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Last Updated on January 15, 2022 by Katherine

Perhaps one of the biggest design challenges out there is decorating a small room. With limited space, you need to balance functionality in your room without making it overly cramped. The very last thing you need is to feel claustrophobic in your home! In this post, I share six simple small room decor ideas that are sure to make any small space appear just right.

The best part about these ideas is that you don’t have to rush out and spend money on custom furniture. Simple changes can easily create the illusion of space without making the room feel too crowded. I have three clever hacks for your indoor rooms and three genius ideas for outdoor spaces because even a small garden can seem too crowded sometimes!

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Indoor Rooms

Small spaces can be tricky to decorate, but with some simple additions, you can feel like you have oodles of space!

Most of us spend a lot of time indoors, so it can be really annoying when you have a space that feels cramped and unusable. The easiest way to refresh it is to create the illusion of a larger space, which is actually fairly easy to do. Check out these simple ideas below.

Curtains

The best way to create visual size in a room is to make sure your curtains run from the ceiling to the floor, no matter the size of your window!

Curtains are normally inexpensive, you can usually find them in most big box stores and complete this hack for under $50.

The trick with curtains is to hang them as close to the ceiling as possible, with the hem hanging as close to the floor. It makes your window larger and creates the illusion of a larger space.

In the bathroom, do the same with your shower curtain! If your budget is small and you aren’t afraid of some sewing, you can even look at adding a panel of fabric to your shower curtain instead of buying a whole new one.

Paint

Dark colors can overwhelm a small space and make you feel like the walls are closing in on you. Picking a light neutral color can create the illusion of space.

If white isn’t your favorite, a light pastel color or even a dove grey can be a perfect alternative! Save your bold and vibrant colors for accent pieces like pillows, curtains or towels. It’s much easier to change a few pillows than it is to paint an entire room when you want to change things up, so picking a neutral paint tone will last for years!

Storage Ideas

One of the best small room decor ideas is simply to create storage for items that are not used all the time.

Clever storage ideas can absolutely create space by storing away clutter. Think under-the-bed storage options or shelving that pulls your items upward and leaves you with some floor space.

Other storage ideas include finding tables that also have storage space underneath. I also love storage ottomans because they can create an extra seat or foot rest and still store away items you still wish to keep. Out of sight – out of mind!

For more storage ideas, check out my post Amazingly Simple Storage Ideas That You’ll Love!

Outdoor Rooms

Small spaces outdoors can be enhanced with simple things, like a statue!

If you have a little balcony or just a small plot of land that your house sits on, you can still maximize the use of small outdoor spaces and enjoy it.

So don’t let that outdoor space go to waste! These ideas are quite easy to implement and are sure to entice you to spend some time in the great outdoors!

Vertical Garden

A vertical garden like this can add a ton of space to your tiny garden!

A vertical garden is the perfect addition to a small garden. A vegetable garden can save you money during the warmer months (and if you live in a warm enough climate and can grow things year round, even better!). Making a vertical garden is easy. All you need are some old clay pots and to check out How to Turn Your Clay Pots Into a Vertical Garden by The Horticult!

Water Features

Water features add great ambiance to your backyard, and you can find smaller ones that won’t overwhelm your space. Or you can make your own, check out Water Features for Small Gardens by Fix!

Rock Borders

Small spaces outdoors can be challenging, but with a bit of portioning, you can have a beautiful space in no time!

You can add some separation in a yard with borders. You just have to dig a trench and find some rocks (either purchased or gathered on your own) to great a natural-looking border to your planting spaces and your pathways.

Final Thoughts

Small rooms do not have to be seen as a curse. In fact, with some simple tweaks, you can easily create a room that is cozy without overwhelming the space with too many things. These small room decor ideas are not incredibly expensive and many of them you can create yourself without having to spend hours shopping in the store or online for just that perfect thing!

Do you have a genius idea on how to refresh a cramped space? Let me know in the comments down below.

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Until next time, stay crafty, my friends!!

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