Small Spaces Make a Significant Impact

Do you have small spaces in your home? You might feel like finding the best way to decorate them can be challenging. While the process has some minor difficulties, you’d be surprised to know that the results are stunning. Look at these home areas that make a big impact as they work with less space. 

Utilize the View 

Windows are a great way to make small spaces feel more inviting and larger than they are. Windows effortlessly bring in natural light which helps to open up your interior rooms. If you’re looking for more light control and privacy during particular times of the day, sheer shades are a great choice. They diffuse light while enhancing the view. They are also a gorgeous look when you close them to get privacy. 

  • When it comes to furniture, choose pieces with low-profile form. You can use the length of your room without making the space feel bulky!
A modern living area with a low-profile couch that covers the entire length of one wall. The Silhouette Window Shades are covering windows that lead out to a backyard with a pool
Silhouette® Window Shades

Create Smaller Rooms 

While we don’t actually want to create smaller rooms, we’re talking about open areas that could be split into two sections. Many homes have open floor plans, which can lead to the feeling that there’s not enough privacy. Adding room dividers can be an excellent way to break up the space. The best part of room dividers is that you can simply slide them out of the way to enjoy your open floor plan when you want it. 

  • Establish defined areas within open floor plans to enhance the enjoyment of your home.
Skyline® Panel Track Blinds that divide a bedroom space from the rest of the living area.
Skyline® Panel Track Blinds

Wisely Use the Space 

When you have friends over in a smaller space, it can be limiting how many people you can have around your table. This is going to require a bit of creative thinking. If you have a tight area that might only have enough space for a 4-top table, consider adding built-in seating. Not only does this provide more seating, but it adds an extra layer of coziness to your home. 

  • Don’t underestimate the potential of corners in your home. When you’re looking at small spaces, keep an open mind and figure out how you can wisely utilize them! 

dining area with corner windows with architectural roller shades halfway lowered

Rethink Multi-Purpose Rooms 

Your living room is an example of a space that can serve multiple purposes. If it serves as the family room, have it double as an optional media room. As long as there is enough seating for everyone, this should be a breeze! Incorporating the right window treatments like blackout shades for a movie night will help this space transform instantaneously. 

  • Think about using large-scale artwork. It can add dimension, charm, and color to small spaces. This can make a greater impact than a variety of smaller frames on the walls.

blackout blinds with the Hunter Douglas Duette lightlock system for room darkening

Make Room for Special Corner 

With small spaces, it can be a challenge to find a place for a designated office. This is where tapping into the potential of corners comes into play again! Carve out some corner space in your bedroom, living room, or guest room, and make it an office nook. If space allows, situate it so you’ll be looking out the window. This way, you can have natural light and a great view as you work. 

  • If you wish to make your windows look larger in your small spaces, add draperies. Position them high above the window. This will make your ceilings look taller. 
Roman shades paired with draperies
Alustra® Woven Textures®

At California Window Fashions, we’re here to help you find the perfect window treatments for your home. While natural light and beautiful views create a gorgeous look and feel to the space, we know that customizing the atmosphere is also about closing out the light and views at times. This is where our experts come in. They can help you enjoy sunlight when you want it and find the perfect way to diffuse it, or block it out completely when you need it. Contact our team today to schedule a FREE consultation. We can’t wait to get started!