Decoration and Interior Design for Small Houses

Today, few are lucky enough to live in houses with large spaces. The new constructions, in their quest to take advantage of the space, result in homes with small interiors, where decoration is often a challenge. We have to make the rooms functional and beautiful, but at the same time, try to create an enlargement effect, a challenge. Here we will give you examples of small concrete and simple houses, easy to apply in reality, so that you can take ideas of decoration of interiors of small houses.


You should always use light colors, such as white or pastel colors. This will certainly help create a wider sense of space.

You should consider using cold colors. Blue and green will give the impression of more space, while red and warm yellow can do exactly the opposite, so a warm hue such as the primary color on the walls and ceilings is not recommended, but they can be used in accessories.

In addition to providing elegance to the home, the white color also offers the impression of space and harmony, so it can be used to paint the wall. If you use it on roofs, you’ll raise the perception of these.

Using contrasting colors for small rooms is pleasing to the eye and also gives a sense of spaciousness. For example, when white is used on walls and ceilings and black color in doors, windows, curtains, furniture, lamps or decorative objects in black, you come to show elegance and order.

Use similar colors to unify and find the right balance to create unique spaces without overwhelming with many different colors. White colors and cake tend to offer a better sense of space. The pale colors advance, expanding the room, while the dark colors recede, shrunk.

Accessories in small house interior decoration


Instead of using blinds, a great choice are the curtains. In addition to being decorative, they fulfill the function of making a space appear larger. Hanging them long to the ground, and as far as possible, as high as possible, will help create a higher effect in the room, creating the feeling of spaciousness.

Hangs the curtains aloft, allows the fabric to fall freely and draws the look upwards. Paintings and other decorative objects of wall also at high altitude.

Be especially careful with prints. The overwhelming designs draw attention to themselves, and not the one in the room. Choose simple fabrics that filter sunlight and provide privacy, and match the rest of the furniture.


A bright carpet makes a room open and look bigger. If you have dark walls, try a light-toned carpet.

Keep continuity on the ground. Keeping the same material on the floor of the whole house gives a sense of continuity, the eye does not jump from room to room, but quickly roams the space, making it appear larger.

For this reason, if you use carpets, these should be large, they should occupy as much floor area as possible. We see this error in the image below. The carpet used is very nice, but reduces the space by separating the floor into two areas.


Mirrors are an old trick used to expand spaces. The reflection of the crystals and mirrors give a sense of spaciousness to the rooms when they are strategically located to reflect something beautiful.

Be creative with mirrors. Mirrors can instantly double the look of a room, but there’s no reason for you to follow its traditional use.

Small interior furniture

Try not to crowd the house. A recharged space seems much smaller. Buy the furniture you need. Otherwise, you’ll end up creating a crowded and uncomfortable space.

Scale furniture

If you want to place a sofa in a small space, it would be good to opt for a moderate size or even slightly small furniture. The trick is to choose the furniture at scale with the room.

If the ceilings are low, it creates the illusion of vertical space using low furniture.

Curved furniture

One of the tricks for small spaces is to choose curved furniture. For example, a round table, curved chairs, carpets that accompany the shape, and ornaments with spiral and dot shapes.

Intelligent order and storage

Small spaces are one of the great themes of decoration, especially taking into account the current environments of limited space. And of course, one way to have everything on hand is to have it in order and that order in addition to being attractive, will make the house look bigger. These ideas are great in that sense, to give a pleasant and functional look to a living room or dining room, maybe a bathroom or a bedroom.

If your bathroom does not have much space, you should think of decorating giving visual amplitude and that is achieved, with the use of light colors, white transmits an atmosphere of more space and clarity. But when it comes to order, you need to take advantage of walls, ceiling and door to organize and order, whether through shelves, hooks or cabinets. In this photo, the bathroom door is used to hang items that are essential such as towels. The neat appearance contributes to the larger space.

In the kitchen, areas such as the area under the sink are often used to store cleaning implements, but sometimes it is difficult to maintain order, and therefore we do not know what is and what is not. Metal bars serve along with some trays to give it a neat and decorative look, certainly a perfect way to decorate and organize in little space.

A work area at home is often a good way to advance tasks, view accounts, read and even answer mail or talk to friends virtually. But there is not always much place and for it to serve its end it must be tidy, so some boards on the wall and a small desk, make a corner a perfect place. Cozy and functional are one in this decoration.

Use room separators

Use glass walls to separate spaces, without visually dividing a room. While it is important to define separate areas, the opening between adjoining rooms will make the house appear wider.

Use room dividers instead of walls. Opt for fewer walls and more multipurpose rooms.

Replace sliding-walled doors to allow space to expand.

Use curtains where privacy is needed.

Sliding walls or sliding doors can also help you separate environments without sacrificing space width.

Large windows and skylights

Large glass panels really open up a small space. The large windows let in the light, which is reflected in the walls and illuminates even the darkest room.

Use semi-opaque materials to allow light into rooms without windows.


Add a mezzanine over the kitchen or anywhere else in the house that allows it. Sleeping and reading corners maximize space and provide privacy in shared areas.

Leverage spaces in real needs

Small spaces are very limited, so it’s important to understand and prioritize. If you need a desk, you don’t have to place a dining area. You don’t have to follow traditions, it’s your home.

Focus of attention

For a small bedroom, there’s a trick that’s perfect: focus all the attention on the bed.

The same criterion applies to all areas of the house. For example in the photo below, the spotlight is the wall ornament. By catching the attention of the eyes, the rest looks more spacious.

In this case, the red armchair in neutral background grabs all the attention, which also makes the room seem bigger.


The interior decoration allows us to take advantage of a lot of details that can give a different look to the decoration in general, without it being a total change to it. It’s just adding. One of the most helpful is the decoration with stripes or stripes, which give the chosen room a more attractive aspect but that also represents one of advantages in terms of the perception of it in reason of space.

Horizontal stripes give greater amplitude to very small environments, although it is only a visual perception. There is no doubt that it makes the rooms more spacious which could feel very narrow. They also allow us to play with the colors, and using furniture in appropriate dimensions give a modern and “wide” look visually to the room. An attractive and practical trick.

room with horizontal stripes on the white wall and green wall with stripes in shades of blue lounge horizontal stripes room striped walls in gray and pink

While vertical stripes give visual “height” to those rooms that have very low ceilings and can therefore make us feel overwhelmed with space. There are a variety of options between using single-color stripes or in multiple colors. They can also be chosen in various thicknesses and can be combined in width with each other.

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