Four Space-Savvy Solutions For Small Spaces

January 31, 2022

Maximizing your space is paramount when dealing with rooms that are a little on the small side. Get it wrong, and your room could look dark, cluttered, and incohesive. Get it right, and you can create a tranquil and inviting space that you will adore. 

Here are four space-savvy solutions for small living spaces:

Opt for furniture with a small footprint

Floorspace is like gold dust when you own a smaller home, so you need to deal with it wisely. The best way to do this is to opt for furniture that does not take up lots of room. For example, there is a vast range of couches for small spaces for sale these days, which are as comfortable as a standard couch — just far more compact. You also cannot go wrong with slimline side tables and TV units. 

Take accurate measurements before you purchase anything so you can plan how much space you have to work with. If you buy anything too big, you will instantly regret it. 

Maximize wall space 

You may be short on floor space, but you have four walls to take advantage of, so do not forget about them! Floating shelves are a great way to use space that might otherwise be wasted and come in an array of designs, so, regardless of the look you are trying to achieve, you should have no trouble finding something to suit.

Adding pops of color and texture with wall art is another option, or why not add an extra dimension and add a large mirror? Not only will it look great, but it will create the illusion that your room is more spacious than it is. 

Buy furniture with built-in storage

Storage can be a big issue when living in a small space, but there are many ways around it. One of the best is to buy furniture with built-in storage. For example, beds probably take up more space than any other item of furniture in a home, which means that all the floor space underneath is wasted. By purchasing an ottoman bed, you create a functional storage solution.

The same principle applies to coffee tables, sideboards, and footstools. Consider if they provide maximum storage before making a purchase, and you cannot go wrong.

Awkward spaces? Have furniture and storage built-in!

If your room is an awkward shape, you might struggle to find furniture that is the perfect fit and end up with a space that does not look very well designed. A great solution is to have someone make furniture and storage solutions to maximize every inch of space you have. 

Perhaps there is an area under your stairs that is not fulfilling its potential. Why not have a desk built and turn it into an office area or, if there is adequate depth, have a tradesperson fit a range of pull-out drawers and cupboards. 

From bespoke beds to banquette seating for your kitchen, when dealing with a specialist in this field, the options for what they may be able to create are pretty extensive. Use the space wisely, and you could transform it into a stylish one-of-a-kind home.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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