Small Space Solutions
Has your home felt a little tighter since having kids? What once felt like a spacious, comfortable apartment can begin to feel pretty cosy once you have a family, and if you’re on a tight budget then upgrading to a bigger space might not be possible.
The best way to deal with this predicament is to make the most of what you’ve got. With a few easy tricks you can make even the tiniest home feel more spacious.
Having a home full of clutter can make even a reasonably sized room feel smaller than it is. Have a big spring clean as frequently as possible and get rid of anything you rarely use- you may have to be ruthless. Donate your unwanted possessions to charity or sell things on eBay- you could get some cash for your clutter.
Buy Smaller Furniture
A sofa that looks tiny in a showroom may actually be perfect for your living area. Take measurements before you shop and find smaller, more compact furniture that will suit your space. There’s no use filling half the room with excess furnishing, so get minimal.
Get Storage Solutions
Having an organized storage system can help clear your space easily. Use boxes, baskets and trunks to keep things hidden away and make sure every item has its place. Pretty, colorful baskets can make perfect storage boxes that look decorative as well as being functional. If your walls are empty, utilize the space by putting shelves up and adding hanging wall units to display objects and store your stuff.
Raise Your Bed
The space underneath your bed can be ideal for storing things without taking up precious space in your home. If your bed is too low for storage, get bed raisers and store as much as you can under there.