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Interior Design - Compact Spaces with Room to Spare

Jun 27, 2008
Every bit of space counts.

It is commonly thought that if you are decorating a small room, you should use small furniture pieces and various other items in order to make the room look bigger. People seem to forget that "less is more" and makes for great impact when designing small spaces.

Small rooms don't have to limit you to smaller pieces of furniture in order to present an open, airy feel. Frequently, placing a few larger pieces in the room will not only assist in easier room flow but causes the space to feel more inviting and larger than the square footage actually is.

Placing bold scaled patterns in wallpaper or dramatic wall coloring also will bring ambience to your small space while causing the room to feel inviting and gracious. However, be sure to choose a color that truly appeals to your sense of style or you may never adapt to the atmosphere.

Consider what the major use of the room will be. In the case of an office used on a full-time basis, it is significant to think about how comfortable you will feel day to day working in this room.

Depending on the amount of concentration you may need to have while in this office, you may want to consider that your color palate be more sedate, bringing you a more relaxed comfort level in order to concentrate on the matters at hand. Others may need to have a more lively room, so choosing more brilliant colors will help them stay alert.

If your space is going to be used as a part-time office, perhaps you should indulge your fantasies and go for the more brilliant color concentration. Whatever your choices, you need to be certain that you love the pieces and colors that you are utilizing in your tiny space. Consider room flow as well as function when furnishing your little niche and remember that "less" can be "more."
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