Small space decoration isn’t a mammoth task if you’re clever with storage and know how to maximise each square foot of your home. The way you decorate can make all the difference in comfort and style. It truly depends on an individual’s taste. Everything in and around your space comes into play. The use of the right size of furniture and coupling simplicity with multipurpose features always helps in utilising space better. The key is to understand the function and using it to your advantage. Once that is handled, you can decorate it to your liking. It doesn’t have to get intimidating thinking about the size of the space. When you choose a theme with shapes or lines, see that there’s harmony and perfect flow in the decor. Let’s break it down and see how we can overcome this, shall we?
It is always great to have a theme for your living space, and we absolutely love how tropical or coastal aesthetics are stealing the show nowadays. Choosing the right colour is very important; you can then fill the space with interesting pieces that come together effortlessly, like a set of hot pink colour floor cushions in a room with warm yellow walls. When speaking about colours for a tropical or a coastal look, vibrant and bright shades can be made to look chic. If not, we can always work with a neutral colour and then fill in the colours to achieve the look. Think of the tropics and its Monstera leaves, flamingos, pineapple - all screaming Havana in unison. But for India, why shouldn’t we just pick themes that celebrate our coast? Monstera leaves can change to Banana or Palm leaves. Rattan pieces can be replaced by artisanal handwoven furniture that showcases Indian craftsmanship. You can mix and match furniture to create drama. Moving from completely bohemian to a simple coastal look with artistic accents. Using natural light and the right choice of colour, you can make the space look bigger with by reflecting light to brighten the room. Indian coastal colour palette can be warm yellows, foam whites, cream, cool shades of blues and subdued greys. You can add green and brown elements for the perfect contrast.
For effective space utilisation, you would have to practice decluttering from the very beginning or have to strictly KonMari your way through things. Minimise visual clutter by using curtains as camouflage. Use foldable and extendable furniture that can turn into a dining table or a study and that can be kept away after use. You can have a mural on your wall that looks artistic - perhaps use a decorative laminate or panels to create a geometrical shape for the wall that has built-in storage space. You can even repurpose coffee tables for storing your books. You can always take inspiration from Japanese interior decoration for their efficient use of space. Make the most of what you have and have fun decorating it. The aesthetic of your abode should reflect your personality and help you have an efficient lifestyle.