Small space are difficult to design, whether you live in a small apartment or just have a corner in your home. Today I'm going to give you some ideas to help you tackle those challenging areas. Just becasue you have a small space doesn't mean you have to compromise on style or storage solutions. Keep reading for some small space solutions.
Add Storage solutions
When we think of small spaces the first thing that comes to mind is that there will be zero storage. Just because a space doesn't have enough closet space doesn't mean you can't add storage units. This problem always seems to occur in any entryway. There's never a spot for coats, keys, hats, or a place to just put stuff when you walk through the door. Creating storage doesn't have to be crazy, even if it's simply a place to hang a coat on a hook or place your keys on a tray. I love the picture on the left because everything is functional but stylish. The basket is perfect hats or scarves and there is even a cute stool to put on shoes. I also love the idea from the image on the right with the floating cabinet. It looks so custom, but is the perfect place to store everything you need.
Don't use apartment size furniture
Image source: The Everygirl
Apartment size furniture sounds like it would be perfect for small space, right? Wrong, it will actually make your space appear even smaller and will make it feel like a doll house. I suggest using regular sized furniture pieces, but intentionally placing them to make the most of your space. This photo is proof that you can still get away with regular sized couch in a smaller living room. There is still room to comfortably fit a coffee table, shelving units, and even a space for the TV.
Utilize awkward corners or spaces
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When living in a smaller space it's important to make the most out of every inch. This provides additional room for storage or to create another designated area. Creating a reading nook or placing a shelving unit can add purpose to an otherwise useless corner of a room. I love that a reading nook provides additional seating, shelving and even a nice work space too.
Add shelving or furniture to bathrooms
Bathrooms are easily some of the smallest rooms in our home, but they don't always have the best storage solutions. Often clients are too scared to add addtional shelving or stools because it can make the space feel smaller. Minimizing clutter will instantly help a space feel larger and utilizing shelving or storage units will add to a spa-like feel.
Play around with colour, texture, and lighting
Just becasue you have a small space doesn't mean you can't have some fun with it! Smaller spaces are perfect for adding fun colours, textures, and playing with lighting because it's not overwhelming. In a larger space it can often feel like there is too much going on if colour and texture isn't used intentionally. Another added bonus is that materials will be a lot more affordable in a smaller space too, especially where wallpaper is involved.