Small Room Design

Small room design can be difficult if you've never worked with a small space before. However, small room design can be easy if you take a second to think about what you're doing first. You'll need several key elements to making a room look polished and complete.

A rug is a great starting point for decorating a room, especially in small rooms. It helps create a layered look and is an easy way to add color to a room without having to spend time painting. It's also an easy way to freshen up a room's appearance.

Poor space planning is often a big mistake in design. People often tend to push every piece of furniture they own up against a wall. This creates a closed in feel and continues to make a small room feel even smaller. In your living room, try pulling your couch off the wall a couple of inches and putting a console table behind it. On that console table, or sofa table, throw some lamps and vases on top of it and you can instantly create a finished look in that section of the room. Also, try drawing out a floor plan and see how many different variations you can come up with before settling on your small rooms design and floor plan.

Many don't know it, but scale is a major part of design. For example, you don't want to add a sofa sectional to a small space. It would eat up the whole room and you would be very limited on space planning options. Opt for furniture pieces that help the room look bigger; you can do this by finding tall pieces, such as tall book cases or drapes with stripes.