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22 ideas for decorating a small room

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The size of a room does not matter. Instead, the decoration within the area is what makes all the difference. Although there are many design references available, we can still get a little confused while decorating the space. That is why the simplest thing is to follow the following basic rules of decoration, especially for small rooms. 

8 Decoration rules for small rooms

- Do not saturate a room with unnecessary furniture and objects.

- Try considering an open concept between the living and dining room.

- Neutral colors are best suited to decorate a small room.

- Play with bright and definite colors to visually enlarge the space of your room.

- You should also choose artificial lighting which is ideal for highlighting specific areas in addition to the natural light.

- Always include a mirror to expand the space of a small room visually.

- To create an ideal distribution make sure that the furniture does not obstruct the access or light.

- Take advantage of the walls to the maximum for storage.

Now that you know the rules, we are going to share many beautiful ideas of small rooms. In these pictures, you will see how the rules have been applied to make the most of the space.  Try getting inspired with these photos of small rooms designed by professionals registered with the Homify platform.

1. A strong color

You can also highlight a wall with an intense color and let maximum light flow into the room.

2. Neutral and natural

modern Living room by homify

The use of neutral colors and natural materials can transform any space instantly.

3. Double height

You should opt for places with double-high ceilings, as they can make a small room look big.

4. Pictures

Another simple decoration idea is to incorporate some pictures on your white walls.

5. Armchair

A piece of furniture that is both functional and beautiful is an L-shaped armchair.

6. Basic and stylish

eclectic Living room by Erika Winters® Design
Erika Winters® Design

Choapan Decor by Erika Winters®Design

Erika Winters® Design

Always choose a basic and stylish decoration for your small room.

7. Wall for storage

You should make the most of the walls as a place for creating storage.

8. Multifunctional elements

A multifunctional furniture and TV integrated into the wall are the best options to save space.

9. Colorful textiles

Using colorful textiles within your small room will make it look vibrant.

10. Center table

The table should be placed in the center or according to the design of the furniture and decoration.

11. Room separator

You can also use the furniture to separate rooms without creating permanent partitions.

12. Harmonious space

Such designs can create harmonious looking rooms which are perfectly integrated with the rest of the house.

13. Floating shelves

Installing floating shelves is another way to save space in your small room.

14. Walls and light

The concept of fewer walls and light to the fullest always comes handy while decorating a room.

15. Linear distribution

Consider linear distribution to take better advantage of the area.

16. Stone coating

Coating a wall with stones of neutral tones will allow you to create a relaxing ambiance.

17. Extended room

If you have an extended room, then this is the best solution available.

18. Less furniture

modern Living room by LTAB/LAB STUDIO
LTAB/LAB STUDIO

SOGGIORNO—OPEN SPACE

LTAB/LAB STUDIO

The less furniture there is in the room, the more space you can gain.

19. Only the basics

Only the basics of decoration should be incorporated to create total comfort.

20. Domino puzzle

You can place your cabinets like a Domino puzzle to create a unique design.

21. Wallpaper

Using wallpaper for your small room will allow you to incorporate any design that you may like.

22. Cool and natural

modern Living room by Facile Ristrutturare
Facile Ristrutturare

Soggiorno open space

Facile Ristrutturare

Last but not the least, combining cold colors with natural materials can also create a pleasant ambiance.

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