Room Decor Ideas For Small Home In 2017

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If you are reading this then you probably are planning to bring some trendy changes to your small home. If answer is yes then congratulations! You are on the right track. Because this piece of writing will let you know about the latest small home decor ideas for 2016. Small houses are great as they are easy to manage and clean but almost all of them have an intrinsic challenge compared to larger one and that is to make them look bigger than they actually are. You would need extra space in your house to accommodate all the furniture and other things while you would also want your house to look nice and tidy to add aesthetic appeal to its appearance. Below you would find a few small home décorideas to give your house a new look.

1.   Bedroom

You must not be discouraged by the dimensions of your bedroom in case you have a smaller one. With the effective use of right coloring, material and lightening, you can make it look bigger and tidier than any bigger bedroom. For a start, use light colors on walls like white and dull white. Then you can add a mirror on the doors of your closet to make it look bigger. Furniture cannot be excluded from the bedroom especially the bed. Now trick to use smaller beds or sleeper sofas instead of your large beds. Consulting a sleeper sofas buying guide  is highly recommended for you if you choose to replace your bulky bed with a smart sleeper sofa or you can simply opt for a futon alternatively. 

Large Wall Mirror, Wall Sconce, White Queen Bed And Nightstands Plus Chair from Designing City

Large Wall Mirror, Wall Sconce, White Queen Bed And Nightstands Plus Chair from Designing City

Extremely Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas fromInteriorhous

Effective use of vertical space is another important aspect of your intelligent small home décor. You can add additional space to sleep by using this vertical space. Modern Murphy beds fold along with your walls to create additional space if there is no need for sleeping space. When not being used for sleep, they provide perfect shelves for putting things like books.

Glamorous Murphy Bed With Couch  from Cutenareta

2.   Living room & Kitchen

Clever storage and smaller furniture not only create room in your small living room but prevent clutter as well to keep it orderly. Just remember whatever you put in your living room just make sure that you have downsized it. Basic consideration while working on small home décor is to put special focus on the purpose of everything which you would be putting in your small living room. With good thinking, you can put all your necessary stuff in one shelf along the wall of your living room. With the emergence WiFi equipped appliances and devices, now you can avoid clutter in your living room by avoiding extra cables. Printers, speakers, computer input devices etc. do not need wires anymore.

On the selection of color schemes like bright orange, soft pink, and light blue are recommended for your living room. Contrasts also work fine in some cases but while going for contrast look at the other end of a color spectrum. A dark blue would work fine with off white on your sofa’s fabric. Make sure your living room is airy and bright with sunlight once curtains are folded. Latest small home décor trends also suggest you to put your favorite plant in a corner to give a freshness signature to your living room. In case, you don’t want to put anything in the corner of your living room make sure you do not leave it empty. Get more creative with your sofa design in order to cover the corner effectively.

Living room ideas in Ikea 2016 Catalog from Home-designing

And in 2016, your slow cookers, tea kettles, and coffee machines are becoming able to tap into your WiFi home network and this trend will become more prevalent in 2017. There are some permanent fixtures in your kitchen which you cannot change easily like hanging plate racks and then there are things which are seasonal in nature and only occupy your dining room for certain time period throughout the year like the water cooler.  

Kitchen Cabinet for Small Home From Home Decorating Ideas

3.   Dining room

Just like the living room, creating space in your small dining room is also a stimulating endeavor. In a small house, an eat-in kitchen arrangement is highly recommended as it avoids extra construction of a wall to divide kitchen and dining room. As for décor of the dining room, adding extra-large images is a good way to cover the walls and use of dark color scheme is recommended. If there is a shelf on any wall of dining room then make sure items in it are also complementing the color scheme you are implementing on the walls.

Do not leave your dining table empty as your dining table centerpiece adds impact to the entire dining room. Dining table must be occupied by a flower holder or vase.

Round Wooden from Inspired Your Home

As far as the selection of table is concerned, remember the rule that oval table will always occupy less space while providing more sitting capacity and if you want to save more space, go for folding chairs along with oval table.

Conclusion

Whatever you decide, make it certain that you always start with the smallest tweak this might be a color change or curtain change. For example, downsizing the furniture or fixtures is a cumbersome task as it involves lots of thinking and advanced planning so it is recommended that you analyze your need before purchasing new decoration stuff.

 

The crux of the matter is you must not go for a complete overhaul of your small home decor in haste. Spend time on planning and use your imagination along with advice of a professional home organizer.

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