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Small space styling tips

by Caroline Rowland
Posted in How To on 9th August 2016

We all often feel like we don't have enough space in our homes, and often yearn for simpler surroundings, with less clutter and more room to breathe. Sophie Davies, blogger at A Private Life of a Girl, is here to share some of her tips for living stylishly in a small space.

Let in the light

Where possible, let in as much natural light into your home as possible, for a more airy, fresh atmosphere. Lighter colours on your walls will help to reflect that light and you can add contrast with darker accessories such as this hurricane lamp, also perfect for creating ambience in the for small space living

Neutral furniture

Similarly, using neutral furniture will also create the illusion of more space. If you’d rather avoid beige, then soft greys are a great option, and this tub chair is perfect for a cosy corner. Houseplants help to add warmth amongst the paler colours. tips for small space living

Embrace imperfections

Even if an area seems awkward and a bit useless in terms of incorporating it into your decor, think outside the box and how you can best use it. Narrow hallways will not allow for furniture, but instead utilise the wall space and look out for great shelving and storage solutions, like this rack for popping in those every day items you need easy access for small space living

Functionality is key

Try to select furniture that will do a job well. It doesn’t have to be overly fussy, this side table is perfect for a small space next to an armchair, either for holding a reading lamp and a cuppa, or as a plant stand as I have done here. When it comes to storage solutions, the below wall unit is super useful for storing office bits and bobs that could otherwise end up scattered around.

tips for small space livinggreat office storage solution


For some more in-depth advice on how to utilise a small space, pop over to Sophie’s blog and then plan for a day of decluttering soon!


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