We may not all be blessed with a home with the square footage that we need or would like, but if you look into techniques to maximize the space you have then you can have a functional home that is cozy and appears larger than what it is. No one wants to feel squeezed into a tight space.
1. Multipurpose furniture
Organizing becomes even more important in a small space, so make sure to do a purge frequently so that papers and clutter do not accumulate. Get rid of anything you haven’t used for more than 6 months, as a rule if it does not serve a purpose.
3. Organize upwards
4. Make under the bed storage
5. Create visual tricks
6. Keep it neutral
Pick neutral colors to decorate with that will keep rooms seeming airy and bright not dark and cold. Rooms appear larger when you keep to lighter tones and if color is your thing that is ok because you can pick colorful accent pieces to express your personality.
7. Use smaller furnishings
Buying smaller couches and coffee tables in a small living room will make the room seem bigger and make moving around in the home much easier. Pay attention to the size of your furniture and if you already have large pieces then consider selling them and getting condo-sized furniture.
8. Create custom organization pieces
Think built–in storage under the stairs or recessed shelving. Really it’s about using dead space and making it work for you. These storage ideas are not furniture so they do not have any demands on your precious square footage.
9. Keep it open
Open spaces make the appearance of a space being bigger. Consider open shelves in the kitchen versus cabinets or tearing down a wall for a more open-concept living area. This is also a nice way to show off your best chinaware and also keep the line of sight open in the home.