Small Space Decorating Inspo

Whether you’re moving into a dorm, or just signed the lease for a new place that’s totally amazing — but a bit on the small side — we have a few tips that will help your space feel fabulous, no matter the square footage.

Get Inspired While You Work


via A Merry Mishap

The lesson here? Upwards and onwards! A workspace needs nothing more than a small corner of your room, but thanks to the shelf and upward-expanding gallery wall, it packs a serious punch. Use inspiring prints and quotes to help keep you focused and motivated! Add a small planter to bring in some green, and you’ll be ready to finish up your latest project in no time flat.

Pile on the Pillows


via House Beautiful

Bed? Couch? Who cares — it’s comfy, and it looks chic as heck. Propping a pillow (or eight) along the back of a bed creates a very cozy and inviting look. Bonus: you can easily change up the pillows as often as you’d like to change up the look of your space!

Encase Your Sleeping Space


via Apartment Therapy

Enclosing your sleeping quarters provides a bevy of benefits: privacy, light blocking (hooray for sleeping in!), and it looks pretty cool, too. Regular curtains can get expensive — plus it can be tough to find and put up a rod. But fret not, we have an alternative suggestion! Shower curtains. No, not the plastic-y liner kind, but pretty, fabric-y ones! You can then use a tension-style shower rod between the walls of the space, no drilling of holes necessary. If you want a more boho look, try a tapestry or two!

+What are your small space decorating secrets? Do share!

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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  1. Jacqui 08/19/2015 at 11:00 pm #

    Love the first one! Especially the copper detail on the chair

    Jacqui | Halcyon Jar

  2. Clarissa 08/27/2015 at 5:09 pm #

    I just signed my lease for a studio and I’m so excited about decorating it. This post came right on time.

  3. Greg 09/02/2015 at 7:07 pm #

    I like the first design. It is not over the top. I could see myself on that space.

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