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Decorating Small Spaces

One fun thing about our homes is that each room has something to offer. This means that not every room will be large and spacious. Whether your home boasts a cozy office space, small reading nook, or guest bedroom, we have that one room that is a little smaller than the others. While this might seem frustrating at first when it comes to decorating, you can make even the smallest space feel worlds bigger if you follow our tips for decorating small spaces. Read on to learn more!

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Proper Lighting

When it comes to decorating small spaces, lighting is key. More often than not, your spaces have overhead lighting that reduces floor clutter. However, this type of lighting might feel too harsh or possibly not bright enough when it comes to your small room. That is why many homes feature end tables with softly lit lamps. Unfortunately, lamps and end tables take up an ample amount of space in an already small area. For smaller rooms in your home, we recommend finding tall, skinny floor lamps. This prevents any limited surface space from being taken up while still offering proper lighting. You can also make the most of your space’s lighting with our Silhouette® Window Shadings. By softly filtering light, this custom Hunter Douglas shade fills any room with natural sunlight to open it up.

Smart Storage

Another one of our tips for decorating for small spaces is becoming savvy with storage. A wide, massive dresser might hold a lot of clothes in your master suite, but it may not be best for the smaller guest bedroom at the other end of the hall. This is why we recommend finding dressers that are taller than they are wide and feature deep drawers for maximum storage. Are you in need of shelf space but don’t have room for a bulky bookshelf? We recommend adding “floating shelves” that you can place on your walls to open a space up. You can also add storage shelves and cubbies to a closet space to help keep clothing, shoes, and more in one convenient space.

Minimal Decor

As much fun as decorating is, it can quickly cause clutter in small spaces. That is why adding only a few wall accent pieces is a great way to add character to your space without taking up too much room. You can also place a contained number of candles, clocks, and other trinkets on available surface space. The key with these pieces is to pick a few consistent styles to place throughout the room. This will not only create a fluid look, but it will also cut down on potential clutter issues. You can also explore our collection of neutral-colored Hunter Douglas shades to keep a room feeling light and airy.


While small spaces might be frustrating at first, we like to look at them as an opportunity to get creative and flex those interior design muscles. Whether you have a small office space or just moved into a dorm, we hope that these tips on decorating small spaces will help you in your endeavors. To learn more about interior design tips, be sure to contact or visit us at or visit us at Creative Interiors Design today! We cannot wait to help you explore your interior design options. We are located in Denver, Colorado, and proudly serve Parker and Arvada, Colorado.