Small Spaces Make a Big Impact

Decorating small spaces comes with challenges. It can seem as if everything must be intentionally chosen, after all, the design elements can be more easily noticed in smaller areas. But while the process can pose setbacks, the results can be be absolutely stunning. Let’s look at areas of the home that make a huge statement when working with less space.

Take Advantage of the View

Your windows can be the key to making small spaces seem larger and more inviting. Wide open views bring in natural light and open up your interiors. For the light control and privacy you want at certain times, opt for sheer shades. These fabrics diffuse the light while enhancing the view, but close up nicely when you need to get control.

  • By choosing furniture with a low-profile form, you can make use of the length of your room without bulking up the space.
all glass room with sheer shades to soften light and show off view
Silhouette® Window Shades


Make the Rooms Smaller

Of course, we know you don’t *actually* want to make your rooms smaller. We’re talking more about open areas that could stand to be split in two sections. When working with strict boundaries, many builders have opted to design open floor plan living. This can lead to the feeling that there’s no privacy from other members of the household. Room dividers can be essential when it comes to dividing up the space. The best part is that you can open these back up for the open floor plan vibe when you want.

  • Create designated areas in open floor plans so you can enjoy the space more.
open floor plan condo with room divided in two with panel track blinds
Skyline® Panel Track Blinds

Use the Space Wisely

Small spaces can limit the amount of people who can sit around your table. This is where it helps to think outside the box. In a tight-fitting area that might only house a 4-top table, consider built-in seating that increases that amount. Not only can your family eat in comfort, but this enhances the cozy factor of your home immensely.

  • Corners can provide untapped space when you look at small spaces with an open mind!

dining area with corner windows with shades halfway lowered

Create Multi-Purpose Rooms

Your living room may double as your family room, and as long as the seating area fits the space, everyone will be happy! Take it one step further, and make your living room into an optional media room. No matter how much sun your small spaces get, with the right window treatments, you can choose blackout for movie night.

  • Large scale artwork can bring charm, dimension and color to small spaces, sometimes even better than a collection of smaller frames.

duette honeycomb shades with blackout shade technology and smart shade movement

Carve Out a Special Corner

If you don’t have a designated “office” in your home, it doesn’t mean you can’t have it at all. Find a corner of your bedroom, or the living room, and make it all it can be. It’ll be even better if it’s over-looking a window to bring in natural light while you’re working.

  • To make windows seem larger in small spaces, add drapery to shades, and hang them high above the window to give the appearance of taller ceilings.
Woven textures roman shades on corner windows
Alustra® Woven Textures®


At Skyline Window Coverings, we’d love to help your home reach its potential–large or small! Natural light and beautiful views create such an amazing atmosphere, but we know that the most common issues of direct light, relentless glare and lack of privacy can really ruin the experience. Get in touch with our window covering specialists to find out about the best window treatment options for your home. Enjoy a FREE design consult.