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Condo Living: Small Space Rules to Ignore

By Mike in Downtown San Diego Urban Lifestyle with 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard plenty of decorating rules you should never break when you move into a condo or loft in Downtown San Diego. The good news? Most of those prohibitive rules like getting rid of your non-essential knickknacks aren’t necessarily true. Here are 5 rules you can break with glee without making your space feel cramped.

1. Stick with small furniture

No one wants to live in a dollhouse. Don’t worry about looking for uncomfortable, small-scale furniture for your condo. Instead, choose essential, larger pieces that ground the space.

2. Purge everything

You’ve probably been told that moving into a small space means getting rid of your collections of books, photos, and various objets d’art. While it’s true that you don’t want to go overboard and create clutter, there is definitely nothing wrong with displaying items you love. After all, displaying your favorite things is what makes your Downtown San Diego condo feel more like a home.

3. Avoid dark colors

While light colors can make a room seem big, dark colors can also add drama to a space that lacks architectural details. Choosing dark paints also gives you a dramatic background for your furniture and art. To keep everything in balance, leave your ceiling a light color to add a sense of height.

4. Minimize patterns

Don’t be afraid to combine pattern and texture in your space, like using patterned wallpaper and upholstered furniture. You can avoid overwhelming the space by choosing a neutral tone or minimal pattern for the larger elements like the couch or bedding then adding pops of color and patterns.

5. Avoid area rugs

The truth is area rugs actually give your loft or condo the illusion of more space because they create segmented areas of the room. Use rugs to transform a large, open loft into a designated dining room and living room.

While decorating your space, keep one thing in mind: You can break all the rules and still get a space that looks amazing and functions perfectly.

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