Furniture Hacks: Creative Solutions For Small Space And Budgets

July 27, 2023

The ease of having your things together in one space makes tiny homes a lot more adorable. But getting the best arrangements for your furniture in these small living spaces? Not so much. And that’s where the real struggle begins.

For small apartment dwellers, the key to convenience in your home is smart storage and unique organization. Bigger furniture can take up the entire space, leaving little room for anything else Smaller furniture? They might leave you with so much space that your small apartment may feel empty.

Having a clear understanding of which furniture is suitable for your house and what does not fit will greatly facilitate the process of optimizing your home according to your preferences. On a budget to harness these creative furniture hacks and apply them in your home? We have got you covered with easy and smart furniture hacks all contained in this article. 

Let’s delve in!

10 Creative Wallet-Friendly Hacks For Small Living Spaces

1. Floating Shelves: 

Yes! You can’t talk about space, budget, and beauty without including floating shelves. In the U.S. many Texas furniture stores have these readily available for you. These shelves offer more space compared to other shelves.

You can place your dishware, flower vases, books, and knick-knacks away from the floor and create more space by placing them on the floating shelf. They not only create space but add beauty to your home as well.

2. Get Mirrors: 

Of course! Mirrors make an illusion of space. This is a tried and true tip as it makes your space more expansive and bright. It brings more light in and also serves as decor. 

Check out furniture stores around you, and get as many affordable mirrors as you want. For your floor, you can place them on the shelf or mount them on the wall. Your plants will thank you and so will your home.

Mirrors will make your home feel bigger and Isn’t that just what we want? There’s more as 


3. Storage Furniture: 

In a small apartment, storage is key and you should pay apt attention to it. We all know that only a very few small living spaces offer good closets and cabinets to store items. But the good news is that many affordable furniture now comes with a secret double function. 

From bedroom furniture with hidden drawers to ottomans that open up. The more double-function furniture you get, the more space you are bound to have. 

However, always take note of what items you put in them so you don’t mess your house up while searching for stuff.

4. Elevate Your Lighting: 

Lamps can take up significant space on countertops and floors. Try handing your lighting fixtures to the ceiling and walls.

Lifting your lamps will not only add space to your home but will also make it more appealing and help your space feel excitingly airier. Not just that, you can use pendant lighting to hang your lights from above the wall. They will add beauty to your home.

5. Play With White Paints: 

Have you heard that light colors open up a room, while dark colors keep things cozy? To make your room feel more spacious, wash it in white.

White walls and white surfaces radiate light around the room which will make a small space feel bright and more conducive. Try it out and love the feel!

6. Try Out Nesting Furniture: 

Do you know that huge items, tables, chairs, and side tables, take up space? These items make your home feel unorganized. But nesting furniture is the kicker for small spaces. 

Go for items that fold into each other and as we expect, ‘nest’ together, this way you will be able to enhance your little apartment and create more functional space. 

7. Limit Your Color Palette: 

Designing your small living spaces with so many colors can make them feel less attractive, eliminating the purpose of decoration and making them chaotic! We know how beautiful colors can make anything look, but too much of it? Would only ruin the plan before you even get there

So here’s what you should do:

Be cautious of the colors you play around with, and minimize your color options. Opt for furniture pieces with a limited color palette and ensure they harmonize well. 

But, ensure the colors blend well together. How? Picture an apartment with colors such as pink chairs, green walls, blue throw pillows, and yellow sofa shades, then imagine a home with white walls and consistent gray and brown furniture shades. If that rings a bell, you’d understand that the fewer the colors, the more organized and homely they feel.

8. Maintain A Clear View: 

If you notice any items that obstruct your movement or disrupt the flow of the space, remove them. 

Space-limiting boundaries reduce the sense of limitlessness and eliminating them creates room for a more comfortable and free apartment. 

9. Utilize Vertical Spaces: 

Utilize the space behind your room’s door and walls for additional storage in tight quarters. 

You can hang your little items such as hats, towels, robes, and more which can clutter up rooms. You can also harness a variety of skim wire baskets to keep things in view.

10. Make Plants Look Like Art: 

Do you have a plant collection? Some of which take up useful floor spaces and countertops, why not elevate them?

Lifting your plants by hanging them from the ceiling, on the wall, or on the windows will not only create space but also add an unexpected element to decorate your home using your green friends. And also keep them safe from pets and touchy people.

Go Crafty With Small Living Spaces

Living in a small apartment can be both beautiful and functional with a budget.  You do not break the bank to apply these ideas as they are wallet-friendly and easy too. 

Remember the wrong furniture size can eat up the entire space in your home, so go easy on them, medium-small will do just fine. Try these hacks and share them as well.


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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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