It can be difficult to know exactly what the best way is to organize your space when you don’t have much of it! Fear not, for there are several tricks that expand your small space into a manageable size. Utilizing just a couple of these is sure to help make your space feel like a castle.
First take a look at the space. Are the walls or the floor dark? Dark colors will close off the space, while pastel or white will open the space and encourage a feeling of airiness. Examine the floor. Has it become stained, worn or outdated? A small change in this department will make a world of difference in a small space.
When it comes to furniture, make sure that your furniture matches the scale of your space. If you purchase items that feel too big they will make your room feel stuffy. Go for smaller and lighter items. Furniture with legs that are showing will give the illusion of lightness as well. Try looking for furniture pieces that could serve two different purposes in your space. Tables on wheels can double as your night stand and your living room table.
Be sure that anywhere you can you utilize your space. That means whenever you can, have pieces of your apartment serve dual purposes. If you have an ottoman, try purchasing one with storage. If you are looking at your couch next to your mattress, it may be time to switch to a futon. Storage becomes a snap when you use different types of modular systems. These can be used to display your clothes and shoes and any other items you might want to store. Added value? It can add a deconstructed modern feel to your space. Voila, instant art!
This leads to another tip for organizing a small space. Make sure that you don’t bring clutter in. You don’t have the space for it. And keep organized—if everything has a place then it will keep your space feeling much larger so be sure to put things away after you use them. You’ll also want to be conscious of the fact that if you don’t keep it clean it will end up looking cluttered as well. So be sure to keep your space as clean as possible!
The most important thing to remember is that when you have a small space you are going to have to get creative. Find what works for the space you have and always be sure to keep your space clutter free!