For people who live in small spaces, running out of space is a problem. The ability to multitask is what keeps the everyday grind going, but finding the right furniture is often limited by your physical space.
Don’t worry! With this blog post, you’ll find some great tips on how to give an impression of spaciousness and organisation without having too much elbow room. You’ll also find out the importance of colour theory and why it’s important for your floor plan.
Why the right lighting is crucial
People usually underestimate the importance of lighting when we’re designing small spaces. The right lighting can have a great effect on the way your space feels. Having a specific light for a purpose can give a room a sense of space. For example, an anglepoise light on a desk will only illuminate the desk leaving a sense of space in the surrounding area.
Get creative with storage
Storage is what you make out of it. If there is space in your apartment, then you can store stuff in it. Having a small size apartment doesn’t mean that you should get rid of the clutter. It all boils down to smart storage solutions. Often storage in bedrooms is left to what you can fit beneath the bed. However, with the right bedroom space saving techniques, far more space can be utilized than first thought.
Using furniture as storage
You can create “hidden” storage space by using furniture in creative ways. For example, you may use a bookshelf as a way to hide things like bins and cleaning supplies behind your books. This will also make you more organised because you don’t have to rummage through a big cupboard or a messy under-bed drawer looking for the things that you need. You can also use furniture as a place to store things like rolled-up towels, cooking utensils and even folded clothes.
Due to the increase in apartment living, a whole new market around space-saving furniture has grown, including furniture that is specifically meant for small spaces. For example, Murphy’s wall bed can be turned into a couch when it’s not being used as a bed and sometimes even into an extra bed for guests.
Using space under beds
The space under your bed can be used in so many ways, including storing things like sheets or even folded clothes. If you are lacking space in other areas of your room, then this is a great way to gain some extra storage. You could also think about putting things like PVC pipes and paint tins underneath your bed and using them as extra storage space.
All in all, these tips will help you to make the most out of a small apartment. When you start thinking about all the things that can be stored away underneath your bed, for example, or in the corners of your room, you realise that there is actually a lot more space than you think and that with some creativity and thinking outside the box, you can turn any room into something spectacular.