scandinavian Bedroom by fpr Studio

12 simple tricks to make more space in your home

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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Space-saving solutions can be tricky, and even more so if your home is somewhat on the small side. And seeing as not all of us were meant to live in 10-bedroom mansions, it’s up to creative planning and clever designs to help us conjure up more interior space, whether it’s an existing room that can function as a spare bedroom or just clever additions to help out with storage.

See these 12 suggestions that are oh-so clever (if we do say so ourselves)…

1. Look for dead space that can easily be turned into storage areas, like an alcove with floating shelving.

New Toilet and storage area to main bathroom: minimalistic Bathroom by Deborah Garth Interior Design
Deborah Garth Interior Design

New Toilet and storage area to main bathroom

Deborah Garth Interior Design

2. What’s the area underneath your staircase currently being used for?

3. How about letting an entire blank wall transform into a stylish open-shelf design?

scandinavian Living room by AvoCADo

Apartament w Krakowie—salon


4. A built-in bench with open cubbies don’t take up much legroom and can dazzle just about any entryway.

5. Is your attic/loft just going to waste? Think about the functionality it can add to your interior space.

6. Who says your bed can’t be used for book storage? This is perfect for all bookworms!

scandinavian Bedroom by fpr Studio
fpr Studio

Suíte Bailarina

fpr Studio

7. Even something as simple as replacing a swinging door with a sliding one can conjure up some extra legroom.

8. Don’t have the space for a guest bedroom? A sofa bed in the living room can easily fix that problem.

modern Living room by Loaf

Cloud love seat sofa bed


9. A breakfast bar and storage / display space in one? This is simply genius!

modern Kitchen by MOB ARCHITECTS

10. There’s nothing like a good spring cleaning to rid you of unnecessary elements, including your cluttered closet.

11. This built-in seating design functions as a sleeping spot and storage unit (thanks to the open shelving).

modern Study/office by General Assembly
General Assembly

Study with Reading Nook

General Assembly

12. Never underestimate double-duty furniture pieces, like a coffee table helping out with storage.

modern Living room by Segusino Muebles Condesa
Segusino Muebles Condesa

Mesa de Centro con dos cajones

Segusino Muebles Condesa

There’s more where these came from… check out: 9 smart bedroom storage ideas.

Which of these space-saving ideas will you be trying out ASAP?
modern Houses by Casas inHAUS

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