For people living in a small and somewhat sterile-looking environment, like a small apartment or a room in an assisted living community, it can seem hard to make the space really feel like yours. Especially if you’re limited to what changes you can make to the space, you might think that you’re destined to just have an impersonal living space. However, there are plenty of things you can do with a small space even without being able to make big changes.
To help you see how this can be possible, here are three tips for livening up a small living space.
Update The Curtain Situation
One of the best ways to make a small living space feel more like yours is to make some personal touches to larger parts of the room, like the windows. To do this, you should consider updating the curtain situation from what it currently is to something much more to your own preferences.
Depending on the climate of the area you’re living and the season that you’re in, you might want to either put up some thicker, more luxurious curtains or something that’s lighter and airy. Along with helping to set the tone for the room, the curtains you choose can also help the space to feel more comfortable, either by helping to cool off or heat up the space. Additionally, curtains can also help you have more control over the amount of privacy you have, as they can be drawn to block out the world or opened up to let more light in.
Bring In Color Through Decor
If the place that you’re living feels like it’s lacking in color, there are plenty of other options for adding color that don’t include having to break open a can of paint.
A great way you can add color to your living space is to be creative and intentional about what decor elements you choose to incorporate. If you have pieces of furniture that you can paint, consider adding a splash of color in this way. Since furniture is usually a bigger part of a small space, it can fill the whole room up with the color of your choosing.
Focus On Scents
It’s not only what you see that can help you make a small space appear fresher and more welcoming. It’s also the scents of the area that can make it feel like home to you.
In small spaces, even the faintest of scents can fill up the entire space. So if there’s a particular scent that you love, try diffusing it into the space to help you lift the ambiance of the room to where you’d like it to be.
If you want to make a small and detached living space feel like it has more life and color in it, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you make this happen.