Don’t let your little front room pinch your vogue. No matter however little your house, it will still look trendy whether or not you own or rent. Discover the best small-space décor tricks for personalizing the most lived-in spot in your home. Does your living room scream overgrown teenager? This small bachelor pad from Homepolish is brimming with tips for “adulting” an apartment.
The elegant bike shelf keeps wheels up and out of the way while turning the bicycle into a decorative wall hanging. Another smart idea that doesn’t squander floor space is the floating desk that spans the left side of the room. Its inbuilt drawers offer a good deal of storage. But what transforms this 500-square-foot studio into a cozy grown-up home are the various details and décor styles that add a one-of-a-kind character, from the colorful prints to the refined furniture.
Nothing prettifies a living room like decorating with plants. Blooming perennials like daffodils or tulips add lovely color, while leafy beauties including ferns and spider plants bring interesting texture (plus they clean indoor air!). Don’t like gardening? Try a few low-maintenance options from the succulent family and put them in cute DIY planters.
While some might tell you that all-white rooms are the key to stretching a small space, we’re here to tell you that no matter what paint you go with, the effect of color is a lot more nuanced than that. A trick that always works, though, no matter what’s on your wall? Matching your drapes (bonus points if they’re a sheer material) to your wall. Here, white walls seem to go on forever as the visual line is not interrupted by different colored curtains. If you flip this and choose to go dark and moody, stick with draperies in equally dramatic tones for an excellent cohesive, polished look excellent for alittle living room.