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Living in a smaller space does not mean you have to compromise your interior design dreams. It may be a challenge, but you can achieve a look you love by keeping in mind a few simple tips.
You can make your small rooms look bigger and maybe even take the decorating into your own hands by trying a few DIY projects. When your friends come over for brunch, you can brag about how different items in your home are originals by you!
Cut the Clutter
This tip might seem like more of a chore than a decorating tip, but any interior designer will tell you how important it is. You will learn that spring cleaning isn’t just for spring, and learning how to lighten your space won’t just look good, it can help you stay organized.
Once you decide to declutter, don’t hold back. Anything you’re not sure about keeping can go.
You can feel better about it by giving away some objects to friends and family or to thrift stores. You can even try selling some things to add to your budget.
To compensate, you can buy some containers to help keep you organized. Storing food in containers looks nicer, especially since you won’t have to keep all that branding and advertising in your kitchen. For containers, you can get creative with mason jars, making your home look clean, classy, and polished.
Nothing to Bench About
One of the hardest tasks when it comes to designing a small space is accommodating for your friends and family. Sure, you can lounge around happily in your cozy space, but where are you going to seat the girls when you pop open a bottle of merlot and catch up?
Try putting in as much group seating in your space as you can. Benches are a great solution with many possibilities. You can find a dining room bench to add to your dining room set, making room for more at brunch.
Benches are also a wonderful opportunity for more storage. If you have an open space by a wall or window, you can create a cute accent wall or stylish window seat, respectively. This can be done inexpensively by using a cube shelf and laying it on its side. If you can’t find the right size, attach two cube shelves together. Lastly, choose pillows and stylish bins, and you are ready to store your items in your new storage bench.
Hide the Jewels Behind the Art
Whether you are looking for creative ways to get your jewels off your dresser or you just like to keep them away from sticky hands, you can’t lose with this tip; it combines hidden storage, decluttering, and adding a splash of style to your wall. You can make this happen by creating a hidden jewelry storage. Do this by attaching a canvas to the wall using a piano hinge and hanging some jewelry hooks behind it.
If you don’t already have a canvas for this project, you can paint your own, have a personal picture printed on a canvas, or you can shop around for the perfect one. For jewelry hooks, you can buy cup hooks or scrounge for them in any unused jewelry boxes you have lying around.
Basically, you can use anything else that will hold up your jewelry. Don’t be afraid to customize to your taste!
Once you’ve attached the canvas and hooks to the wall, you are ready to hang your jewelry. Now sit back and admire it, along with your new benches and decluttered space. Don’t forget to show your newly dressed up space off to your friends, and maybe even give them a few hints for their own small spaces!