Small Spaces Can Make a Big Impact

Decorating small spaces can be difficult, but they have a lot of potential! Everything you pick for your home may feel like it needs to be intentionally selected, especially because the design elements can be noticed more easily in small spaces. Let’s explore some areas of the home that can feel larger while you’re working with less

Take Advantage of the View 

Windows are the key to helping your small spaces feel more spacious and inviting. The view outside, paired with natural light, can liven up the inside of your home. However, sometimes you may want to have light control and privacy. That’s why we recommend sheer shades. They are great at diffusing the light while enhancing the view outside. These fabrics also look beautiful closed when you want to have more control. 

  • Low-profile furniture is ideal for small spaces. You can effectively use the length of your room, without feeling like you’re bulking up the space. 
A modern living area with a low-profile couch that covers the entire length of one wall. The Silhouette Window Shades are covering windows that lead out to a backyard with a pool
Silhouette® Window Shades


Curate Smaller Rooms 

Now, we know you’re not looking to make your rooms smaller. However, open-concept floor plans could be split into two sections occasionally. With the lack of privacy, room dividers are a great way to separate the space and get the necessary privacy you want and need. Whether you look to have a dedicated workshop or a cozy area to read, room dividers are the perfect solution. The best part is that you can open it back up when you entertain guests. 

  • By establishing designated areas within an open floor plan, you can easily enjoy the space more.
Skyline® Panel Track Blinds that divide a bedroom space from the rest of the living area.
Skyline® Panel Track Blinds


Be Smart about Space  

When you deal with small spaces, you need to think outside the box. If you have a dining area that cannot fit more than a 4-top table, consider adding some built-in seating. This allows you to have more room for people at your table and elevates the coziness of your home

  • The corners of the home are often underutilized. When you see them in your home, think about how to use the space to meet your wants and needs!

dining area with corner windows with shades halfway lowered

Establish Multi-Purpose Rooms 

The living room is the central gathering place of the home. Typically, as long as the seating area has ample seating, everyone is happy. Make this space even more usable by making it an optional media room. This can easily be done by adding in some window treatments. Opt for blackout shades to have the perfect movie-watching room in your home. 

  • Your first instinct regarding wall art is to have smaller pieces because it’s a small space. Think again! Large-scale artwork can add a lot of color, dimension, and charm. Try this instead of a collection of smaller frames. 

room darkening solutions for San Antonio TX homes

Create Special Corners 

One problem with small spaces is that it can be a challenge to have a workspace or area to relax and read. This is where utilizing corners comes into play again! Pinpoint a corner in your bedroom or living room to set up a desk or comfortable chair. If you can place it next to a window, even better. You get the natural light while you work or read. 

  • Do you feel like you have low ceilings? A tip is to add drapery to your shades. If you hang them above the window, you’re giving the illusion of taller ceilings.
Alustra® Woven Textures®

At Window Fashions of Texas, our team would love to help you find the best window treatments for your small spaces. While natural light and the beautiful view outside are great additions to any home, harsh light and lack of privacy can impact the atmosphere of your space. Contact our specialists to schedule a FREE consultation today!