It can be extremely difficult either to decorate or organize a small space in a way that does not make you feel crowded and uncomfortable. However, with creative decorating and organization styles, you can turn even the smallest spaces into a great comfortable and appealing living or working quarters. Here are some great tips that you can use to achieve that goal.
Decluttering Your Space
Removing clutter from your home may be a boring chore. However, if you want to create extra room in your home, you have to remove all the items that you either do not need or have no functional value in your home. Clutter in a small space only draws more attention to the lack of sufficient space in a room. If you do not have sufficient storage space for items that you do not use regularly, try some creative storage ideas such as converting the open space under your staircase into a neat storage space.
Less Can be More
If you live in a small space, the less furniture and appliances you buy the better in the context of conserving space. As such, you should also try to stay away from large-sized furniture designed for large living spaces. For instance, in the living room, opt for a small coffee table and several occasional chairs. If you have sufficient space, you can add a 3 or 2-seater sofa as long as you have enough room to move around. If you cannot figure out which furniture pieces will fit in your small space, consider hiring a professional organizer to draw up a space plan for you.
Make Your Space A Multipurpose Living Area
This is one of the best ways to ensure that you utilize the full potential of a small room. Instead of complaining about your lack of a home office, you can convert the extra space in your kitchen or under the stairs into a home office. You can also use the some of the occasional chairs in the living room as dining chairs during dinner and move them after dinner so that the dining area does not look crowded. You can also opt to use an ottoman as a coffee table as well as for seating purposes when you have guests.
Create A Great Focal Point in the Room
One of the easiest ways to draw attention from the fact that your living space is small is by drawing attention to something more interesting in the room. For instance, you can highlight your sofa by adding multicolored cushions or place your flat screen TV strategically such that it is the first thing people notice when they come into the room.
Opt for a Vertical Arrangement
When buying furniture and appliances for your small space, try, as much as possible, to get items that you can arrange vertically. For instance, if you need some shelves for storage opt for shelves that go all the way up instead of buying several waist-high shelves that you have to arrange horizontally. However, do not go overboard. In other words, such shelves should not cover more than one wall in a room.
Overall, it can be quite difficult to strike the right balance between decluttering your small space and utilizing its full potential. If you have no idea how to start organizing your living space, consult a professional organizer to help you formulate and implement some few ideas. After this, you can start devising other decorating and organizing ideas that can work well in your space.
About the author:
Sam Moser came across the Impeccable Order website and he decided to use this service to help him with some much needed organization.