Fall is just around the corner, meaning its back to school time! Dorm rooms are the original small space, but nowadays with the tiny house trend, and big cities with little apartments, small spaces are everywhere! It can be hard to find the perfect pieces for your not so big place. The following five tips are here to guide you through the setup of your tiny room.
1. Neutral Colour Tones + Limited Colour Palettes
Developing the illusion of a larger room starts with the colours you choose to use. Neutral colour tones like white, beige, and grey create the feeling of wider walls. Sticking with a lighter-neutral paint colour, like Coventry Gray from Benjamin Moore, will help open up your small room. Complete your space by adding in a few more natural tones and choosing a statement pattern, print, or colour to tie in your personality. Using a muted colour palette will make your single bold colour, pattern, or print that much more impactful! The right colour selection will help create the ambiance of a big room.
2. Multifunctional Furniture
The key to making your small room feel big, is to make the most of the space you have! Multifunctional furniture is a great way to achieve style while still remaining practical. A Daybed with storage underneath is one of the most versatile pieces of multifunctional furniture. A Daybed can double as a couch by stacking and layering pillows. The bed can also act like a second closet if it features drawers, like this IKEA daybed. A great style tip: if you find a Daybed with drawer handles you don’t like, find some that fit your vision and swap them out! It’s a great way to tie your individual personality into your room.
3. Mirrors + Wall Art
A nice way to create the look of more space, while still incorporating your own taste is by using mirrors and wall art. Choose a statement wall that’ll feature your brightest, loudest pieces. If you can’t find wall art that you’re into, try using wallpaper to bring depth to your room. Reflective surfaces create the illusion of more space, so the more mirrors the better! Using a mirror that doubles as storage, like this Duty Box Wardrobe Multifunctional Mirror, is a perfect solution to create and save space. Another great tip for people renting small apartments or staying in dorm rooms, is to use Command Tape to hang everything on your walls, it is hassle-free and doesn’t leave any marks or scuffs!
4. Shelving + Storage
Making your walls feel fuller and taller will help create the feeling of space. Shelves can also be a great multifaceted item. Whether you decorate your shelves, use them for storage, or turn them into furniture, a good shelf is the perfect piece to any room, big or small! This Stairway Desk from CB2 is the best for a small space. It’s multifunctional furniture, shelving, and a work space, all-in-one! What more can someone ask for? Making the most of the space you have is about being smart with storage. Shelving is the easiest way to accomplish that, not only does it look cool, it also keeps things clean!
5. Dress Your Centerpiece
Making your bed the centerpiece of your room will help design the illusion of lots of space. Following the neutral and limited colour palette rule as mentioned before, dress your bed in cool colours or perfect patterns. Now with Skylark+Owl’s Bundles, buying bedding has never been easier! Our Essential Bedding Bundle includes an Essential Collection Percale Sheet Set and Duvet Cover, and our Refined Bedding Bundle includes a Sateen Sheet Set and Duvet Cover! Don’t forget the stuffing, with our Essential Basics Bundle and Refined Basics Bundle you can rest in pure comfort! These bundles include either two Essential Pillows or two Refined Pillows and your choice of a Synthetic Down Duvet Insert or a Synthetic Down Duvet Blanket. Lastly, add the finishing touches by bringing in throws and pillows that represent your chosen color palette!
Now that your small space doesn’t look so small, enjoy it! Bask in your decorating success, and embrace your new place. Creating more space can be done with any or all of the mentioned 5 tips, whether it be using neutral color tones + limited color palettes, multifunctional furniture, mirrors + wall art, shelving + storage, or dressing your centerpiece. The most important part of decorating is making the room, no matter the size, feel like home.