Make an Impact with Small Spaces

Ready to tackle the small spaces in your home? Design elements are more easily noticed in smaller rooms, which can make the process more challenging. But once it’s complete, the results are incredible. Come along with us today as we discover small spaces that have been transformed into stunning designs. Working with less space can be daunting, but the reward is worth all the hard work.

Look at That View

Your windows hold the key to making small spaces seem larger. Wide open views bring in natural light, open up the space and make the area more inviting. But since windows cannot be left bare, light control and privacy are important objectives when designing small spaces. We recommend sheer shades. The fabrics will diffuse the light and enhance your view while protecting your family’s intimate moments.

  • Low-profile furniture will also benefit the small space. Make use of the length of the room and avoid bulky furniture. Light colors help, too.
allow natural light into small spaces in st paul mn
Silhouette® Window Shades


Divide & Conquer

If you’ve got an open concept home, and you’re trying to decorate smaller spaces within it, you might want to try actually dividing the space. Instead of trying to style one room, make it two separate spaces. This way you can manage more than one activity at a time and give your family the space they need. Room dividers are essential when it comes to separating living space. The best part is that they retract. You can have your open floor plan back again when you need it.

  • By creating small spaces in a large room, you can enjoy more than one activity at a time.
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Skyline® Panel Track Blinds


Design Efficient Space

Every inch matters when designing small spaces; it’s time to think outside the box. Here, we see a tight-fitting area, only suitable for a 4-top table, limiting the amount of people that can sit together. By taking advantage of the space under the window and adding built-in seating, they increase their seating capacity immensely. Now, family and friends can eat together in a comfy, cozy nook.

  • Look to corners for untapped space. You might discover some incredible uses for them.

dining area with corner windows with shades halfway lowered

Create Multi-Purpose Rooms

As our lifestyles change, and our homes become more fluid, we need multi-purpose rooms. On any given day our kitchen may become an office and our living room a family room. The right window treatments make these transitions possible by controlling the light and creating the right atmosphere. With the right window treatment features, your small spaces can become whatever they need to be. Check out this home theater made possible by blackout shades!

  • Large scale artwork can bring dimension and color to small spaces. Try something different than a collection of small frames.

media room with blackout shades

Uncover a Home Office

All you need is a small area to create an “office” in your home. Look to an area in a bedroom or living room–preferably under a window. Designate this space as your “corner office,” and escape to this private nook to bask in the natural light while you check things off your to-do list.

  • Another trick in making small spaces feel larger is by dressing windows with shades and drapery. Hang the drapes high above the window to give the appearance of taller ceilings.
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Alustra® Woven Textures®

At Aero Drapery & Blind, we’d love to recreate the small spaces in your home. Take advantage of every last square inch and use the beauty of natural light to transform your home. We can help design the perfect atmosphere and avoid common window issues such as glare and direct sunlight while increasing privacy and UV protection. Window coverings come with so many features, the sky’s the limit. Get in touch with us today for a FREE consult.