House is like a palace for their owners. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the owners to make it look pretty. No matter the size of the house, decoration is a must to make people inside the house feel more comfortable and guests will enjoy to come and visit. There are many easy yet effective ideas about house decoration.
1. No Specific Rules About The Best Size of The Decoration, Use Your Feeling
There are some parts of the decoration that gives a rule to put certain size. However, adding decoration in a small house in general will not limit you with any pint-size furniture. If it takes a lot of time for you to decide what to put and how to décor the room, try choose only a few things that you think will catch the attention.
Either large-scale art or regular-size furniture, they will be perfectly fine when you put it in your house. Again, make sure you choose a few things only. The more things you add, the messier your house will be, and no one wants that.
2. Give the Space Some Space to Breathe
It is understandable if you want to add important things to your living room, dining room, and so on. However, adding too many important things will not give you any good. It will look nice when you put one or two, but it will look uncomfortable when you put too many photos, for example, in your living room.
Guests are coming for having a nice conversation, not for a history area. Get your furniture some space one to another. Get that furniture away from the wall and give some space between them. Let’s decorate like the quote, “Less is More”
3. Get The House Multifunctional Furniture
Living in a small house means that you need to be extra creative in saving spaces. Rather than having one table for dining room and one table for living room, it is much better if you can purchase one table that can fulfill the needs of those two.
Upgrade your bed not only for sleeping; find the one that has built-in drawers, so you can keep extra sweaters or blankets in unseen places. Maximize the use of each furniture to the fullest, so you can save many spaces in your house.
4. Use Match Colors for Both Furniture and Walls
When we are living in a small house, our vision will be limited to a small area as well. Therefore, putting similar colors to your furniture and walls will give an illusion of a spacey area. Keep them all cohesive.
The more color you add to a small house, the smaller the house will look like. Picking colors is one of most important things to do, right before you decide to put furniture inside.
5. It Doesn’t Have to be All White for Decorating Small House
People say that when you have small houses, it is better to put light color, so it can make your house feel more spacey. The fact is, it is not always have to be that way. You can go with bold color to embrace the full size of your house.
You can color your walls and ceiling dark and make an illusion of a jewel box inside your house. Any color that you choose, again, make sure it is matched with the furniture you will put inside the house.
6. Get More Rug-Leg Furniture and Find the Right One
Nowadays, furniture is designed to have skirts below, like sofa, bed, and so on. It might look good, but it will make them look like a box, which takes more spaces than it actually is.
Therefore, finding the furniture that has rug will be more beneficial for your house. It can give spacey vibe. However, you need to be careful as well in finding the right rug for your furniture. The short and tiny rug will make your house smaller than it is. Find the higher one, so you can feel the space under the furniture.
7. Mirrors Will Reflect The Light and Create an Imaginative Extra Area
If you apparently living in a small house plus less light, mirror will be the right answer for you to overcome those two problems. We do not use mirror only for showing our reflection. It can do more than that. Mirror can do two big things for your small and less light house.
First, it can reflect the light from the outside to the house. Second, it can also create an imaginative extra area to make your house spacey. However, you need to observe your house first before deciding where to put the mirror.
8. Pay Attention to The Light Inside The House
Small houses tend to feel dark inside, due to the lack of windows. Therefore, providing you house with enough light sources can help you overcome the lack of natural light. Put light sources in every single room; from bedroom to kitchen.
Rather than installing one big lamp, it is much better to have smaller lamps with more numbers to share the light equally one to another. Another source of lights you can add is table lamp; in your working space or in the kitchen.
9. Save More Space By Purchasing Folding Furniture
Nowadays, people learn about minimalism. One thing that we can learn from that theory is by making more space inside our house. The way we can do it is by having folding furniture. You will not eat on your dining table for 24 hours, right?
It’d be better if you can fold it up to the wall while you are not using it. Even better, you can maximize the function of a table into two; in the meal time you can use it as a dining room and other than that, you can use it as a desk for your job.
10. Clean The House Especially the Floor, Every Single Day
No matter how spacey your small house is, it will not be worth if you find your floor dirty and dusty. Floating furniture will not be a burden. Instead, ones that stand on the ground, you need to make sure you can clean under them. Make it as a daily habit to clean the house, so your house will feel more spacey and clean, of course.