Small Living Space

Optimising Your Small Living Space

When you live in a small space like a studio apartment, flat, or small urban house, you’ve got to be quite strategic about the design and organization.

If you’re looking for tips on how to make the most of your small living space, you’ve come to the right place!


Before you can make any significant changes to your property, your first step should be to declutter. Donating any items you don’t really love or use will free up your home. And if you just find it too hard or you anticipate scaling up to a larger property sometime soon, you could always rent a storage facility for these items.

Break this task down into manageable chunks by tackling one room at a time. Then, schedule a time to declutter regularly, such as once a quarter or once a year.

It’s worth doing not just because it makes your home feel larger but for the psychological benefits.

Hidden storage solutions

When buying furniture for your home, look out for pieces that double up as storage. The more of these you have, the more you can keep floors and surfaces free of unsightly clutter.

Some examples include:

·       Under-bed storage boxes

·       Shoe ottomans that also serve as seating

·       A bed with special storage drawers

·       Coffee table with hidden storage places

It’s also smart to invest in a bespoke solution that turns awkwardly shaped corners and crevices into vital storage solutions. It’s amazing how you can make those parts of the room work to your benefit. This is something that prospective buyers are also sure to be impressed with, should you choose to sell.

Optimise vertical storage space

Work with the vertical storage space you’ve already got to make sure it is achieving its full potential.

This is all about your doors, bookcases and wall-mounted shelves. Hanging organizers over doors is a great way to stash letters and knick-knacks.

Bookcases often hold a lot of space and they can be used for more than just books! Picture frames and plants can also adorn this area. They look great, too.

Optical illusions

Did you know that various tricks of the eye can make your small rooms seem bigger? You may have noticed that spacious environments make you feel freer and more relaxed. Even if you have a smaller home, there are still things you can do to recreate this feeling.

Repainting or wallpapering with light, airy colors can certainly help. This could be why Scandi minimalism has become so popular in recent times.

Sofas and other furniture with simple, clean lines can also create the impression of an elongated room.

And then, of course, there’s mirror placement. This tried and tested interior design tactic works best when you place them opposite windows. This maximizes the mirror’s capacity to intensify natural light and brighten your room. Placing multiple mirrors across from each other will do even more for the lighting – perfect for small, usually shadowy areas in your house.

Optimizing a small living space involves maximizing functionality, organization, and visual appeal. By implementing strategies like the ones mentioned above, you can make the most of your small living space, creating an organized, visually pleasing, and functional home.

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