Designing Incredible Small Spaces

To achieve big results in the small spaces of your home, it may take some extra consideration. Design elements must be carefully chosen for smaller areas, because they are more easily noticed. Working with less space is definitely more difficult, but with At Home Blinds & Decor, we are up for the challenge!

Love the View 

Wide open views are the key to making small spaces seem larger. Your windows play a huge role in opening up your interiors, bringing natural light in, and creating a more inviting atmosphere in your Florida home. Our designers have found that sheer shades are the perfect addition. These shades add levels of light control and privacy while diffusing the glare and enhancing the view. With any window treatment, the ability to close up adds to their usefulness.

  • In this small space, low-profile furniture doesn’t take up too much room. It uses the length without bulking up the space. 
small spaces with silhouette shades in naples, fl
Silhouette® Window Shades


Divide the Space

Think about your home for a minute, do you have an open concept floor plan? Do you struggle with designing the extra large rooms? Or worse, does it feel like everyone is on top of each other all of the time? We all need our space. In this scenario, we believe two smaller rooms may be better than one large one. Room dividers are a great solution when tasked with dividing large spaces. In addition, room dividers can retract when you need your open floor plan back again.

  • Be efficient. Create designated areas, and enjoy all the space your home offers. Two small spaces can be better than one. 
divide small spaces in open concept florida home
Skyline® Panel Track Blinds


Use Space Wisely

Every square inch matters in small spaces. Take this dining room for example. To increase the amount of space around the table, the client chose built-in seating. Now, there’s room for everyone. The window seats fit the design perfectly and expand the smaller area. It’s designer tips like this that increase the cozy factor of your home. 

  • Corners are a great source of untapped space and are not to be overlooked. 

dining area with corner windows with shades halfway lowered

Create Multi-Purpose Rooms

Do the rooms in your home get used in different ways throughout the day? Maybe from dining space to office space, or living room to media room? We understand. Our homes are filled with rooms that serve more than one purpose. With window treatments, we can create the appropriate atmosphere for every hour of the day and every activity throughout the day. By simply adjusting the treatments, you can appreciate your multi-purpose room with filtered light in the morning and darkness for movie night.

  • When completing small spaces, scale matters. Smaller framed items may make the room look smaller, while large art has the opposite effect. Choose something with lots of dimension and color.
blackout shades help create a feel good home
Duette® Shades with LightLock™


That Special Corner

Small spaces, like corners, can be the hidden gems of your home. Find a corner in your bedroom or living room and give it a makeover. This small space can be transformed into a home office or cozy sitting area. If your corner is over-looking a window, BONUS! The natural light will increase your productivity. 

  • Pro-Tip: To make small spaces seem larger, add shades and drapery to the windows. Be sure to hang them high above the window to give the appearance of taller ceilings.
home office with woven roman shades
Alustra® Woven Textures®

The team from At Home Blinds & Decor has a great deal of experience working with all spaces, large and small. We understand the importance of creating an inviting and comfortable atmosphere with window coverings. There are so many ways to make small spaces feel larger, and with the perfect window coverings, we can solve any window issues and add to the design of your home. Give us a chance by scheduling a FREE consult with a professional window covering designer.