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22 Small Space Decorating

Linda is a seasoned writer and bedrooms authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.

The wool drapery curtain for the bedroom.

The wool drapery curtain for the bedroom.

Drapery Above Your Window Frame

These floor-to-ceiling light wool curtains give the window in this tiny bedroom a dramatic and spacious feel. Custom furniture, such as a 10-inch-deep built-in storage cabinet, makes the most of any square foot of available space and reduces the need for oversized dressers.

Overwhelm a room with too many colors and patterns.

Overwhelm a room with too many colors and patterns.

Too Many Patterns

Choose a hero piece to serve as the room's focal point, such as a sofa with a bold upholstery design. Then, to keep the room light and airy, use a combination of quieter neutrals for the remaining furniture and walls.

The over the door in the closet in the storage.

The over the door in the closet in the storage.

Forget the Back of the Door

Create extra storage on the back of a wardrobe, pantry, or mudroom door to make use of otherwise unused vertical space. Baskets and racks of various types may be attached to over-the-door hooks.

The same color in the room in the house.

The same color in the room in the house.

Paint Everything the Same Color

Continue the wall paint into the ceiling to blur the marks, making it feel more seamless and less crowded.

Your bar can take many forms, from a dedicated built-in area, to a converted closet-turned-bar, to a standalone bar cabinet.

Your bar can take many forms, from a dedicated built-in area, to a converted closet-turned-bar, to a standalone bar cabinet.

What You Can Do With the Bar Closet

By lining an underutilized closet with fake croc wallpaper and adding studs and a framed picture to the back of the entrance, we transformed it into a lounge.
The built-in drawers were given antique brass pulls and black lacquer, and the tray, which had drawer glides, was illuminated from the shelf above.

With our space-saving  wall desk bookcase, you can keep your essentials organized. It has a large desktop with plenty of workspace, as well as drawers and shelves to keep things tidy.

With our space-saving wall desk bookcase, you can keep your essentials organized. It has a large desktop with plenty of workspace, as well as drawers and shelves to keep things tidy.

Hang Things Up Even in the Furniture

Consider wall-mounted desks or bookcases, which give you more versatility in your room planning. Use vertical wall space to your advantage; floating shelves don't take up much space and have extra storage.

These are hanging under the staircase!

These are hanging under the staircase!

Utilize the Stairs

Has cubbies, cabinets, or space under a staircase storage in an otherwise unused location while also establishing a dedicated area for rain boots, backpacks, and sports equipment. To optimize capacity, go as far as you can, whether it's open or closed storage — or a combination of both.

Transform a simple bunk bed with ceiling-mounted hardware, floor-to-ceiling drapery panels, and a fresh coat of paint to add designer flair to a kids' home.

Transform a simple bunk bed with ceiling-mounted hardware, floor-to-ceiling drapery panels, and a fresh coat of paint to add designer flair to a kids' home.

Tables With Lamps and Frames

Desks are kept clean of lamps and photos thanks to suspended light fixtures and an oversized portrait mural, while bunk beds offer more room for kids to work and play.

An effective entryway design combines comfort, utility, and style to create an inviting atmosphere.

An effective entryway design combines comfort, utility, and style to create an inviting atmosphere.

Utilize the Foyer

Your home's inviting stage is your front entryway. It may even be the whole family's main entrance. It may even be the whole family's main entrance.

If you think we're kidding perhaps you should take a look at our extensive collection of the sofa without arms.

If you think we're kidding perhaps you should take a look at our extensive collection of the sofa without arms.

Buy the Oversized Sofa

Opt for furniture with clean, slim profiles, like this armless sofa, which gives the space more breathing room and a lighter feel overall.

With the right wall sconce lighting, you can add a touch of charm, passion, sophistication, and design to your house.

With the right wall sconce lighting, you can add a touch of charm, passion, sophistication, and design to your house.

How To Hang Your Sconces

In small spaces, sconces will free up a lot of space. Through removing lamps from the table and floor and mounting them on the wall, you will make these spaces even more usable and accessible.

Do-it-yourself under your bed storage old drawers to put a little under bed storage space to use

Do-it-yourself under your bed storage old drawers to put a little under bed storage space to use

Under-Bed Storage

Under the bed is one of the most useful yet underutilized areas in the bedroom.
On both sides of this handcrafted platform bed is room for books, art materials, seasonal clothing, shoes, and more. To keep clutter under control, replace inexpensive with the wire baskets.

Corner bathroom vanity and stylish space-saver for your bathroom — rounded corner bathroom vanity.

Corner bathroom vanity and stylish space-saver for your bathroom — rounded corner bathroom vanity.

Just Think the Round Sink

This round sink expands the space and makes it easier to use the cramped bathroom. We skipped the closed storage and instead mounted a linear wall shelf above the sink to accommodate cotton swabs, and lotions feeling round the vanity and the sink.

How was installed an IKEA bathroom vanity!

How was installed an IKEA bathroom vanity!

Using the Rails Baskets in a Small Bathroom

In a small bathroom, cabinets will take up a lot of space; instead, use hanging baskets and rails on the wall to provide storage, then use accessories bins to arrange all of the small items.

A dusty attic becomes a classic cottage twin bedrooms.

A dusty attic becomes a classic cottage twin bedrooms.

Play Up Nooks and Crannies

Cover irregular forms with a bold-patterned wallpaper to draw attention to them.
To emphasize the triangular form of this wall, I used a big floral repeat.

Large storage bean bag clothes storage plush toys organizer home accessories.

Large storage bean bag clothes storage plush toys organizer home accessories.

Style When It Comes to Storage

Beautiful baskets with colorful prints or unusual fabrics not only keep toys and extra blankets contained, but they're both a perfect way to add accessories to a small space without cluttering it. They look great in corners or under side tables.

 Home office with modular system desk and shelving.

Home office with modular system desk and shelving.

Another Piece of Furniture

Use a modular shelving system to activate corner space; this one helped us to fit in a single-leg desk where we couldn't have otherwise.

The advantages of flexible seating collections are impossible to overstate. They're built to produce a sofa sectional that best fits the dimensions and use of a space, and they're made up of many components.

The advantages of flexible seating collections are impossible to overstate. They're built to produce a sofa sectional that best fits the dimensions and use of a space, and they're made up of many components.

Conventional Sectional Sofa

These people are believe that flexible seating arrangements would take up so much space in a small space, but they usually take up less space than a conventional sofa and loveseat.

Since there's nothing nearly as elegant or as comfortable as a banquette, it's time to reconsider our dining table and bench. It complements a wide range of architectural trends and reminds us of our beloved kitchen cafés.

Since there's nothing nearly as elegant or as comfortable as a banquette, it's time to reconsider our dining table and bench. It complements a wide range of architectural trends and reminds us of our beloved kitchen cafés.

Corner of a Table Bench Kitchen

By using the corner and making a built-in banquette, we were able to fit a large rectangular table into a narrow kitchen. A small niche provides storage and view without the need for extra furniture. There was no need for extra lighting in the room because the big drum light was placed over the bench.

The Jorstad twin sleigh bed is all about subtle detailing. Classic Louis Phillippe styling with headboard instantly grabs your attention.

The Jorstad twin sleigh bed is all about subtle detailing. Classic Louis Phillippe styling with headboard instantly grabs your attention.

With a Small Bedroom Area Rug

The children's place! Filling a room with a wall-to-wall area rug can give the impression of more rooms. This vibrant diamond-weave pattern adds a jolt of energy to this tiny room.

Featuring a wood table top, pedestal base, and metal accents, the table has a timeless look you will enjoy for years to come.

Featuring a wood table top, pedestal base, and metal accents, the table has a timeless look you will enjoy for years to come.

The White Paneling in the Dining Room

This compact dining room's paneled walls and coffered ceiling have so much architectural dignity that the room's scale becomes an afterthought. A circular dining table allows visitors to easily access the room, and a high chandelier allows for panoramic views.

A room that works just as hard as you do. A well-organized home office allows many adults in the household to operate in a cooperative setting.

A room that works just as hard as you do. A well-organized home office allows many adults in the household to operate in a cooperative setting.

The Power of White

Light bounces and reflects across the room in an all-white vacuum, making every space look larger and clearer. The subtly colder white found in the chandelier beads gives off a comfortable vibe, while an ordered desk and minimal furniture build an even more spacious atmosphere.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Linda Chechar

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Linda Chechar (author) from Arizona on April 24, 2021:

Liz Westwood, the great drapery the full length curtains in the hotels that are at the Holiday Inn Express!

Liz Westwood from UK on April 23, 2021:

I really enjoyed reading this article. It had so many great suggestions. I have noticed that in their most recent hotel room makeover, Holiday Inn Express have gone for full length curtains that cover a whole wall, not just a window. Now it all makes sense.

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