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11 Tips to Design and Decorate the Small Houses to make the most of it

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Easy to build, comfortable to maintain, environment-friendly, and low on budget, the small houses are a boon in modern days. Small house designs come in various design styles, from tiny apartments, cozy cottages to even two-storey houses. Open plans, large windows, flexible space, outdoor living, and with many more clever hacks; you can make the small home feel bigger. Whether you are looking for a luxury style, rustic charm, or a modern minimalist style, the contemporary interior designers and decorators have a perfect design plan for all. Here are the simple tips for designing and decorating small houses for comfortable living.

1. Simple and minimalist style

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Structura Architects

2-Storey Scandinavian-Inspired Residence

Structura Architects

Keep the house minimalist with simple geometry. Clean lines and precise angles with the fuss-free modern architecture of the small house will look attractive. It can also trick the eyes and mind into thinking the home bigger than it appears.


2. Openness of the integrated area

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Structura Architects

2-Storey Scandinavian-Inspired Residence

Structura Architects

The less the wall, the more spacious it feels. Choose an open design plan for the living, dining room, and kitchen. You can define the space through lighting, ceiling design, or partitioning without walls. The open, integrated plan looks chic and is contemporary.    


3. Let the light and freshness fill the small space

2-Storey Residence Renovation Garra + Punzal Architects Living room
Garra + Punzal Architects

2-Storey Residence Renovation

Garra + Punzal Architects

Let the natural light and fresh air pour in through large windows. It will make the space feel open and airy, creating an illusion of spaciousness in small homes.


4. Go bold to make it beautiful

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MKC DESIGN

2011 PROJECTS

MKC DESIGN

Don’t be thrifty with colors while doing the walls, furniture, or furnishing of your small house. Go bold with colors. It will take the focus away from the size of the space. The brightness of colors will brighten up the décor. 


5. Comfortably cozy

Keep the seating close in the living room to make it warm and welcoming. This intimate seating arrangement will feel cozy and comfortable. Customize the furniture based on the size of the space to fit perfectly in the room.  


6. Illusion of mirror and clear glass

It’s a professional way to create an illusion of spaciousness in a tiny space. For the small bathroom in the small home, use the mirror and glass trick to make the bathroom feel bigger. A clear glass shower door will also keep dry and wet areas separate in the bathroom.


7. Smartness of the multi-functional furniture

Choose multi-functional smart furniture for your small home to keep it organized and clutter-free. With extra storage and multi-utility, you can use it in a limited space. Like the daybed cum sofa with drawers at the bottom, a cabinet on the side, and an attached TV unit.


8. Customized compact décor

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Structura Architects

2-Storey Scandinavian-Inspired Residence

Structura Architects

Customize the décor to make the most of the available space. The bedroom cabinet with sliding doors, study table fixed on the wall, a perfect size bed, and the compact TV unit; this small bedroom is full of all the facilities for comfortable living.


9. Home office along the walls and corners

The window seating and home office along the wall near the windows is smart space utilization in small homes. With work from home a new normal, this home office will be a boon in a private corner.


10. Modern and minimalist with floating space

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Structura Architects

Living Area—View of Stairs

Structura Architects

Keep the décor minimalist and allow the space to breathe. Large glass windows, open-plan design, and even the staircase with gaps in between and lots of airy, flowy space; less is always more.


11. Outdoor living space

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Hayen Interiors

Work Life Balance

Hayen Interiors

Whether it is a small balcony or a small house's front yard, unleash your creativity and design it to be a beautiful outdoor living space. Seating arrangement along the wall, a little artificial turf in the middle, and plants in pots build a beautiful balcony garden.


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