I have been getting a lot of questions lately on how to make the most out of a smaller space in your home! Last year, we updated and remodeled one of the rooms in our home, and it is on the smaller side BUT it is now one of my favorite rooms in the house! It is a smaller family room. Sofia and I call it the “girls room.” I am so excited to fill you in on some of the tips and tricks I picked up along the way when I began decorating this room.
When you are decorating a smaller space, think light and bright. You don’t want to get to carried away with darker colors when you are working with a smaller room because it will make the space feel a lot smaller and closed in when in reality you want it to look and feel larger. Make sense?
As you will see in the pictures below, I incorporated pops of color throughout the space because the walls remained white which really looks great when all of the natural sunlight is shining through:) Cactus plants, along with succulents or any greenery you enjoy is a great accessory to add to any space.
I recently did an instastory on the pillow covers I got from Amazon. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing some as well if you don’t want to go out and buy all new pillows for your space + you don’t break the bank! I do have quite the pillow obsession, so if pillows are not your thing, then disregard. I will say I think decorative pillows make any space look SO much brighter, and they also add fun character as well.
For the window treatments shown above I purchased four panels of white blackout curtain shades at TJMAXX, and then added two sheer panels in between the blackout shades as you see above. Yes, are both the walls, and the curtains white? That is totally fine. The trim in this room was painted a darker blue shade (Thanks Dad, best painter around-seriously though, that man can cut in when he is painting like NOBODY’s BIZ.) Anyway it was painted a darker color to add a contrast of color against the white walls, and curtains.
Adding fun twinkly lights to this space I thought suited it well, and that is totally up to your preference. They look really great at night too! Sometimes I will watch TV in this room and just have the fun lantern lights on without the recess lighting. When decorating your space, add items that make you happy when you look at them. What means the most to you? A room does not need to have a theme, you can certainly mix old with new (my FAVORITE thing to do.) In this room I wanted to showcase some special items that we had throughout the house that meant a lot to Andy. Andy was in the Airforce, so I wanted an area to put up a lot of his awards, and special paintings that he has earned over the years. My future hub is one of the most humble people you will ever meet. I knew that if I didn’t showcase these great things he may not, so I can proudly boast for him! I guarantee you that around your house you have similar items that mean a lot to you. So, don’t hold back. SHOWCASE them;)
The best way to navigate a new space in your home that you would like to change or maximize is to ask yourself what you will be using the room for? Is it an office? Is it a play room? What do you need to make your life easier and more functional? Figuring out that first question is the hardest part. Once you have that figured out I promise from that point on you will have a much clearer understanding of what to buy when decorating as well as who you think will use the space.
I hope the pictures I included, and some of the advice I have help you in your space going forward. Stay true to who you are as a person in how YOU want to decorate, and share your space with others. What touches will make YOU happy each day when you wake up? 🙂
Have a beautiful week!