Having a smaller space doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the latest interior design trends! There are plenty of great trends and advice that is particularly suited for small rooms and will allow you to create spaces that you feel comfortable in.
In this short post we’ll cover some of the basics to make the most of smaller spaces in your home.
Before anything else, let’s talk storage. Anyone can benefit from good storage solutions, but for smaller spaces they become crucial. The last thing you want is having to deal with constantly trying to keep things tidy and if your rooms are on the smaller side. Your interior can quickly get overtaken by accessories, décor elements or everyday items.
Whether that’s an extra set of drawers under the bed, storage boxes to tidy everything into a cupboard or a clever wardrobe, there are a lot of possibilities. Try to think about spaces that typically get unused: under a bed, under a window, around a door, etc. You’d be surprised to see that solutions have been found to make the most of those underused spaces, which is a great win for smaller rooms that can’t have a lot of shelving or cupboards.
Rethink Your Furniture
While we’re mentioning furniture, there is also a lot you can do here. Aside from the obvious advice or steering away from clunky wardrobes and massive cupboards, furniture design has come a long way and a lot of designers have created pieces that are specifically designed with smaller spaces in mind.
If you can, try to pick furniture that can have more than one use. For example, a couch that turns into a bed, a table that can be used as a desk or stowed away, or even elements that can be used as a coffee table or extra seats when needed. Get creative and make sure you are only selecting essential elements as to not overcrowd your space.
Go Vertical When You Can
Traditionally, all furniture and elements get placed around a room, taking up a lot of floor space. But if your rooms are smaller and you need to maximise the space that you have, thinking vertically is a great way to make the most of it. For example, wall desks, cabinets and shelving can be a great way to add some storage while keeping some floor space free and making the room feel taller.
And it’s not just about furniture! Think about other elements that could be taking a lot of space, like radiators. Nowadays you can find vertical models which are ideal for smaller spaces as it leaves more wall space to hang storage or simply doesn’t take a lot of the wall so you can place furniture more freely. You will find some great examples here: https://www.traderadiators.com/radiators/vertical-designer-radiators.
Small spaces can seem like a challenge but with the right planning they can really feel like cozy little spaces you’ll feel great about! For more ideas and inspiration, check out the interior design and rooms ideas sections of our blog.