So, when I was in college in Boston, I lived in approximately 300 square feet. My closet was the size of my current shower, and I struggled with decorating ideas. Another challenge was that my bedroom doubled as my living room, so when people came over, I felt like they were immediately thrown into my private space. But, I didn’t have a lot of choice because it was the only room I had.
Well, a girl I know, Lizzie (she’s in Chicago), recently had her home showcased in Country Living. In the article, she debunks old myths about the rules for decorating small spaces.
New Rule: Dark colors create the illusion of depth in small rooms.
New Rule: Ornate, embellished details give even the tightest spots a sense of grandeur.
New Rule: Don’t waste space; kill two birds with one stone.
New Rule: Turn the room into a single indulgence, like a walk-in closet.
New Rule: Bitsy is busy. Instead, opt for fewer, larger pieces.
So, what are some design rules you break?