Our weekly Tuesday Tip:
The easiest way to touch up small nail holes is with a tiny bit of paint on the end of the q-tip. Lightly dot the spot and then walk away.
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I don’t mean to brag but what I client told me is true. I am a genius – or at least when it comes to decorating and staging!
(don’t ask me to solve an algebra problem!)
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There are times that people have to squeeze their bedroom into a small space. They don’t want to because they don’t think all their things will fit. There are other times they have to use a space smaller than they want as their spare bedroom. They don’t want their guests to feel cramped or unwanted. While it’s true that small bedrooms aren’t ideal, there are some wonderful ways to add a bit of pizzazz and beauty to the room.
There are many reasons people have small bedrooms. In some homes, there is a small room that doesn’t have any use aside from as a spare bedroom. Other homes are built small and don’t allow owners to enjoy a huge room that has become the norm. While the reasons are different, the result is the same, a small bedroom that has to be tastefully decorated.
Big Taste in Small Rooms
When people have the task of decorating a small bedroom, they can’t use traditional furniture in the way it was designed to. They have to think outside the box.
1. Decorative Mirrors- The use of decorative mirrors is a wonderful way to light the room up and create a bit of depth. By hanging a beautifully crafted set of mirrors decorators are creating the illusion of additional light with more “mirrors.” The room will seem bigger and deeper. The mirrors picked should be visually appealing to mask the real purpose.
2. Hidden Storage- One of the biggest reasons people are afraid to have a small guest bedroom is because they don’t know what to do about storage. They don’t see a space for a chest of drawers or a bureau so they don’t always see storage potential. For those that have a high bed in the room, a few baskets would be perfect to slide under the bed for hidden storage. Homeowners that want to surprise a few people can actually cut a space in a wall and insert a dresser or chest into the space. With only the drawers visible, guests will think they are storing their things in a wall.
3. Colors Matter- When space is limited, it’s important to limit the number of colors used to decorate the room. The colors should have a common theme and be used throughout the room. When colors are used like this, it creates a light and roomy feeling.
4. Think Up- Real estate in a small room is very valuable. Instead of allowing the walls to go blank, use them. Many people have found that floating book shelves are perfect for decorating and giving people a place to put their things.
When decorating a small room, people should remember that it’s not the size of the space that will make anyone complain. It’s the decorations that bring attention to a small space that will bring the complaints. Great décor will make any room look beautiful and inviting. For those that want help decorating a small room, call Julie at The Home Stylist!
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People have forgotten what bedrooms are for. Many people think of their bedrooms as another office or communications center. This is not the room for checking emails, making business calls and playing mobile games. Bedrooms are meant to be a place of rest and relaxation and with the right decorations, it can become the perfect place to lie down and dream sweet dreams again.
As people go through life, they find they have picked up more responsibilities in life than they thought they would. Many people viewed their bedroom as a way to relax and sleep in the beginning. As time has gone by, the original function of the room has been lost. While some think it’s hard to get back to that original purpose, it isn’t. All it takes is a bit of expert decorative advice and a bit of work and the purpose of the room will be back. Here are two no fail ways to make your bedroom relaxing: Read More
If you have been around me for any time frame, you know I LOVE rugs!
Rugs can make a dramatic change to a room. I have some client’s that I have designed a “summer/spring” look for their room with one light bright rug. When the “fall/winter” season comes we switch it out for a rug with more depth and earthy colors. Simply add the coordinated accessories and you are good to go.
Some clients – especially those with toddlers or 4 legged family members, I will recommend FLOR tiles. They are colorful and washable!
Check out FLOR carpet tiles. They are awesome!
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Howdy – it is that day of the week again! Let’s get this gal some help!
See my notes above for the top 3 recommendations I have for this room.Calming down the patterns and providing storage are the key to this family room.
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When it’s time to decorate small spaces, most people are afraid. They don’t know what to do with these spaces because they don’t think they are functional. Some don’t think people will notice the space anyway so they don’t think it’s smart to decorate little hidden nooks and crannies. These little places don’t have to be used as storage to be useful. With a purpose and the right décor, small places can have a big impact.
The Purpose Defines the Décor
When decorating small spaces, people tend to forget to create a function for the space first. Every room and nook in a home should have a purpose. Kitchens are traditionally used to cook and store food. Living rooms are used to entertain and give homeowners and their families a place to be. Bedrooms are created for sleeping and privacy. Small spaces need a purpose too. Many small spaces are used for:
- Reading nooks
- Herbal gardens
- Meditation spaces
- Trophy spaces
It doesn’t matter the purpose, the small space just has to have one.
Once the purpose of the small space has been defined, it’s time to imagine what it Read More
Our weekly (well…usually weekly) home design tidbit is to take a photo of your room after you have finished with your decorating. It is much easier to see what is “off” or still not quite right.
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