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18 clever tricks to avoid wasting space in your home

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When it comes to small houses and flats, we all know the importance of getting clever with our limited legroom. Fortunately, it is not up to you to come forth with any cutting-edge ideas to help solve the problem of small space, as clever interior designers and architects that have come before us have comfortably paved the way for us and you.

And today we are sharing some of those findings with you! Whether it’s your choice of paint colours, interior doors, or storage ideas, we have searched high and low to find some of the best tricks to squeeze out every last bit of space in a small home (without sacrificing any of the style and visual aesthetics, of course).

Let’s see which ones could work best for you and your home…

1. Go with beige tones to keep your space feeling light, airy and open.

2. Mirrors can instantly double up on visual space.

Mirror by Madame Ant Minimalist

3. Heavy drapes can drown out that much-needed sunlight. We recommend thin curtains or blinds to make that room feel far larger.

classic  by Plantation Shutters Ltd, Classic
Plantation Shutters Ltd

Cafe Style Shutters for Bay Windows

Plantation Shutters Ltd

4. Search for storage solutions that won’t take up too much space.

5. Ceiling beams (even painted ones) can make your ceiling become a star focal point.

A cottage of two halves Country style bedroom by Forest Eyes Photography Country
Forest Eyes Photography

A cottage of two halves

Forest Eyes Photography

6. Floor-to-ceiling shelves are ideal, as they make use of vertical space while offering storage solutions.

Storage Modern living room by homify Modern



7. Re-use any outdoor space as an extra room, like turning a terrace into a bar.

Coeur D'Alene Residence by Uptic Studios Modern
Uptic Studios

Coeur D'Alene Residence

Uptic Studios

8. Open-plan layouts will help your spaces feel much bigger – thus, remove those walls if you can!

Open Plan Lounge Modern living room by Collective Works Modern
Collective Works

Open Plan Lounge

Collective Works

9. Under-the-stairs storage spaces are heaven-sent – don’t neglect them.

10. If a loft space is possible, then go for it. Just imagine your own personal art studio at home!

Minimalistic Interior spaces ---Living room interiors by Preetham Interior Designer Minimalist
Preetham  Interior Designer

Minimalistic Interior spaces ---Living room interiors

Preetham Interior Designer

11. Replace solid walls with glazed panels to add visual space and keep the light flowing.

12. Likewise, sliding doors are also much better at helping with a flowing layout than walls.

13. Ever thought of hanging curtains in the middle of a room to divide up the space?

14. Open-fronted shelves offer a more relaxed and approachable storage solution when it comes to small kitchens.

15. Let in as much natural light as you can, as it helps to expand the space. We recommend: a skylight!

17. Low furniture is another genius solution for small homes, tricking the eye into focusing on a room’s height instead of the limited floor space.

18. Double-duty pieces, like a bed with built-in storage, are sneaky and stylish solutions for smaller homes.

modern  by My Italian Living, Modern Wood Wood effect
My Italian Living

'Adam' wooden bed with storage by Mobilstella

My Italian Living

To free up even more space, we are going to be sharing with you 12 Clever Ideas For Storage – check it out!

Which of these tips will you be trying out in your small space(s) back home?
Modern houses by Casas inHAUS Modern

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