Living in a small condo? There is no particular way when it comes to decorating small spaces, although there are some significant techniques that would make a small space feel stylish and functional.
When living in a small space, it is curial to invest in the “key” furniture. By invest I don’t mean by the amount of money you spend on. Take time to develop a theme that would work best for you and your space.
Now days the minimalism trend/theme is taken seriously, whether into fashion, interior decor or any art related element. The minimalist is a challenging and fun trend but definitely not for everyone. The key for this trend is “less is more” which makes sense when you live in a small space, you don’t want to surround yourself with furniture.
Don’t go all minimalist, stick to your theme whether vintage, modern or classic. Just remember not to over do it with the furniture or décor, that’s when playing minimal, comes in hand.
Tips when buying furniture for small spaces
- Invest in multi purpose furniture
- Invest in scaled-down furniture
- Invest in organizers whether for your closet or cabinet. (They will become your best friend)
- Invest in furniture that is easy to move around. You don’t know when to transform your living room to suit a party theme.
- Invest for smaller appliances.
Where to buy
The buying process can be the most difficult part. The good thing is if you are on a budget, it is easier and less spending on decorating smaller spaces than larger spaces.
As you probably have guessed, IKEA would be the ideal spot to check out. You can definitely find amazing deals on furniture. In fact IKEA is known for their simple but yet functional designs.
If not sticking to budget is not a problem! The Hudson Bay has dedicated a whole collection for small spaces “THE SMALL SPACES SHOP”. Breaking it down to 4 segments, eat, sleep, live and organize. While feature endless brands and products, making the buying process easy!
Décor tips for small spaces
- Use curtains to divide two spaces.
- Match curtain color to wall. Creating an impression for the room to feel larger and spacious.
- Add plants. Creating an impression for the room to feel fresh.
- Take advantage of walls. Install shelves to storage, display objects.
- Hang mirrors. Creating an illusion of more space.
- Use hard cover and magazines as decorative pieces.
There are endless DIY projects when it comes to home décor. I suggest looking on Pinterest, tumbler and YouTube to collect some fun ideas.
You can even shop you home! Crazy I know.
Take a look at what’s into your closet, for example are a fashionista? You can display your “high-end” cool looking garments like bags as décor.
Remember is going to take time when designing your space, whether small or large. I suggest to create an inspiration board of the ideas and inspiration you collected from magazines and blogs. This will also help define the theme you are going for, but of course it gives the directions of where to start. You don’t want to jump into purchasing furniture and appliances right away, you will just accumulate and clutter your space right away with unnecessary junk.
Keep your options open.