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Smart ways to decorate small spaces

india Updated: Apr 02, 2011 00:42 IST

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The basic tip to decorate a small space is to repaint all dark coloured walls in light pastel hues. For more tips like this, read on...



1 Paint the home:

The basic tip to decorate a small space is to repaint all dark coloured walls in light pastel hues. Dark walls make the room appear dingy and small. Use the same pastel wall colours in adjoining small rooms and increase perceived space. This technique makes two small rooms look like one large room because the line of sight is uninterrupted by a change in wall colour.



2 Natural light:

Add lots of light to a space that feels cramped. Add river grass and bamboo fibre blinds instead of the heavy curtains to add more light to your room. If privacy is not an issue, remove any doors leading to a small space to allow more light. Alternatively, install a door with translucent glass to preserve privacy and increase natural light in a small room.



3 Ceiling matters:

Curtain rods installed near ceilings rather than on the window frames make low ceilings appear higher.



4 Selection of furniture:

Save space by choosing furniture that serves more than one purpose. Some coffee tables have a lower shelf for storing books, and many ottomans have removable tops that reveal storage for games, throws and other items.



5 Decor accessories:

Decorate with furniture that doesn’t overwhelm a small space. Tables with glass tops blend into a room’s decor, increasing the apparent space. To make a room appear spacious, do away with clutter. Too many knickknacks and artefacts as well as wall hangings can be distracting.



With inputs form Sheena Khan, Chizzle