Decorating a small room can be a huge pain sometimes. There’s just so little space and so many ideas that you could play with. We understand that it’s a challenge just to fit any kind of furniture into a small room, so how do you even go about planning how it should look? To give you a hand, we’ve put together some useful tips on how you can make the most with the furniture in a small room so you can make it feel bigger and give it a lot more functionality.
Focus on practical things you’ll be doing in the room
The key to putting together a functional and stylish room is to actually focus on what you’ll be using the room for. Many people don’t realize that the easiest way to make the most of a small room is to boil it down into its basic functionality. For example, a small bedroom has some essentials that need to be prioritized in order for it to be a functional bedroom. This obviously includes the bed, but it might also need a drawer or cupboard for clothes and also a small desk for applying makeup. Once you focus on the things you’ll actually be doing in the room, you can narrow down your furniture choices and make it a lot easier to plan ahead.
Use the walls and think vertical
One of the best ways to utilize more space in a small room is to actually think vertically. Make use of the ceiling and walls by having more shelves, hanging decorations, and using taller cupboards. This allows you to make much better use of your walls and it helps you move away from just thinking about your room in terms of floor space. This is a great strategy if you’re willing to do a bit of DIY work yourself and install custom shelves to make the most out of every inch of your walls.
Making use of multifunctional furniture
One of the best ways to approach designing a small room is to use furniture that can fill multiple purposes. For example, bookcases and room dividers can serve a similar purpose. They can divide a small room into different spaces, and they can also be used for storage. Another great example is using some kind of low drawer with a shelf bolted onto the top of it. Combining furniture like this is a great way to create your own multifunctional furniture, and it’s usually a lot cheaper than buying furniture that is built with multiple purposes in mind.
There are loads of unique ways to style a small room and make it more functional and practical. However, it’s going to take a bit of planning and you might need to go the DIY route if you can’t find any store-bought furniture that meets your needs. Luckily, you can usually hack together a few bits of furniture and make some customizations to make things fit your needs.