Ideas + Advice
- Bedding 101
- Sheets Buying Guide
- Layer Your Bed Like A Stylist
- Tips For Keeping White Bedding Bright
- How To: Create The Perfect Lazy Sunday
- How To: Style Your Dresser
- How To: Fold A Fitted Sheet
- How To: Put On A Duvet Cover
- How To Shop For An Upholstered Bed
- Choosing The Perfect Pillow
- Choosing Your Duvet
- Choose The Right Bed + Headboard
- Inspiration: Bedrooms
- Inspiration: Pillows + Throws
- Registry Do's + Don'ts
- Behind The Design
- Choosing Paint Colors
- Choose The Right Curtains
- How To: Hang Curtains
- Choose The Right Rug
- How To Create The Ultimate Spa Bathroom
- A Guide To Towels
- How To Style Your Bookshelves Like A Pro
- Get Organized With Baskets
- LED Lighting Guide
- Choose The Right Light
- Behind the Scenes: Tour Our Makers Studio
- All About Wallpaper
- Create A Wood–Paneled Wall
- How To: Create A Gallery Wall
- Decorating With White
- How To Decorate With Color
- Behind The Scenes: Miami
Make the Most of a Small Space
Don't let space constraints cramp your style. Setting up a Pinterest-worthy home is easier than you think.
8 Brilliant Small Space Ideas
Want more tips? Here are 8 tips from our stylists for designing a small room, apartment or home.
1. Scale down and style up)
Considering scale—the visual size of objects in relation to one another—is key. Small spaces can quickly become overwhelmed by even one disproportionately sized couch so stay away from over-scaled furniture. Instead, pair a side chair or two with a smaller-scaled sofa or settee.
2. Lighten up
Light brightens and visually opens up any space, so make the most of it. Strategically placed mirrors can help reflect natural light into dark corners and create the illusion of depth.
3. Show some leg
4. Go vertical
Make the most of your wall space to maximize storage and free up square footage. Try installing wall hooks in place of a coat rack. Use modular shelving to take bookshelves up to the ceiling.
5. Zone out
Small space living can sometimes feel like you're trapped with nowhere to go. Create "zones" within a single space to create the illusion of multiple rooms. Try using rugs and furniture placement to define different areas and activities (dining, relaxing, working). And if you're living in a studio apartment, open bookshelves or a strategically placed curtain can serve as a room divider or privacy screen.
6. Know your (color) limits
7. Make 'em multi-task
8. Cut corners
Need help? Our designers can create a floor plan and suggest the best furniture for your small space. Ask in store or learn more at westelm.com/design-crew.