How to get the most out of your small space

Tight spaces call for smart choices in decor and furnishings.
Tight spaces call for smart choices in decor and furnishings. | Source


Many people assume you have to choose small scale furniture and minimal decorative accessories but that isn't entirely true. The key is more about limiting the number of bigger scale pieces, and making sure that many of the furnishings and accessories serve more than one function.

Here are a few examples of how to choose better options in a limited space. A loveseat is a good choice for a scaled down sofa, and even better if it offers storage in the arm rests. Trunks make ideal coffee tables because they are usually a little smaller and offer storage as well. On your walls, opt for one large focal point and keep surrounding accessories minimal. This way your small space can make a bold statement without feeling too congested.

Always look for opportunities to add storage and you will always have extra space as a result. Walls offer vertical space that can be a great opportunity to get something up off the floor and out of the way. Just be sure to make sure the function overrides the visual space it consumes. The more functions your deco and furniture can perform, the more valuable it is to have in a small space, and the more space it allows for you to more about freely from room to room.

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WhiteOak 3 years ago from Georgia

Another good idea (and I used this idea while homesteading) but you can get two long flat plastic containers and keep them under the love seat for additional storage.


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dawnella66 3 years ago from South Carolina Author

I love anytime you can hide something under something :)


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dawnella66 3 years ago from South Carolina Author

I love anytime you can hide something under something :)


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Cathy Fidelibus 3 years ago from NJ

My house is on the smaller side and I love your ideas. Replacing a trunk for a coffee table is great storage space as well. Thanks!


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dawnella66 3 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thank you so much Cathy, finding space in a small area can be a challenge..sometimes our imaginations are the best place to start when resolving these issues :-)

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