A small space should never be written off; there are still plenty of ways to make it a beautiful place for spending time.
You may find yourself dreaming of huge rooms with more space than you know what to do with, but small spaces can actually be a better choice when it comes to creating your own personal sanctuary. Turning a small room into a place you can relax and unwind isn’t as difficult as you might think, and with a few simple tips you’ll be well on your way to creating your very own relaxation station.
No space is too small for introducing a bit of greenery. From larger floor plants to potted plants you can place on tables and shelves, nature has something for every space. Natural elements in décor have been shown to improve focus and boost your ability to relax, so choose your favourite plants and flowers and start adorning your space with them.
A sanctuary isn’t just about what looks good, it’s about what sounds, smells and feels good too. Having a small space to decorate means you have to put even more care into choosing the few pieces of furniture you’re going to include. Pick textures that feel good against your skin. Include candles or incense to help you relax, or even a set of speakers so you can enjoy your favourite music while you unwind.
This is your relaxation station we’re talking about it here, so make sure you design it according to your tastes and fill it with things that are important to you. Choose shades of your favourite colour, don the walls with pictures of loved ones and include things that encourage your hobbies whether it be paints, an instrument, recipe books or just a simple pen and paper. Whatever makes you happy, put it in your sanctuary.
As we said, colours are subjective and the colours you like will feel very personal to you. But as a general rule, calm, light and neutral tones work best in smaller spaces. Go for simple whites and creams or gentle pastel shades. If you do want to include bold colours, introduce pops of them through your accessories so that they don’t overwhelm the space.
Furniture doesn’t have to big to be impressive, and corner pieces are a great and neat way of including the things you want to include without taking up the space. Whether it be an armchair, a table or a desk, hunt out corner pieces to save you floorspace.
Shelves are a blessing when it comes to small spaces. Don’t have room for a bookshelf? Put up shelves instead. Have a lot of personal knick-knacks but no space to display them? Put up shelves! Shelves allow you to be proud of the things you’ve acquired over your lifetime, whether they be books or ornaments which have a special meaning to you. Attach as many as you like or need to the walls without worrying about taking up floorspace you don’t have.
Wall lights are a great way of boosting light in a small space. We often think of smaller rooms as dark and gloomy, but effective wall lights can brighten up the place without taking up precious space. Be creative in your choice of light fixtures and pick ones which complement the rest of your décor. Whether they be sleek, modern designs or something more traditional, choosing the right kind of light for a room can make all the difference to how you feel when you enter it.
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