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May 13, 2012 1:01 PM Subscribe
How do you decorate a small apartment with white walls, beige carpets, and not much natural light?
posted by lali to home & garden (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My decorating style tends to rely on some color on the walls, so I really don't know what to do with the apartment I'm planning on moving into. I found some pictures I like of styles that work with white walls, but they all rely on lots of space/big windows and wood floors. I doubt I could recreate the same effect without those components.
The rooms I need to furnish are a small dining room, a living room and the adjacent balcony, and a bedroom. Here are a few sample pictures:
living room 1 2
I really dislike the decorating style in those sample rooms. I would prefer something a bit more light and airy that doesn't overpower the small space. What's a good way to add color without having it look out of place like those red sofas? I've had a hard time finding examples of what I'm looking for, so I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm not a big fan of IKEA or super-modern styles.