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If you live in a tiny home, you know how treasured space is. There is probably no extra space at all – you’re using all of it either for storage, and décor, or for practical pieces of furniture. No matter what room of the house we’re talking about, there is always a way to make sure that there is no wasted space anywhere! So if you are looking for ways to maximize the small spaces you have, listen up! We’ve compiled some great ways to help make more space in a room.
Beds with underbed storage: We’re not just talking about cramming your old wrapping paper rolls or shoes that you don’t wear that often. There are a variety of boxes, drawers, shoe organizers, and other garment boxes that are made specifically for use under your bed. Go through your closets and set aside things that could be easily stored in a storage container and maximize that under bed space!
Store things on walls: Use both open and closed shelving to remove bookshelves or other bulky pieces of storage furniture. For example, if you have a corner bookcase right now, look at the actual piece of furniture. Is it big, bulky, and kind of awkward in the space? Imagine what it would be if you removed it and just had plain wood shelves instead? It would still hold as much as you needed and could make that small area look bigger.
Get a different bed: There is no denying that spreading out and sleeping in a King-size bed is a real treat. But do you really need a bed that is so large, or can you make do with just a double or a queen? Take a look at your room. If you had a smaller bed, how much more space would it free up? Consider getting a futon, a Murphy bed, or a TV bed (that has a built in TV at the end of it) with storage underneath.
Drawers, drawers, drawers: When you are living in a small space, make sure that the furniture you buy has drawers. It’s tempting to buy that super cute little antique end table for your accent piece, but if it doesn’t have drawers to store items, then it might be a waste of space.
De-clutter: It’s easy to let clutter build up, and you might even let it stack up without knowing it. Take a good look around your home and see what you can throw out and what you need to keep. Get rid of the junk! For the things that you need to keep, find some decorative storage boxes and stow the items in there.
Make the most of your closet space: Closet space is treasured in small spaces, so if you have a closet, make sure that you are using every part of it as best as you can. If you store your luggage in the closet, use your largest suitcase to stack smaller bags or purses into it that you don’t use regularly. Use shoe organizers, racks, and over the door hangers for your small items such as jewelry, ties, or belts – this is the best way to make the most of your closet!
Choose light wall colors: Don’t choose dark colors for your walls – this makes the room feel smaller and more closed in. Instead, choose bright colors and accent them with dark colored art and decor.
Small spaces don’t always have to be cramped or cluttered. With a little resourcefulness and imagination, your small space can be transformed into something cozy, comfortable, and inviting.
Originally posted 2013-08-12 10:33:37.