Tips for decorating your small flat

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Decorating a small flat may seem challenging. However, with a bit of creativity and smart design choices, you can create a stylish and comfortable home with the space that you have.

If you’re looking for a few tips for decorating your small flat, to get you started, here they are:


Keep it light and bright

A bright, well-lit space will feel more open and spacious than a dark, gloomy one. You can achieve this by using light, neutral colours on the walls and floors to create an airy feel. This combined with plenty of light fixtures will keep the space bright and welcoming.


Choose the right furniture

When you're working with a small space, it's important to choose furniture that is both functional and visually light. Avoid bulky pieces that take up too much space, and opt for multifunctional items like storage ottomans, sofa beds and nesting tables. 


Use mirrors and reflective surfaces

Did you know that mirrors and other reflective surfaces can make a small space feel larger? It does this by creating the illusion of depth. You can get this effect by hanging a large mirror on one wall allowing it to reflect light and create the feeling of more space. 


Use vertical space

When you don't have a lot of square footage to work with, it's important to make use of vertical space. Shelves can be used to store books and decorative items while tall bookcases will allow you to maximise storage space without taking up too much floor space.


Add colour and texture with textiles

Just because you're working with a small space doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on style. Add colour and texture to your décor with soft furnishings like throw pillows, blankets and curtains. Choose bold patterns and bright colours to add interest and personality to your space.


Embrace minimalism

In a small space, less is often more. Embrace a minimalist aesthetic with simple, streamlined furniture and a pared-back colour palette. Keep your décor clean and uncluttered to create a sense of calm and tranquillity in your home.


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