Small spaces can often be a decorator’s nightmare. You don’t want it to look cramped, yet a sparse look is miserable too. You don’t want to overpower the room with heavy decor, but you want it to look stylish and matched. Here are some tips to help you strike the right balance…


Natural light always makes a space look airier. If there’s no way to introduce more natural light into a small room, then you can use strategically placed mirrors as well as some well-chosen artificial lighting to help give the space a more open feel.


You don’t have to avoid dark colours in a small room, but it’s important to keep their use balanced.

Pairing them up with a lighter, brighter combo will help lift any feeling of oppression their use could bring to the space. It’s a little bit of a balancing act, so be sure to experiment!


Nothing will overpower a small space as quickly as clutter! It contributes to a crowded, unpleasant feeling that will make the room feel unwelcoming. Keep everything in its place, and try not to let clutter accumulate.

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Just because a space is small doesn’t mean you can’t keep it looking fresh and gorgeous!