If you have a smaller home, space can be a challenge, despite the charm and cosy qualities that come with a petite property.
Whether you’ve moved into a small property, or your family has grown within it, here are four tried and tested tips for helping you save some crucial space in your home for minimal effort.
Utilise Your Walls
Utilising your walls is the secret to creating storage without using up valuable floor space.
You can install shelves and cabinets for storing items like plants and photographs, removing the need for side tables or cabinets.
You can even install a folding table in your kitchen instead of featuring a permanent dining table. This will mean that you can make use of the floor space for the rest of the day for space-consuming tasks like ironing without squeezing yourself (and your ironing board!) between furniture.
You can also fit shelves around pre-existing “dead space,” like walls along staircases that would usually remain unused.
Downsize Your Furniture
You can downsize your furniture to accommodate your home size without compromising on quality or style.
For example, you can use bar stools with a breakfast bar dining area instead of dining chairs at a dining table. You can browse a unique bar stools selection from rockettstgeorge.co.uk, where you’ll find a variety of bar stools according to your home’s needs and design.
Create an Illusion of Space
By creating an illusion of space, you can introduce more light to your rooms, which will help to make your home feel bigger.
To do this, you can remove heavy curtains from windows and replace them with light blinds. You can also trade your dark walls for a paler shade of paint or lightly patterned wallpaper.
Websites like I Love Wallpaper have a huge selection of wallpaper, paint and murals to choose from that will help you to liven up your walls without compromising on light. Aim for colours like pale yellow, white, magnolia, light grey and pastels, as well as metallics like gold and silver for maximum impact.
You may also want to invest in some mirrors to create a space-saving illusion in smaller rooms. Mirrors will help to increase the reach of any natural light from windows, and give a window-like impression by reflecting the room interior.
Have a Clear-out
Sometimes clearing out your extra furniture or belongings can help you save space by simply helping you get rid of the things you no longer need.
Rather than throwing unwanted items into landfill, many charities like the British Heart Foundation will come and collect bulky items like furniture for free.
Similarly, you can also drop off bags of unwanted books or clothes in person to a high street shop, or drop your donations to a collection point for free postage.
Do you have any tips for saving space in your home? Leave your answer in the comments below!