6 Ways To Create Space in A Small Room

Small rooms can be hard to decorate. They are often strangely shaped, lack floor space, and sometimes have low ceilings that make it impossible to showcase tall houseplants or display cases. If you’re in a slump and unsure of how to furnish your closet-sized room, look no further- here are a few great ways to create space in tiny rooms.

Mirror, mirror on the wall.

One of the easiest ways to make a small room feel spacious is by adding a mirror or two (or four?). By reflecting light, images, and color, mirrors work wonders to make even the smallest room seem double its actual size. One great strategy is to place a large mirror in an area of the room where it is able to reflect the scenery from a window or the view of another room in the house.

Frugal furnishing.

It can be tempting to cram a small room full of comfy furniture and turn it into a haven perfect for relaxation, however, if you’re trying to make a small room look larger, skip the extra arm chair. Instead of cramming the room full of bulky furniture, stick with one or two exceptionally comfortable pieces of furniture. This is the same for wall decoration- choose a few statement pieces of wall art and don’t overdo it. Too many wall decorations can make a already small room feel as if its closing in on itself.

Light, white, and clean.

Painting is a simple way to make small rooms feel larger, as well. However, dark colors such as maroon, browns, and deep purples and reds actually make rooms appear smaller. Instead of a dark color, opt for a light, airy color that reflects light. A few good color ideas are white, off-white, eggshell, beige, and light rainbow colors (blue, pink, purple, green).

Transparent and tricky.

As a general rule of thumb, see-through objects such as coffee tables, appear to take up less space, making small rooms seem more open and larger than they actually are. Glass-top tables are ideal for this, as they practically disappear when placed in front of large pieces of furniture. Not to mention that they also look stylish and interesting!

Elevation elation.

Small rooms tend to need a lot of added storage space. Generally, this space come sin the form of cabinets and shelving, which makes the room seem even smaller. Remedy this by switching your floor-dwelling shelves and cabinetry units for pieces that can be mounted on the wall and elevated off of the floor, giving the illusion of more floor space.

Point of interest.

Showcasing your favorite, Picasso-esque painting or hand-carved figurine is a good way to draw the eye to a specific location in the room. Although it doesn’t seem like a focal point would do much good at upscaling the size of a room, it really does! The point of interest doesn’t make the room itself appear larger, however, it does draw the eye in and make the viewer forget the size of the room.

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Affordable Online Stores to Buy Wall Art

Wall art is a popular and stylish way to update old, boring rooms that are in need of a change. However, wall art can also be pricey- especially if its purchased in a physical store, from a gallery, or from a website that charges hefty shipping fees. Luckily, to make up for the amount of expensive places, there are a number of affordable websites in which to purchase wall art. Here are a few.


Society6 offers a variety of inexpensive, whimsical art prints, making it great for those who like to change their wall art on a regular basis. The website offers prints that include funny sayings, deep quotes, florals, watercolor, nature scenes, and creative abstracts. Prices start as cheap as $20, offering both quality and affordability.


Founded by a Swedish artist, Artfinder set up shop in London in 2013 and has since been providing art enthusiasts with stylish wall art. The website offers wall art of every medium and in nearly every style known to man from watercolor to still-life. Each piece is signed by its artist and prices start at a mere $25.

Deviant Art

Deviant Art is best known for hosting a society of art lovers and creators, allowing them to share their work and be inspired. It can also be used to buy wall art for a reasonably affordable price. For original works, prices start as $50 and come framed. Styles on the website are generally whimsical, surreal, and  very creative.


For people who love having options, Etsy is the ideal place to purchase new art. Etsy is home to hundreds of unique art stores hosted by independent sellers and artists who are eager to make a sale. Prices are reasonable, but shipping can be costly, so it’s important to pay attention to the store’s shipping rates and policy when making a decision. Artists on Etsy dabble in virtually every style including digital art, ink, and mixed media.


Light In The Box is an online store that supplies its customers with high quality wall art including oil paintings, prints, and framed photos. The website hosts frequent sales and changes its sale items regularly. Prices start at $10, ensuring that someone on even the smallest of budgets is able to find their new favorite piece of art.


iCanvas is an online art shop who offers affordable art starting at $30. The website offers a variety of styles and gives buyers the option of whether they want their art piece framed or not. iCanvas sells prints, digital art, paintings, posters, and professionally taken photographs. The website is organized to segregate their art by size, color, style, and subject, making it easy to find your ideal piece of wall art.


Last on our list, Redbubble has 400,000 independent artists and sellers, giving you plenty of selection. Sellers are able to choose their own prices ($10-$20 seems to be the average per piece) and anyone with a creative side can upload and sell their work in print form.

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Paint Colors for Your Zodiac Sign

Painting is the simplest way to update makeover a home. It’s relatively cheap and can be done by a professional or all by yourself, making it budget friendly. There are thousands of room colors to choose from, but if you want a color that will truly fit your personality, take into consideration the colors that match your personality according to your Zodiac sign.


Crimson is a great choice for an Aries, says astrologist Lisa Stardust. Crimson is a bright and energetic color that fits perfectly with the go-getter nature of an Aries. Crimson is also a shade of red, which is the color of the Aries’ planetary ruler, Mars.


An Earth sign, Taurus’ are often inspired by nature. Sage, an earthy tone, is both easy to decorate with and fitting for an earth sign. The soft green of sage serves to keep a Taurus grounded and in touch with their creative side.


Classic and clean, white is the perfect color for the bedroom or living room of a Gemini. Gemini’s are known for having a busy lifestyle, leaving little room for complicated paint jobs or over decorated walls.  White is a clean shade that offers the room simplicity and makes it appear brighter.


Known for being occasionally emotional, the calming tones of violet are ideal. Violet is a characteristically relaxing color that invigorates the chakras of the Cancer and keeps them relaxed, satisfied, and grounded.


Regal and sometimes known for having high expectations, Leo’s are signs that suit bold, rich colors such as dark purple. Dark purple is reminiscent to royalty and the sophistication within ancient castles, making it fitting for Leos.


Fans of simplicity and functionality, Virgos tend to choose colors that go with everything. That’s why soft, subdued colors like ice blue are perfect for them. Ice blue is simple and classic, but not as plain to look at as a basic white, making it just the color for Virgos.


Loving and forgiving, Libras need a room color that matches their caring personality. What better color than one that symbolizes love and affection? Champagne pink. This delicate color choice radiates feelings of love and sophistication.


Scorpio’s have two power colors: black and red. Maroon is the perfect combination of the two, making it an awesome option for redecorating. Along with being a power color mashup, maroon is also known to be an emotional color which is appealing to the passionate sides of Scorpios.


Bursting with obvious joy, the Sagittarius does well with happy go-lucky colors such as lime green. Lime green is playful and radiates happiness. Lime green is also fun to pair with black or other pops of bright colors to make for a stylistic design, which appeals to the Sagittarius creative side.


Capricorns are one of the more conservative signs. Because of this, grey tones are ideal for them as they aren’t too daring or bright, but can be used to create a peaceful living space that boasts style and comfort.


Creative and ruled by the blue planet, Uranus, Aquarius’ benefit from calming, basic colors such as light blue. The color allows this sign to be creative with room decor and inspires them to be innovative.


Pisces have the tendency to absorb the energy of the people around them- both positive and negative- which makes relaxing colors that are easy on the eyes ideal for this sign. Periwinkle is one of these colors, and can found in the homes of many Pisces’.

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