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​Small Home? No Problem


If you live in a small home, decorating can be intimidating. You don’t want to clutter areas, and make it more difficult to live in. Additionally, if you are on a budget, you might have fewer options, making it more difficult to pick things that you like which also fit in the space. Here are 5 steps for making sure that your small home or cabin gets appropriately furnished.

  • 1.Don’t over clutter. Often, the downfall of decorating in small spaces is that they become full of extra décor, which occupies your vision, cramps the space, and creates conflicting visions which lead to a feeling of confusion and discomfort. Sometimes the best thing that you can do is to remove décor, rather than adding new décor. Try to identify a few things which work well together and remove the rest.
  • 2.Use Furniture which accomplishes multiple functions. For example, if you want to have a small table which will hold flowers, books or other décor atop it, perhaps you should choose a small dresser which not only provides a surface for décor, but also allows you to store other things inside of it. Similarly, storing things under beds or other furniture can help you to make space elsewhere. In small spaces, the more efficiently you can use your space, the better
  • 3.Use appropriate lighting. Nothing makes a room feel claustrophobic more quickly than a lack of good lighting. This means that a single overhead light will not be enough. It is best to spread out a variety of light sources. Additionally, opening up a room to sunlight can do a lot to improve the way it is perceived. However, before you install a large window, consider that windows offer poor insulation compared to a wall, and if this is a cabin in a colder place, you might want to ensure that it doesn’t get too cold.
  • 4.Choose one cohesive theme. In a large house, you can pick different themes, and spread them throughout the house. Your bedroom might have an entirely different style to your bathrooms or your entryway. However, in a smaller space, it is important that you choose one style. There will not be sufficient space in a smaller house for you to appropriately blend or separate different styles, so the contrast between them will be jarring, and can heavily detract from the overall aesthetic of your space.  

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