When your flat or house is tight for space, it can seem like an impossible task to fit everything in and to optimise the space you have. Luckily for you, there are plenty of nifty and easy ways you can make the most of the space you have and create a stylish home that works for everyone.
Things to Consider
Before you start, here are some important things to consider
- Small spaces do not always mean you need small furniture. Multiple small pieces of furniture can make a room look cluttered and therefore smaller. Investing in one larger piece, like a sofa or shelving unit may be the better option.
- Creating zones in the available space can make a room seem larger, whilst helping you to decide what your priorities for the space are. This is useful for open plan areas. Consider the area available and what is your ideal use for it.
Keep It Neutral
Keeping a white or neutral colour scheme on the walls is an easy way to make a room seem bigger. The white walls reflect light which gives the illusion of more space. It also acts as a blank canvas so you can decorate with different textures and colours without it becoming too busy.
Adding mirrors to your flat or home is a quick and easy way to make your home feel bigger. Stick to wall-mounted mirrors to avoid taking up valuable floor space. Try one large one, or multiple small ones to create a modern display. The same can be said for TVs. Changing from a standing TV to a wall-mounted TV uses any free vertical height you have, whilst helping to create more useable floor space.
Multi-functional and/or hidden storage make optimising your space super easy. Storage footstools or ottomans are great for storing extra blankets or cushions without them taking over a cupboard or shelf. Investing in furniture which has more than one purpose will also help you to make the most of your home without cluttering. Tables with storage shelves, coffee tables with multiple compartments, wall and floor cabinets with multiple sections, all of these allow you to store your belongings without taking up too much room so your limited space can be free.
The floor space in your home may be limited, and you don't want to take up all the room so you can no longer move. This will also make your home look smaller. Instead use available wall space, especially if you have tall ceilings. Shelves can work in any room, from kitchens to bedrooms. Floating shelves are especially useful as they take up no floor space whatsoever. Shelves will take the focus away from floor level and make the focus more centred, therefore, making your room or home look bigger. This way you can save space whilst creating space, a win-win situation!
Take a look at our recent storage tips blog for more ideas on how to optimise space.