Unsurprisingly, the size of real estate is getting smaller. Although the trend is worldwide, only in Brazil it notices an average decrease of 30 to 60 m² in houses and apartments built from scratch.
In this scenario, it is the task of residents and professionals in the area to find solutions that make a small environment comfortable.
For those of you who also have at hand the challenge of decorating a small room (be it a house or apartment) here is the complete guide of what you need to know to make yours come out of the paper!
Decor trends have already been dictated by designers and the public. Below, you can check out the fashion ideas that should end up being the inspiration for the decoration of many rooms this year:
HOW TO DECORATE A ROOM?
Decorating a living room first needs to match the available size of the room with the style and budget available. Most of the trends in the field of architecture and interior design adopt some decoration measures that help to overcome the challenges and conquer an inexpensive decoration project.
Below is the step-by-step you should follow to apply the marvellous decoration project in your home:
1. Think about furniture placement
2. Before buying new furniture, consider renovating the ones you already have.
3. Define the style that will be your decoration: modern, minimalist, rustic…
4. Make the basic changes: paint the wall, furniture arrangement, necessary renovations
5. Include decoration objects always respecting the colour composition
6. Pay attention to lighting and invest in different lamps, lampshades and others if necessary;
7. Finish your decoration with the inclusion of plants that decorate the environment.
HOW TO DECORATE A SMALL ROOM
Decorating a small saddle is a challenge for any architect, let alone for ordinary people who prefer to do the home decor project at their own risk.
At these times respect some tricks and steps to be decisive for this home environment to be as you dreamed!
Follow the step by step, below, and you won’t find it difficult to decorate a small room:
Separate the essential furniture: television, hack, table, sofa… what is a must-have item in this space?
Locate where each piece of furniture will be: this task will give you a better idea of how much space you have left with everything in its place. Horizontally cut furniture is perfect;
Prefer multipurpose furniture: for those who don’t have the furniture, it’s worth investing in multipurpose options such as sofa beds, tables with built-in chairs and televisions that hide in the panel;
Prefer built-in furniture: in small rooms, they tend to save space;
Bet on high shelves: this will make room for decorative items and items that could end up being left out of the environment due to the lack of a place to put them;
Choose mirrors: it is almost essential when decorating small spaces to use small or large mirrors to help give the room a feeling of enlargement. Locate where you can fit one in the space you have available. Horizontal mirrors are perfect;
If you want to colour, keep one wall contrasting with the others: this architectural technique helps to expand the environment and make the background elements gain more visibility, which in this case could be the hack with the television. Having a neutral coloured wall for those with a small room is almost mandatory. Another option is to paint all the colours of the environment in light tones, preferably white, beige or ice.
Now that you have in mind what are the steps to decorate a room or living room, follow below the main trends in the world of architecture and interior design that will be fashionable in the year 2020. These photos and styles will certainly have you. help to gain more inspiration to define what to buy decorative items or how to organize the furniture within the available space.
1. ANALOGUE COLORS
When the space is small, painting all the walls gives a feeling of smallness. The rules of interior design help to define which of the walls deserves to be painted and the current trend is to choose similar tones.
In other words, in the decoration of the environment, we prefer to use similar tones rather than contrasting ones. It’s like using blue and pool blue or red and orange-red.
2. PILLOWS OF VARIOUS TYPES
Despite the small atmosphere, small modern rooms overuse pillows and, preferably, they are very relaxed and receptive.
To help you not to overdo it, use complementary colours that help you to compose the environment.
If you prefer coloured pillows, have a neutral coloured sofa and colourful decor items to help you create this more relaxed environment.
3. HANGING LUMINAIRES
Hanging fixtures help highlight key points in your decor. You can place it on a plant or in a corner under a table or armchair.
4. MONOCHROME MINIMALISM
In a decoration, you don’t need complexity for a good result and that’s what minimalism teaches in design: less is more.
Many small rooms are expected to adopt this style primarily for their space and money savings.
Bright tones and furniture that include glass help to give a spacious tone to the room. Therefore, glass coffee tables, glass pots in shelf decoration and other items will be common in small room decoration.
6. EARTHLY TONES
The earthy tones were already successful for the year 2019-20 and should come back in full swing in 2021. Among their variants are terracotta and burnt tones, generally reminiscent of types of wood.
This type of tone helps to break the seriousness of the environments and gives a cosy feeling that should hire the economy of details that becomes almost a law when decorating a small room.
7. SMALL MODERN ROOM
Modern decor involves contemporary decor elements, it usually makes a lot of use or little use of colours.
8. RUSTIC SMALL ROOM
The rustic decoration involves natural elements that give a natural feeling of cosiness. This style of design is most common in country houses, beach houses and among people who value nature and like to have their home represented with this feeling.
9. MINIMALIST SMALL ROOM
The minimalist decoration is a style that is also considered modern, however, it stands out for having fewer details in the environment.
Those who are already poor due to financing, renovations and so many other costs involved in decorating a home can opt for this style of design that will be without error!
10. CHEAP SMALL ROOM DECORATION
The ideas below will show you how it is not necessary to spend a lot to decorate a single room. The important thing is to know how to highlight the main furniture!
11. DECORATION OF BEING SMALL
Anyone with a small living room should be careful not to put too many items in one room. In these cases, a renovation to join the living room with the kitchen can be a good alternative, as it is the pattern of many new apartment room plans.
Placing shelves, contrasting colours and mirrors are some of the tips to help give you the feeling of a visually spacious environment.
12. LARGE LIVING ROOM DECORATION
Anyone with a large living room should bet on a long table with 6 or 8 seats. On her the chandelier is traditional. If there is space left over, a china cabinet in the corner or a flower stand or even a bar can be options to add to the decor and optimize the environment.
13. ONE-ENVIRONMENT ROOM WITH KITCHEN DECORATION
Those who have a mono ambient room together with the kitchen can use the famous bet of the American kitchen with a plate to separate the places. The advantage of this type of arrangement according to architecture and design is that it makes the space wider, reducing the need for one more wall in the room.
A traditional idea for this type of room is to use contrasting decorations with the kitchen and living room to give an idea of separation from environments that you don’t have physically.
14. SIMPLE ROOM DECORATION
A simple room decoration does not mean to be less beautiful. Even with little budget money, ecological decor inspiration teaches several techniques that you can use to have a decorated space. Below are some ideas in the photos.
15. SMALL APARTMENT ROOM DECORATION
A small room decoration of an apartment should take into account the use of few decorative objects, however, that are flashy. Here are some ideas in the photos below: