If you live in a small apartment, you probably know how important it is to make the most of the space you have.
While trends like tiny homes and city living continue to grow in popularity, so will the need for more space-saving solutions.
Here are some of our top tips for upsizing the utility of your space even when it’s not as big as you’d like it to be:
Make The Most Of Your Walls
Walls are one of the most underutilized spaces in most homes.
You can put those empty walls to work by installing shelves to expand on your storage space or to mount your TV so that you can get rid of that bulky stand that’s eating up precious space.
The possibilities are endless when you choose to build vertically.
So far, we’ve seen people use their walls to hang their bicycles, mount peg boards to use as wall organizers, and even as a plant display that doubles as a wall garden.
Be creative with your walls and enjoy all the floor space you’ve just cleared up.
Get Rid Of The Stuff You Don’t Use
One of the quickest ways to make more space in your home is clear out the clutter.
It’s simple but tricky, considering it’s usually a combination of stuff you haven;t used in years that come attached with sentimental value (read: you’ll want to hold on to it for no good reason).
The general rule of thumb when it comes to decluttering your surroundings is to discard anything you haven’t used in the past year. But if you have something that you absolutely must keep, carve out a dedicated space to store them.
To keep your space clutter-free, aim to keep your trinkets and knick-knacks in a storage box, leaving only the essentials that you use daily within reach in your living areas.
Go High, Go Low
One way you can dramatically save on space is to get furniture that can be stacked on top of one another when they’re not needed.
For example, stackable pieces like stools, storage cubes and chairs can be packed up in a space-efficient configuration when they’re not in use.
Apart from stackable furniture, you could also utilize the space underneath your existing pieces, like your bed or sofa for additional storage space.
If your bed’s too low to create more storage space, consider giving it more height with a set of bed risers, or replacement legs for a sofa.
Look For Multitasking Furniture
Furniture pieces that are capable of serving more than one function are an absolute space saver.
Versatile furniture pieces like ottoman stools and sofa beds are a perfect example of this.
An ottoman stool can double up as storage space, while a sofa bed can go from
Having pieces like these effectively creates more space that would otherwise be taken up by bulkier ones that have only one function.
Design Versatile Rooms
Versatile furniture pieces are a great way to save space, but why not take things to the next level with versatile rooms?
We love turning to companies like LifeEdited, which specialize in helping people live comfortably in tiny spaces, for inspiration.
They do this by designing multi-functional rooms in restricted spaces. Some room designs by LifeEdited include a living room that can be transformed into a dining area and a guest bedroom that can be turned into an office space.
You don’t have to take on a complete redesign of your home, but you should definitely consider making the most out of your space with furniture pieces that make your living areas serve you better as your life as the seasons evolve.
Use Mirrors To Create The Illusion Of Space
Mirrors don’t help you save space in a literal sense, but they can make a world of a difference by creating the illusion of greater brightness and depth.
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