What do you think about small spaces? Do you feel like your living room is too small, or like everything is cramped or looks heavy and full? There are definitely a few tips to make any room look larger, or at least, comfortable, welcoming and warm!
Adding an area rug to a room takes a little planning, especially if your room is small, as a rug can totally make or break a whole room! When working with small spaces, you have to be super careful about each piece, giving them a special place so they can be noticed and admired.
When choosing an area rug for your room, there are a few simple rules:
-Keep at least 18 inches of bare floor between the rug’s edges and your walls.
-Larger rugs can make a room look bigger.
-Decide whether you like your furniture to be outside your rug; or if you like to have your sofa’s front legs on top of your rug. A third option is to have all your furniture on top of your rug, but this is a decision that suits bigger rooms better.
Some more ideas:
Store it! Cabinets, shelves and boxes can help keep the space clean and visually open. This is a plus when dealing with a small space, you don’t want it to look cramped and busy!
A pop of color can go a long way. Instead of painting your walls or upholstering that entire sofa in a bright and bold color, try small pops of color here and there. This will keep the space clean and the details will catch the eye, giving focal points to the entire room.