Small homes have certain perks, such as lower heating costs and fewer property taxes, but they can also be a challenge to decorate. Consider consulting a professional interior designer. He or she can use smart strategies to make your small space look larger.
Use your vertical space wisely.
Tall pieces of furniture maximize the functionality of your space. The extra storage areas will let you maintain a clutter-free home, which consequently will help your space look bigger than it really is. Plus, decorating with vertical space draws the eye upward to create visual interest and an open feel.
Display your kitchen fearlessly.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a large pantry and plenty of kitchen storage options, but you can work with what you have. If you have an open floor plan, you could consider adding a tall shelving unit, preferably between the kitchen area and breakfast nook or dining area. Use breathable wicker baskets to hold pantry items on the shelves. Intersperse the baskets with decorative pieces like vases, as well as utilitarian items like teapots and gravy boats.
Use your staircase.
If you have a two-story home, your interior designer might recommend hiring a contractor to install built-in shelving or drawers into the space under your stairs. Use drawers for items like gloves and scarves, or shelves for books.
Select tall draperies.
Tall drapery has the same visual effect as tall furniture. It draws the eye upward, making the ceiling look higher and the space look larger. Put the curtain rod about two inches below the crown molding to extend your drape coverage.
Use double-duty furniture.
Choose pieces that serve dual purposes, such as a bed with storage drawers underneath or a headboard with built-in shelves. Dual-purpose furniture will help you organize your small space better.
Home On The Range is a well-respected interior design company serving Steamboat Springs, Colorado. They can do everything from single rooms to whole house furnishing packages, and they also offer staging services for home sellers. You can call their office at (970) 870-6777.