Many of us of might not have the luxury of living in large houses with plenty of space and living in a small space can be challenging when it comes to decorating and storage. Try these savvy space-saving strategies, creative organization ideas, and decorating tips to make every inch of your space count.
Use Every Nook and Cranny
Waste no space. Limited space needs all the help it can get, so be sure to make god use of every nook and cranny. An odd-shaped alcove might be the perfect place for a mini banquette, or an unused bay window could make the perfect seat. Use spaces wisely and custom-design your furniture to fit into them.
Mirror the Room
Mirrors work wonders in creating the illusion that the room or a space is twice its actual size by reflecting and maximizing light. Covering an entire wall with mirror will immediately give the room a double volume effect, while placing mirrors in the corners of a room opens and lightens what could otherwise be a dark space.
When space is tight, it’s time to get creative and think out of the box. Don’t think of a space as having only one function – think multi-functionally – i.e. a sleeper couch in the TV room can be used for watching TV and as a pull-out bed / guest room visitors. Use multi-functional furniture in small spaces, such as small side tables that can be unfolded into a larger dining table if needed.
Be Storage Smart
When it comes to small spaces, being savvy about storage is key! Use roll-able, foldable, flexible, stackable, and climb-up-on-top-able furniture that can be packed and stacked away to make space. Place hooks on the wall and hang folding chairs up when not being used. Use storage drawers on wheels that can easily be moved and tucked beneath a table or a desk.
Play with shapes to find the perfect fit for your space. Go for a round dining table rather than a rectangle, use stools as opposed to chairs, go up with shelving instead of along… be sure to maximize the space you have by fitting furniture into it like a puzzle.