2009 Home decorating tip

Are you having a difficult time decorating a small space or small room? If so, start by thinking back to a room from your past that made you feel incredibly secure and happy. What did you like most about the room? Was it the furniture, color of the walls and accessories, or perhaps the way the room was arranged? The following homed decorating tips for small rooms and small spaces will help you turn your decorating project into a reality and once again give you that secure and happy feeling. A modest dining area will appear much larger by hanging a large, framed mirror on one of the walls. It not only visually enhances the room’s dimension; it also opens views of the rest of the house for guests seated opposite the wall. This home decorating tip can be used in any home regardless of size.

One home decorating tip for maximizing space is to minimize the size of your furniture. Also, limiting the number of furniture pieces and choosing a flat-screen TV mounted on a wall help to open a room with a low ceiling. Keeping furniture choices simple, such as armless chairs is another way to open a room. Choose a coffee table that has either multiple shelves below to hold the usual clutter of too many coffee-table books or one that has a lid that lifts to store books, magazines and other items. This is a home decorating tip for a room of any size!

To open the entry area of your home or apartment, try to stay away from “space-eating” walls that divide the entry area from the living or family room. Shelving or a waist-high cabinet can provide the same purpose while also serving as a storage solution. Another idea is to do away with cabinets and walls entirely and establish a “faux-entry” room by using a low table or the backside of the sofa as a “wall. Low-back or backless stools used at a kitchen counter or bar area give the illusion of more space because of their low profile—the eye can more easily take in everything in the room.