No matter the size of your home, you may have more space than you realize. While it's easy to focus your attention on signature pieces when decorating, it's the well-placed details that truly make your home shine. Indeed, a limited amount of space should not stand in the way of your big ideas. In fact, it's the perfect opportunity to get creative.
Regardless of how much space you have to work with, there are a number of key areas in your home that should not be overlooked. By adding a few accents, furnishings and accessories, you can easily incorporate these otherwise-idle spaces into your overall design. Here are seven areas that you may want to consider decorating:
- The Entryway: First impressions last, meaning the entrance to your home doesn't only have to be a place to hang your coat or drop off your keys. Filling your entryway with art, sleek lighting fixtures and a slim table makes your home more inviting.
- The Foot of Your Bed: A small desk at the end of the bed is a superb combination of form and function. Add custom window coverings and decorative hardware that complements this piece to bring the whole room together.
- Under the Stairs: Take advantage of the open floor space by creating a cozy nook. Create an intimate seating area or place a display cabinet for your wine and liquor.
- The Front of Bookshelves: If there's no more space left on your walls for your art, hanging them in the middle of the shelves provides an elegant solution. You can simply lift the frames whenever you need to access the contents behind them.
- The Hallway: This area is a great opportunity to showcase antiques, narrow furnishings and photos. Painting the walls with stripes offers the illusion of depth and spaciousness.
- Above the Cabinets: Make use of this excellent, underutilized space by displaying your favorite knick knacks and collections.
- In Front of a Window: The space by your window makes for a wonderful spot to read and reflect. A comfy chair or ottoman can used in lieu of a built-in seat. Make sure to pair the seat with custom window shades or draperies, which can opened on bright and sunny days to let in more natural light.
To help you put your new design ideas in place, contact us at Metropolitan Window Fashions to arrange a free at-home design consultation. Whether you're looking to make a statement or to make the most of the available space in your home, our team of professional designers are here to assist you with all your decorating needs.