Remember when you were a kid, decorating your room with all the clashing colors and wild patterns that are reserved for teenage angst? Well, it turns out, those aren’t just rebellious teen tendencies. Bold color combinations are perfect for small spaces because they make the space feel larger. It’s also important to remember that white space is equally as important as bold color when designing a small space. So, if you have a very limited amount of floor or wall real estate, here are some tips on how to make the most out of it!
Use your light source wisely
Having an abundance of natural light in a room with white walls is always going to have a larger impact than white walls with limited natural light. However, if you have the option of both, use natural light to your advantage! If you’re using all white or mostly white furniture & décor in a room with limited natural light, it could create an ’empty’ look–which is one thing you don’t want for small spaces.
White goes a long way
Using ALL white in a room can work in some cases, but it’s important to remember that not all rooms are designed the same. Using white with other bold colors is best when working with limited floor or wall space because this will make your space look larger. This concept works well for small kitchens, where it may be difficult to make the space look open because of all the cabinets & appliances.
It can be overwhelming
Sometimes it’s really easy for a room–especially a small room–to become overcrowded with bold colors, patterns & furniture. Bold prints should harmoniously coexist together in order to truly have an impact on your space without being overwhelming. This is especially important when you’re dealing with a small space.
The perfect balance
Once again, balance is key! When the colors & objects in your room are too overbearing it can take away from the overall effect of an impactful design. Even though it’s all about bold color, that doesn’t mean everything should be that same bold color either.
Mixing up the textures
When going bold with patterns & colors, it’s important to also have a mix of different materials. If everything in your room is a smooth texture, it will give off a very rigid feel that may not be as impactful as a mix of smooth and textured materials. The piece that has the highest visual weight should be your largest or boldest piece.
If you’re thinking about introducing bright colors into your small space, don’t hesitate to go for it! It’s much better to regret something you did than something you didn’t do. And, if it doesn’t work out the way you wanted it to, this is a great lesson to learn for the future.
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