You’ve got a small space but big ideas and it’s just too hard to execute them when no matter what furniture you buy or how you arrange it, it still feels cramped and uncomfortable. There are a few tips to maximise your small space while using a French interior decorating design. Your space will no longer feel small and overcrowded. Take it from confined to open in a matter of seconds.
When it comes to décor, instead of hanging a lot of little pieces of artwork, go for one large piece. If it’s long, place it over the sofa to match its length. If it’s a tall piece of artwork hang it to match the height of another piece of furniture you have in your space.
To maximise the height in your space, purchase curtains that are long enough to be hung at the top, near the ceiling. This will create long lines and make the room appear like it has tall ceilings. You won’t feel as cramped and it will open up the room a bit.
If you are planning on adding extra seating in addition to your sofa, be smart about it. Don’t buy chairs that are too large. Upholstered chairs are usually large and cosy but they aren’t the best fit for a small space. Instead, add some nice dining chairs with a comfortable fabric, such as Louis chairs without the arm rests. Louis chairs will take up less space, provide comfort and extra seating while sending your room back in time to 18th century Paris.
When it comes to a coffee table, skip something bulky and chunky. Small, square tables fit perfectly. You can move them around and set them up wherever. It’s a bonus if they provide storage space for pillows, throws or remote controls. In fact, even a long, narrow chest would do the trick.
When it comes to your dining room, armless chairs with high backs provide more space. Or better yet, go for a French country vibe with bench seating. It fits more people and, when not in use, you can tuck it away underneath the table for additional space. Opt out of a dining rug because it will make the room look and feel smaller.
Although French furniture is usually grand and intricate, you can still give your space a Parisian design with smaller furniture that represents the French while keeping your room open and airy. Use these tips get the most out of your small space with a touch of French style.