Whether it was a childhood bedroom, a college dorm room, or your first apartment, I feel like all of us have to face the reality that is living in a tiny room at some point in our lives. And after helping my new roommate figure out the lay out of her bedroom last night, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some pieces of advice I have or will be giving to her (should she ask for it). Here are 5 ways to make the most out of a tiny room!
- Do NOT buy large furniture – This will immediately make the room like undersized and over outfitted. You can always buy bigger furniture down the line.
- Go vertical – Buy taller, more vertical pieces rather than wide, horizontal ones. They will draw your eyes up and give the room the allusion of having a taller ceiling. (think floor to ceiling drapes and tall bookshelves)
- Use mirrors – This will trick your eye into thinking there’s more there than there actually is. Plus natural light will reflect off of it giving the appearance of a spacier, lighter room.
- Do NOT go to the dark side – Keep your walls, rugs and carpeting on the lighter shades. This does not mean you have to go white with everything, but darker surroundings will automatically make the room appear much smaller than it actually is.
- Put as much as you can in a drawer/closet – The more open surfaces you have, the roomier the room is going to feel. Plus stuff can accumulate and clutter up a place super quickly, which no one likes.