Have you ever fallen into the pitfall of completely neglecting your decorating because your space is too small?
Contrary to popular belief, decorating small homes is never a lost cause. It’s a common issue that’s easy to resolve.
In this blog post, we won’t let your creativity halt. We’ll encourage you to make your little oasis look (and feel) like a retreat without the maintenance.
Are you ready to help your home come to life?
How to Decorate Small Spaces With Artificial Plants?
When decorating a small home, wield the power of artificial plants!
This versatile fauxliege will rejuvenate your space without breaking the bank or demanding year-round care.
So, here’s how you can start:
When space is at a premium, make the most of every square inch. Now, this doesn’t mean decorating every inch, but rather using it intentionally.
This is where small artificial plants like faux topiary or succulents can be a lifesaver. Artificial topiary will add an elegant touch to your space regardless of its placement. Their almost-perfect shape will bring a sense of order and structure to a small room, especially if you use them in pairs for symmetry.
Succulents look great nestled in pots on bookshelves or desks. This makes them ideal for the busy urban American.
The best way to ensure you don’t use too much of the limited space is by using the vertical one you have available. Vertical space is an underutilized asset, but don’t let it be so. Grab a luscious artificial hanging plant brimming with whimsy and hang it from the ceiling or a hook on the wall.
Suspending artificial vines or trailing plants will draw the eye upwards and create an illusion of height. This means your space will seem larger and more spacious than it is. All with just a simple purchase.
Now, we don’t mean you should literally scale the walls (you can try, but it won’t help your decorating). We’re talking about fashioning wall displays that cascade down. For example, an artificial green wall will inject dynamism into your space that won’t drive you up the wall.
These faux living walls comprise lifelike artificial foliage that creates a no-frills display. Whether you opt for a full wall installation or a smaller framed panel, you’ll get a refreshing dose of nature into your surroundings. And you can even hang them up yourself.
If you’re severely strapped for space, extend your decorating beyond your interior walls. For example, hang a faux ivy panel or an artificial hedge wall on your balcony, patio, or any outdoor area. Yes, it can even be an exterior wall.
Besides stopping passers-by in their tracks, your fauxliege will offer you privacy and reduce the noise pollution around you. Plus, you can also use it as a windbreak. Ivy panels, in particular, are versatile and make for an inviting backdrop and a cozy retreat. And the best part is - you won’t have to dip into your savings to get them.
Tips for Decorating Small Spaces
It’s time to get creative and transform the compact into cozy.
When it comes to small homes, you have to make every nook count. Here are some invaluable tips to guide you:
For small spaces, less really is more. Before doing anything, research minimalistic principles. In short, minimalism emphasizes decluttering and choosing furniture and decorative elements that serve many purposes.
But let’s get one thing straight - it doesn’t mean you should drop all your decor. Instead, contribute to an airy atmosphere by highlighting clean lines, neutral colors, and unobtrusive design elements.
While you should keep your decor simple, let a few pieces stand out. Don’t crowd the space with knick-knacks. Focus on what truly matters to you and which elements you can’t live without. Then, go from there.
Small spaces come with a great benefit - they demand creativity and innovation. One clever way to squeeze the most of your available space is by using verticality.
This doesn’t just mean using artificial hanging plants, but also shelves and wall-mounted storage units. To keep your floor area clear, store all your bits and bobs on your shelves to display them and keep them out of the way.
Floating shelves, in particular, can create an illusion of spaciousness, allowing you to showcase your personal style and most valued items. It’s a win-win.
Don’t Forget the Bathroom
Utilitarian spaces deserve love too!
Even the tiniest room in your home can foster creativity. For small bathrooms, use space-saving fixtures and storage solutions. We recommend wall-mounted cabinets or shelves (which you can DIY) to keep your toiletries organized and house 1 or 2 decorative items.
Large mirrors will make your bathroom seem more spacious, while a few artificial hanging plants draped over the shower screen make for a serene environment that alleviates the feeling of constraint.
Have Focal Points
Focal points are not just for large rooms - every space can benefit from them. But small rooms especially need them to introduce a flow.
Select a piece of art, furniture, or a faux green wall that draws the eye. This will be the anchor in your room and ensure your attention isn’t scattered all over the room.
Weave a narrative with your decorating. Tell your story the way you see it. Your guests should know where to look first, next, and last and derive meaning from the decorative elements. In the end, your focal point should align with your style and fit the scale of your space, so make sure it’s not overbearing.
When decorating a small room, your end goal is to make it seem a bit larger than it is. As a result, avoid overcrowding it with furniture and trinkets. We know you have a lot of valuable items you’d like to look at on the daily, but you have to make some sacrifices for your space to breathe.
Here are a few actionable tips:
Keep pathways clear and obvious
Declutter and get rid of items you no longer need
Choose furniture and artwork that’s proportionate to your space
Opt for multi-functional furniture that can serve various purposes
Now that you have a few helpful tips and tricks on hand, it’s time to start decorating.
Show your household and your visitors that the size of your room won’t limit your ability to breathe character into your home.
The imaginative use of faux green walls will help you delve into a world of possibilities and create an outdoor retreat indoors. Now, you know how to use the open air as an extension of your small space.
Decorating small spaces will soon be your forte. So get to work, your canvas is waiting!