Tips & Tricks For Decorating A Small Room

Hey guys!  So most of you know, I’ve been re-doing my room the past week.  I have a very small room, and I just wanted to share some tips with you that helped me a lot for making my room appear larger than it actually is.

These are in no particular order, just tips that you may find helpful!

#1-The less you have, the more space.  The most obvious tip!  The less you have packed into your room, the more space you’ll have.  Try to keep just essentials.  I have a bookshelf, bed, desk, and dresser in my room.  That’s it.  If you really don’t need it, get rid of it!  I found lots of my problems were that I had too many storage things because I had so much unnecessary things to keep in them.  Start out with getting rid of the little things, and then the big things.  I used to have three bookshelves in my room, and now I only have one because I cut down on the things I needed in here.

#2- Lighting and colours matter!  The lighter the colour that you paint your room, the bigger it will look.  And, the brighter your room is, the bigger it will look because you can see every little space in there.  If you paint your room black and have awful lighting, it’s pretty obvious that your room will appear very small.  I have a big window, overhead light, side lamp, and then a bigger lamp that I keep on my desk that pretty much lights up my whole room.

#3- Keep things on your walls.  If you don’t have enough space for a storage cart on the ground, install shelves.  It will balance your room out too, having things on your walls and on the ground.  Going with tip one, be careful that you don’t overflow your room with things on your walls.  It’s nice to see some of your paint peeking through.

#4- Make everything functional.  You can buy underbed storage for unused space under your bed.  I actually bought one but it doesn’t fit under my bed!  I would put my opposite season clothes in there, because my closet isn’t big enough to carry all of that stuff.  You can also buy benches that you can keep at the foot of your bed that can open up and you can store stuff in there.  It would double as a couple of seats, and storage.  I got a side table that has little sections (shelves) in it that I could put things in, so it wouldn’t just be a one tier thing.  Yet another thing that makes things functional is buying a couple of hooks that fit onto your door.  I use these for my housecoats, coats, and purses, and they use up like no space!  And last thing for this tip, buying stickey hooks!  I got a whole bunch of these, and I am going to put them all over my bookshelf to hang necklaces, wristlets, anything like that.

#5-Use mirrors!  These of course reflect light and mimic the picture in front of it, making it look like the wall goes on and on.  I’d recommend getting bigger mirrors because you can obviously use them, but they copy a large part of the room, and make it appear a lot bigger.

#6-Make storage spaces look nice.  Since you will probably need lots of storage in a small room, make it double as decoration.  I’ve seen these really pretty boxes from Michael’s, which have lots of pretty colours and pictures of Paris and stuff on them, but they are still a box so you can still store things in them, without having to reck the space.  Instead of keeping all of your nail polish in bins, get a nail polish rack, instead of keeping your jewelry in a jewelry box, display it with some stickey hooks.

#7- Display your favourites, store the things that don’t matter.  This will make you love every part of your room, but still have the other important things stored away for use.

#8-Keep it simple!  Use simple, easy, useful furniture, but play up your bedding and pillows.  Play up the things on your walls.  This way your room isn’t boring, but it still has functional properties.

#9- Don’t worry about themes!  Have a few favourite things in mind, and that’s it.  My room is more ‘storage-y’ than it is ‘themed’.  Personally, I love the look of organized so much that I don’t even care!  I’m not saying my room is ugly…haha.  If you stick to a theme, you are going to have a very hard time trying to find useful things, storage wise.   I’d recommend getting all of your storage pieces first, and then going ahead and getting your decor pieces.  That way all of your priorities are straight, and maybe you’ll completely change your mind on your theme.  Who wants a room that’s not functional?  I wanted my theme to be all turquoise when I painted my room, and then once everything started to fall into place, my room has colourful bedding, and I have multiple colours that work, and I’m focusing more on storage than colour.

 

That’s it for my tips!  I hope you enjoyed and somewhat found this helpful!  I think I am going to do another one of these for on a budget decor, because my room is pretty small and I’m only thirteen so I don’t have an infinite budget.  I will be doing a room tour soon too!   It will probably be around mid-september at the rate that I’m going…I’m not too sure.  I think I have like three things that I have to get.  It’s a pretty rainy day where I am now, so I’ll probably have a couple more posts up today, we’ll see!  Thanks for reading!  Bye!

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WebFind: Classy Jewelry Storage

Hello again!  So as you guys know I am a little overly obsessed with YouTube, and have been for like 2 and a half years now, and I have been following this girl named MakeupbyTiffanyD.  Well today she posted her jewelry organization and I fell in love.  She stores it all in the perfect accessible way, and it looks absolutely amazing on her dresser!  All of the comments on that video say “you have great taste”, and I completely agree!  It looks so put together.  Anyways, here is the video, her blog post, and a few pictures of her collection.

 

Blog post here!

I have gotten a lot of inspiration from this video and whenever I get around to perfecting my room (it’ll probably be in the new year!! haha), I will show you guys how my interpretation of it is.

I hope you guys enjoyed!  Go subscribe to Tiffany!  She is one of my favourites!  She truly does have great taste.  Thanks for reading!  Bye!

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WebFind: Amazing DIY Makeup & Jewelry Storage

Hey guys!

So today I got a new makeup desk for my room, and I have been so happy organizing it all day!  A few minutes ago I was searching online for ideas on ways to store stuff in your room, because I am going to be re-doing my room very soon.  I came across this.  How amazing!  Genius!  Haha!  It is a makeup desk with a clear top, so you can pull things out of the drawers already knowing what they are.  This is a great way to display your makeup too!  She also made a post on how to do it with jewelry here.  I guess you take this and put it with this, it makes an amazing organizer!  I just might have to try this with my jewelry!  How cool!?

Let me know if you try this!

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Spring into Summer: Get Organized!

Happy Wednesday!  The sun is shining, and it’s almost spring!  Spring is a great time of the year to start some cleaning, so I thought I’d show you some cool things to help get organized!

  

 

I love these pics!  I think I’m going to end up doing all of them…uh oh.  I especially love the last one!  Anyways, here’s the links and some more info.

1. A cubby.  I think this is like the best storage idea ever!  You can find them pretty much anywhere, and the containers that go in them come in tons of different colours and patterns.  This is a great way of concealing important things you need.  Picture from here.

2. Storage from under your bed!  I’ve seen these everywhere too, and they are a really great idea.  I think I might get one for the my summer clothes in the winter, and winter clothes in the summer.  They can be used for pretty much anything though.  Picture from here.

3. Jars.  Use unused space for storage!  Like the under bed storage, this is great because you normally wouldn’t use the space under shelves or under tables, and jars hold just about anything.  Great idea!  I think I have this pinned on my pinterest actually.  Found here.

4. Plastic bag holder!  Ugggh I hate trying to get a single bag out of it’s box, so this is great!  It’s also just a DIY recycled project, so it’s perfect!  Pic here.

5. Cord holder!  I think everyone HATES trying to grab cords from the back of their desks, especially me!  Amazing idea!  I feel like I’m selling all of these ideas..LOL anyways, pic from here.

6. Another cord holder!  I also cannot stand when the cords to my things get all tangled up, so this is a really great idea!  It’s also recycled, and easy to ‘make’, but it’s great!  From here.

7. I’m so obsessed with this one!  Totally making it for my craft room!  They’re just tin cans painted and hung up on the wall!  Genius!  I think they did a really great job in the pic too, it looks really cool how they’re all different sizes and hung in kind of a wavy pattern.  From here.

So that’s about it!  I will probably do an updated one like every couple months, because I love clever little ideas…ooooohhhhh maybe new series!!!  LOL I have so many going on right now…oh well!  Haha.  Also, all of the links have even more ideas in them!  Talk to you soon!