Small spaces can be one of the most fun types of spaces to decorate because you can go a little more wild and break a few more rules without overdoing it. One rule I love to break (which I have probably talked about before and will definitely talk about again) is painting walls dark in a tiny space. If the space is already extremely small, like a powder room or laundry room, the dark walls will actually make the space feel a little larger.
Big graphic patterns are also a great way to have some fun in a small space. Don’t have wallpaper in the budget? You can buy a great wall stencil, save money and still get that sophisticated look. You can even try painting the wall in a semi-gloss finish and then paint the stenciled pattern in a matte finish to give your hard work some great depth.
Smaller spaces force you to be creative with your floor plan, but some of the most beautiful homes come from overcoming obstacles like spatial issues. Storage and seating are both hurdles that you have to jump, and benches can be a perfect solution for entryways, breakfast nooks, and window seats.
Sometimes thinking outside the box for solutions leads you to unexpected and unintended uses of space. This closet makes a great office, and I love that they separated it by painting it a bright pink. It really pops!
Scale can also lend a hand when trying to make a space feel bigger. This huge painting gives off the feeling of a larger room, but they were smart with their floor plan and only used furniture that fit in the space. The worst thing you can do with a small space is to make it feel overcrowded and stuffed. If you downsize from a sofa to a loveseat, the room will most likely feel bigger.
Most importantly, be creative, be bold, and have fun!