I’ve lived in a small apartment for the past five years, and it’s taught me a lot about how to make a small space feel big. I’ve learned that if you have the right furniture, storage solutions, and design aesthetic, your home can actually feel pretty spacious.
Use shelf risers
If you’re looking to make your small space as functional as possible, a shelf riser is an excellent option. You can use shelves to store items you don’t use often. This means that if you have a lot of books or magazines, this is the perfect way for them to be tucked away when not in use but still easily accessible whenever needed.
Shelf risers are also great for storing things that are only used occasionally—like holiday decorations or extra kitchen supplies—so they don’t take up valuable floor space when they aren’t needed.
Another way to get the most out of your living space is by using shelving units at different heights on either side of the doorways leading into your home from outside (the ones with doors).
Go vertical with hooks and racks.
Hooks and racks are your friend.
A great way to save space is to use hooks, which can be used for coats, hats, scarves, shoes and more! Racks are another good option as they’re perfect for storing things like handbags or mugs.
Use multipurpose furniture.
One of the best ways to make the most of your space is by using multipurpose furniture. A table that can be used as a desk or dining room table, for example, is much more efficient than having two separate pieces that aren’t always being used. Furniture that serves multiple purposes can save you space and money in the long run.
But even if you have a multipurpose item, such as an ottoman that acts as a coffee table and extra seating when needed, there are some things to keep in mind before purchasing it. First, make sure it doesn’t take up too much space or leave your guests sitting uncomfortably on their knees if they’re taller than average (for example). Second, make sure all the pieces are stable enough to support weight without toppling over; this goes for both adults and kids!
Keep it simple.
Small spaces don’t have to be boring. To keep it from feeling like you’re living in a hotel room, you can look for ways to personalize your space. Try adding some kind of art or decor that brings out the best in your home’s design and character.
If the thought of having to clean up after yourself is something that makes you cringe, then this tip should be a no-brainer: keep things simple! Focus on one room at a time and only add what’s necessary. The fewer items there are lying around, the easier it will be to keep things organized and clean! If something doesn’t have its own place or if it doesn’t fit into your scheme of organization, then get rid of it! Keep only those items which serve an actual purpose (for example: clothing or kitchen utensils). This way when guests come over they won’t get the impression that your house is messy—in fact they’ll probably think exactly opposite because everything looks neat as can be!
Choose furniture that is low to the ground.
- Use low-to-the-ground furniture in your small living space.
Low to the ground furniture is space efficient, can be used in a variety of ways and can help you create cozy, intimate spaces. You can also use low-to-the-ground furniture to create an interesting and unique environment.
Get creative with storage.
- Use a small space to your advantage. Many people use a small space as an excuse to be lazy when it comes to storage, but this is the perfect time to get creative!
- Use built-in storage. It’s easy for any piece of furniture or shelving unit that can hold items vertically (like a bookshelf) to double as long term storage, especially if it’s located in an area that isn’t used much like under stairs or behind doors. If you’re feeling really ambitious and want something with more style than just a bare bookshelf then there are plenty of options out there like these cool shelving units from Pottery Barn which offer both practicality and style!
- Use furniture with storage. This is one of those tips that most people overlook simply because they don’t know how useful they can be! Ottomans make great extra seating when guests come over but they also provide extra stowage space underneath where blankets, pillows etc can be stored out of sight but within easy reach if needed at short notice such as during cold winter nights when guests arrive unexpectedly at short notice needing somewhere warm/soft enough to sit down on quickly before going back outside again once again into colder conditions due their lack thereof.”
Use light colors, mirrors, and glass where you can.
If you want to make a small space look larger, paint it in light colors. White is always a good option, but other bright colors will also do the trick. Mirrors and glass can help too; they reflect light and make spaces seem more open. If you buy furniture that is light colored, it will reflect back this light.
Small spaces can be cozy and functional if you design them right!
The main idea of this article is that small spaces can be cozy and functional if you design them right.
To give you an idea of what we mean by this, let’s take a look at a few examples:
- The tiny bathroom in your apartment has enough room for a toilet, shower stall, and sink—but no tub. You can live without one—if you’re willing to use the large container sitting in your kitchen as your bathtub instead! All it takes is a few minutes every week or so to fill it up with warm water from the tap (or maybe even hot water from the microwave) and let yourself relax in its soothing embrace after a long day at work.
- You’ve heard about how difficult it is for some people who live in small spaces to have enough storage space for all their belongings—but not everyone needs extra shelves installed on every wall just so they can store everything they own! There are other ways: For example, if you keep only clothes that are clean but don’t wear often enough then those could fit nicely into drawers or closets rather than being piled up on top of other things inside dresser drawers or closets themselves; also when searching for items like towels try making sure there aren’t too many duplicates lying around before buying additional ones because otherwise those extras might end up taking up valuable space instead (and remember: buying more stuff isn’t always necessary!).
I hope this has been helpful to you! If you have any additional tips for making the most of small spaces, please leave them in the comments below.