Living in a small space can be convenient and poses many benefits, economically and physically. With less maintenance, less clutter and less expensive bills, living in a small home can have its advantages.
When living in a small home, it is important to use all available surface space to your advantage. Whether it’s using a chair as a bed side table, the windowsill as a shelf or underneath your bed for extra clothing storage, utilising all available space can help make your home feel bigger and provide you with additional space without additional clutter. Any additional clutter in the home can create the opposite effect, thus, finding places to store your goods will help create the illusion of more space.
A small home often means that you have to pick and choose between essentials in the home. Whether it’s choosing between a dining table, an office space or additional seating, it can be difficult. But not all sacrifices have to be made. Instead of choosing between a dining table or additional seating, opt for extra seating that is compact and is easily foldable, When guests aren’t over, you can store it away to create more space in your home and take it out when you have guests coming over. It’s a win, win and you don’t have to give up your dining table.
One way to create additional space in your small home is to utilise tall furniture. Choosing tall bookshelves, tall cabinets and utilising ceilings to mount precious goods can create more floor space in your home, making it easier to walk around without having to give up any furniture. Further, tall furniture elongates the home, making your home feel taller and creating the illusion that your home is bigger than it is. The more ground space you have in your home, the larger it will feel.
The saying less is more could not be truer when wanting to create more space in a small home. Filling your home with a multitude of small items will cause your home to become cluttered and disorganised. Thus, choosing key, simple items to have in your home will create more space in your home. It may sound counter-intuitive but using bigger but fewer furnishings can make your space feel grand. With less furnishings, the illusion that your home is bigger than it is, is projected. Further, your home being consistently organised is a bonus!
mplementing these tips can vastly create more space in your home but many times, it might not be enough. Thus, a great way to have additional space in your home is to rent out a storage space for your additional furniture and belongings. There is nothing worse than have cluttered mess in a small home. Thus, if you need additional space outside your home, renting out some storage space can be beneficial.
Whilst this step does not necessarily create more physical space in your small home, using mirrors in your home will help the appearance of your home seem bigger. Using focal points in your home to angle mirrors will create the illusion of depth in your home. Not only do mirrors create the illusion of depth, they also reflect both natural and artificial light, which also contribute to making a small space appear bigger. If you’re brave, consider buying huge ceiling to floor length mirrors for your home.
Just because a room is designed a certain way, it does not mean that you are confined in using that space in that particular format. If you find your home having a bigger living room than you need, consider turning half of it into an office, or if you have an additional closet that isn’t being used, it could also be turned into an office. Not only will this create more space in your home, it further utilises resources for other uses.