Interior Design Insider: How to Make the Most of a Small Living Space

9 June 2020 | Construction

If you are someone who is living in an apartment or a tiny home, interior design can seem like something that is out of your grasp. Oftentimes, people think that in order to practice excellent interior design, space has to be something that is unlimited to them. In today’s article, we’re here to bust that myth and show you how anyone can make the most of a small living space with the help of interior design. By thinking out of the box and being creative in your decor, you’ll find that designing your tiny home is actually an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. Read on to find out more!

Double-Duty Furniture

Double-Duty Furniture

More and more people are turning to storage furniture in 2020, not just because they live in small homes but also because storage furniture allows people to maximise every inch of their home. Common options include gas-lift storage beds, sofas that can be used to store items under cushions and even double-duty coffee tables that also serve as a bench with hidden storage. Another fantastic option is convertible furniture such as sofa beds that allow an individual to make multiple uses of one space.

Wall Space Is The Best Space

If you live in a small home or apartment, one of the best ways to make the most of it is to utilise wall space. Consider options such as tall bookshelves that reach the ceiling, floating shelves that create an incredible amount of space instantly and hanging planters or decor that can be hung up on the wall. Some even choose to install hooks that allow them to store items such as bicycles on the wall. Other great options include fold-up tables and chairs that can be installed into walls and made use of during parties and gatherings when guests are invited to your home

Utilise Awkward Spaces

If you’re someone who has lived in city apartments, you’d be no stranger to awkward spaces. Whilst awkward nooks, crannies and spaces may seem like wasted space, they are actually fantastic spots for items such as custom-built shelves and furniture that would otherwise not suit a larger home. There are a wide variety of DIY projects that you can embark on when trying to make the most of awkward spaces, and some of the most ingenious home decor we have come across started as an awkward corner in the home that was transformed into something amazingly creative and practical.

Utilise Awkward Spaces

Don’t Neglect Your Doors

Doors are often neglected when it comes to home decor, but they prove to be one of the most useful areas of space in a small living space. You can install hooks on your doors in order to store towels, robes, hats or jewellery. Many DIY home storage stores also sell over the door shoe racks that can be used on both normal doors and wardrobe doors. Most of these shoe racks can hold up to 50 pairs of shoes, allowing you to hide them behind closed doors.

Consider Wheeled Storage

Wheeled storage is one of our favourite hacks when working with a tight space. Whether you utilise trolleys as a mock “bar area” or simply as a storage solution for random items, wheeled storage is the perfect option as it allows you to hide your trolley when guests are around. It also allows you the freedom and flexibility to easily move items around the home without having to make too much of a fuss about it. We absolutely love the idea of mobile storage, especially since stores such as Ikea now stock industrial-looking wheeled storage that not only is helpful but looks incredibly trendy in the home.

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Figuring out how to make the best use of a small space can actually be a lot more fun and rewarding than decorating a large space. It makes you think out of the box and can result in some of the most creative, quirky and space maximising ideas that otherwise would have been neglected in a larger space.

This post has originally been featured in Residence Style.