Here’s a common belief: decorating big rooms is fun and doing up your smaller rooms is an annoying extra.
Maybe it’s because we tend to spend more time in the bigger rooms, or at least spend more time with other people in them.
What this means is small rooms are often either rushed or ill-considered.
It’s easy, in our impatience, to assume small rooms can be decorated just like bigger ones.
But in truth, there’s a whole separate art to painting and decorating small rooms which needs to be carefully learned.
Consider this: small rooms often only feel small.
With the right decorating techniques, they can actually be made to feel homely, spacious and warm
For example, using lighter colours will help reflect sunlight (if the room receives any) and make the room feel bigger than it is.
Similarly, painting the ceiling (which is often overlooked) a nice, soft colour (light-grey is a solid choice) will make the room feel airy and freer, as well as creating more light.
However, beyond simple painting choices, more involved decorating choices can massively affect a smaller room.
Removing clutter and freeing up space will obviously help the room feel more spacious, but another thing to consider is the focal point of the room.
Is this a room for watching TV? Is it a bedroom? Or an office?
Depending on how and where you want attention and time to be spent, your basic decorating choices are likely to massively vary.
It might be that an old space which is currently used for storage could be re-imagined – with the right decorating – as a space for a new hobby or activity hitherto unthought-of in your house!
Regardless, taking the time to consider your smaller rooms and free up your creativity to imagine what they could be is not just worthwhile but essential if you truly want to make the most of your house.
And if you’re truly stuck for inspiration, a professional eye can dramatically re-energise a small room, helping you make the most out of even the most uninspiring spaces. Get in touch with us today for a free quote or to discuss how you might make more out of your home.