Top tips to redesign a small space
When it comes to truly small spaces, it is vital to take advantage of every inch of the room. Lighting, rugs, and art all help to create the illusion of something bigger. One way to avail this advantage is to adorn your living room with artworks and statement pieces creating a beautiful little 'gallery' in your home.
When it comes to truly small spaces, it is vital to take advantage of every inch of the room. Lighting, rugs, and art all help to create the illusion of something bigger. One way to avail this advantage is to adorn your living room with artworks and statement pieces creating a beautiful little 'gallery' in your home. Although furniture and wallpaper are crucial elements to be mulled over while considering the decoration of your home or room, paintings and art pieces offer a sense of timelessness. As highlighted in previous articles, art can be used as an everlasting way of reflecting life. You can also work with furniture, layered lighting, and accessories to make sure enough space is utilized. Small spaces also work best with the minimalistic and Scandinavian interior which can make the room appear warm and inviting. Here are five ingenious ways to be a little creative with your small space:
LARGE FRAMES SMALL PICTURES
If you frame the pictures of your friends or family at a vacation, prints or even small artworks bought at the gallery with large borders, it can exaggerate the size of small photographs and add a bigger illusion. Do you want to incorporate several pictures in a smaller room? In a small setting, you can exaggerate the size of your wall by working with small pieces with larger borders. This can also help achieve an understated look and prevents wall art from looking overwhelmed or cluttered. However, displaying art in intimate spaces such as above a study desk, leaning atop a nightstand or in an entryway can also achieve a simplistic outlook and make the room appear chic. Depending on the room, you can even consider hanging the artworks above a sofa, bed, mantelpiece, or dining table.
SUBTLE AND NEUTRAL COLORS
The best technique to make a small room appear larger is to keep the room neutral or monochromatic. A small space can really benefit from monochromatic artworks such as Malibu by Christina. Consider investing in early works of minimalism which also tend to be monochromatic with an emphasis on geometry, line, and color. The benefit of this technique is that it allows the atmosphere of the room to become bright and soft. In fact, these colors also blend well with several interior décors.
Instead of statement furniture, consider investing in a statement piece of artwork! Embrace the idea of dramatic work juxtaposing minimalistic furniture. For a piece to be a statement artwork, it should display and connect the colors and details in the piece on a larger scale even from afar. Such pieces offer a vibrant source of color and can add style to the space. They are the attention grabbers of the room. You would want to hang your boldest piece in a prominent and visible location. Fortunately, in a small space, these artworks can be even more eye-catching than in a large room. As a central piece, the artwork sets the tone for the rest of the room and can complement the personal taste and style of the decorator.
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COMPLEMENT LARGE AND SMALL PIECES ALONGSIDE ONE ANOTHER
Placing assorted sizes of individual artworks together helps achieve an added depth. Consider decorating your entryway with varied sizes of aesthetically pleasing artworks that come together to achieve a unified outlook. Grouping together three or four different shapes and sizes of artworks goes a longer way than two identical paintings. This will allow the blank space in your home to have a wider collection of artworks without ruining the decluttered achievement of the room. As a bonus: such an alignment of art pieces also creates a gallery wall illusion.
ART IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
Another tip that goes for miles is the placement of artworks in places you’d least expect it to be. Such unique places could include open kitchen shelves, bathroom walls or bedroom doorway. Placing small artworks in unique places also displays a sense of creativity in the overall outlook of your home. Do you have a fireplace that attracts attention in your small space? Consider propping a frame or two against its hearth.
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