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​7 ingenious decor tips for a small home

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Rising property prices together with budget constraints often means having to let go of that dream of a beautiful big house and investing in the reality of a small apartment. However, there is no reason why a small home cannot be beautiful as well! All it takes is a bit of careful planning and an eye for design to attain optimum functionality with no compromise on elegance and style! Today we’ll head to pretty Paris to take a look at a small apartment of 710 square metres. The project, undertaken by the skilled team of interior architects at Blackstones, is nothing less than inspiration in small houses! Let’s take a tour of this very trendy and functional home, and glean 7 design tricks for small homes!

1. ​Sliding doors

Sliding doors are ideal for a small residence – they take up much less space than a regular door and also allow much more natural light to enter. Notice how subtly the sliding doors separate the living and dining areas from the rest of the house!

2. ​Neutral colours, vibrant accents

Where the colour theme is concerned, light hues are the way to go! White or beige tones are ideal for a small home since they create the illusion of space and brightness. Once you have a light background, add a few lively accent notes like the vivid orange panels in this picture. Another way to heighten a sense of spaciousness is through floor-length curtains that make the windows appear bigger.

3. ​Kitchen corners

Note the clever use of the oft-neglected kitchen corners, and the ingenious corner-mounted faucet that saves countertop space! The stainless steel appliances reflect light and make the kitchen look brighter and roomier. The wooden countertop and marble splashback are perfect for a stylish look.

4. ​Simple bedroom

The master bedroom is a lesson in refined simplicity. The focus is the extra-large bed and a very stylish wall-mounted light. The wooden furniture is minimalist and elegant.

5. ​Linear style

Streamlined, linear furniture is ideal when constrained for space. Custom-fitted furniture along the walls and snug little shelves help achieve a simple, stylish, clutter-free look in a small space.

6. ​Using a common wall

The entrance and the bathroom share a common wall that may form the back of a hall cupboard! The entrance is simply furnished in white and wood, with two uniquely designed pieces of furniture.

7. ​Marble tiles in the bathroom

One of the best ways to add style to a bathroom is through the wall tiles. Look how elegant these marble tiles look, especially when teamed with the trendy wall-to-wall marble sink, wall-mounted faucet, glass shower panel and large mirror!

These 7 creative tips are a wonderful, simple way to enhance the beauty of a small home! Here are few more ideas that might interest you - How to create a fabulous foyer in 12 easy steps!

Which idea from here inspired you the most? Let us know in the comments!
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