More often than not, unforeseen circumstances leave us in a position where we need to move to smaller homes. This usually leaves us with lesser options to keep our quality of life, or to invite our friends over without having them squeeze onto one sofa that’s pushed in the corner of your space. If this sounds like the situation you’re currently in, then don’t worry for there’s hope. Here, we’ve listed down some of the smart ways on how you can make your small living space work.
- Opt for Neutral-Coloured Walls
Choose a neutral colour for your walls. Remember that the darker the colour you choose, the smaller your space will feel – which is definitely the last thing that you want. Instead, opt for an off-white shade that you can easily match with almost any colour of art or furniture.
- Make Use of Your Walls
If you can’t seem to spread some of your things on the floor area, utilize your walls instead. Hanging mirrors is a great way of making your space feel bigger without knocking down some walls. Instead of placing instruments like guitars on the floor, why not try hanging them on the wall? Or free some space on your tables by hanging some of your photos on the wall.
- Ditch the Curtains
Curtains have their own way of making spaces feel fuller – great for big space, awful for smaller ones. Instead, opt for blinds that you can easily open and close sans the hassle of washing and moving them out of the way once a month.
- Utilize Your Doors
Make full use of the back of your doors regardless if it’s your actual entrance or your bathroom door. Consider hanging a shower storage unit at the back of your bathroom door, and place all your bathroom vanities in it. With this, they’ll be out of the way and no one will looking at it if you’re planning to invite some friends over.
- Organize All of Your Must-Haves
Keeping your must-haves organized, and letting go of the things that you haven’t used in a while, is another way of maximizing your space. While it’s alright to add some of your ‘wants’ to your décor every once in a while, remember that you need to let go of something for every product that you purchase. If anything else, it’s a great way to save some bucks while keeping your small space clutter-free.
- Place Your Things Wisely
Before moving in, visualize where you’d want each furniture to go. Moving objects around is extremely difficult in a small space, especially if they’re already placed in a room. So do yourself a favour by creating a map of how you’d like your new home to look.
Minimalizing your living space is like lifting a load off your life even a little bit. Putting the aforementioned tips to work will surely make your small dwelling feel like a real home – and you won’t want it any other way.