Regardless of what people say, when it comes to the world of property, size does matter.
The bigger houses tend to attract bigger prices, even if they don’t necessarily make us happier. Sure, there are other variables that enter the mix (with location probably being the most important), but on the whole, the bigger your home, the higher the valuation.
But, what do you do if you have a super-small room and have no physical way to expand? Options are available, many of which don’t involve digging new foundations.
Today, we are going to mull over a selection of our favorites:
- Try and keep to a singular color palette
- Natural light will be your best friend
- Use the theory of detraction
The first topic is your color palette. One of the worst things you can do in a small room is opt for a rainbow effect. In other words, keep things simple, and try to keep your palette to as few tones as possible. By doing this, you stop “breaking up the room”, and it immediately flows as one.
Of course, when you do this, you can start to lose some personality. This is where you need to turn to vibrant decorations, such as these from Avas Flowers. Avas Flowers have become the go-to source for a lot of people shopping for a pop of color in their room, and this Avas Flowers Twitter page has some further inspiration as well.
Another key method to overcoming smaller rooms is by focusing on natural light. There’s nothing quite as depressing as a dark, dingy room – so a flurry of natural light can fix this in an instant. Quite often, this is a cheap fix as well; simply opt for a basic window dressing, so you are maximizing the amount of light that flows into your room.
In some cases, such as in a basement, more inventive solutions might be required, but on a basic level this is mainly about keeping your window dressings open.
Finally, let’s now talk about detraction. In short, we are referring to the process of doing everything in your power to detract from the fact that the room you are stood in is almightily small.
The world is your oyster when it comes to this concept, but there are several easy-to-implement options.
The first is a feature wall. This does exactly what it says on the tin, it creates a feature out of a wall and makes eyes immediately cast over towards it.
The next, is a big piece of furniture. That’s right, notice the term ‘big’. A common mistake is to use tiny furniture in these smaller rooms, but this simply amplifies the overall small-size theme. Instead, opt for fewer, larger pieces and you’ll find that everything seems much more in proportion.
Lastly, try and emphasize the height of the room. In some settings this will be easier than others, but a room on the high side can detract from the size around the perimeter. There are all sorts of ways to achieve this, with creative lighting and ceiling art solutions being a couple of common suggestions.