Maximizing Space in a Small Area

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Maximizing Small Space

Whether it’s a cramped closet, a tiny dorm room, or an apartment that’s just entirely too small in general, we’ve all had to deal with spaces that seem just too paltry to serve their purpose. While it’s easy to get frustrated and just assume that there’s no way you can make the space function, you don’t need to jump to rash decisions. There are plenty of small fixes that can maximize your space in a small area. 

1. Utilize Seemingly Useless Space

Sometimes you can become so focused on how little space a room has, that you neglect to see the many opportunities for how you can use the existing space effectively. Can you hang hooks or an organizer on the back of the door? Is there space under beds or couches where you could stash storage bins? Look for ways to effectively use every inch of your small space, in order to make the most of it!

2. Find Multifunctional Pieces

If your space is small to begin with, you don’t want to stuff it full with furniture that only serves a single purpose. So, seek out pieces that serve multiple purposes that you can make full use of. There are plenty of multifunctional items out there, such as ottomans that open up to offer additional storage or a decorative dog crate that doubles as an end table. These pieces will not only free up more space, but also ensure that every single item in your home serves a purpose… or even two!

3. Create Optical Illusions

It’s difficult to physically change the size of your space. But, there are simple visual tricks you can employ to make your space appear larger. It may seem counterintuitive, but using larger furniture pieces can make a room look bigger and grander. Just make sure that you limit the amount of pieces, so that you’re not stuffing the room to the gills. Additionally, mounting curtains up closer to the ceiling makes the entire room look taller and more spacious. These tricks won’t actually make your room any larger, but they’ll help to make it look and feel less crammed!

4. Declutter

One of the worst things you can do in a small space is have it stuffed full with clutter and unnecessary pieces. In a small space, you need to streamline your stuff. So, sort through all of your belongings with a fine tooth comb to keep only the things that are truly important to you. Not only does this mean that you have less stuff to store, but it will also make your space look much larger.

There’s no doubt about it — small spaces can be tough to work with. But, that doesn’t mean they’re impossible! Put these tips into action to achieve a space that feels large and welcoming, while functioning to its fullest potential!

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a Midwest-based freelance writer and blogger who loves lending her voice to a variety of publications and organizations. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she enjoys reading, babying her rescued terrier mutt and obsessively organizing her entire home.
Kat Boogaard
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About Kat Boogaard

Kat Boogaard is a Midwest-based freelance writer and blogger who loves lending her voice to a variety of publications and organizations. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she enjoys reading, babying her rescued terrier mutt and obsessively organizing her entire home.