Do you live in a small apartment? Are you looking to create more space in your living room? Here’s how to make the most of small space living.
There are millions of people across the United States that live in apartments and other small living areas.
If you’re one of them, you already know it takes some creativity to make small space living work.
Fortunately, we’ve gathered some hacks for you to help you maximize every square foot you have available. Keep reading to learn more about how to live big in a small space.
You may recall that we recently dove into a minimalist lifestyle. You don’t have to embrace it completely, but you should at least do so in a small living room. Less is more when it comes to small spaces that easily become cluttered.
Carefully go through what you have and decide if you really need and want everything. If you don’t absolutely need and love something, give it a new home!
As you’re decorating, you need to consider proportions. While a medium-sized painting may work well in a normal-sized living room, in a small space, it’s going to look large and can make the space feel small.
This is particularly true of furniture. Search for smaller sofas and chairs that don’t end up looking over-sized in a tiny living room.
The easiest way to make any room feel bigger is to add light. There are a few ways to do this:
- Use white and light colors
- Keep windows uncovered
- Put in a skylight
- Add more lights
You can also use mirrors in your decorating. If you place a reflective surface across from a window, it’ll bring in a lot of light and will make it seem like you have another window!
Use the Walls
One of the best ways to save space is to go vertical and avoid unnecessary furniture. An easy way to incorporate this is when it comes to TV installation. Use a wall mount rather than a bulky entertainment center.
You can also add floating shelves to store everything from books to craft supplies. Go up as high as you can to use as much of your wall as possible.
Why have a piece of furniture that only serves one purpose when it can serve two? Imagine having storage areas for extra books under your couch cushions. Then you wouldn’t need a space-hogging bookshelf.
Coffee tables are another piece of furniture that can do far more than provide a place to keep the remote. Consider getting a truck or a two-tiered coffee table so you can use it for storage, as well.
When you have the ability to wheel something from your living room into a closet or another room, it only takes a few seconds to open up a small space. This is great to do with small tables that you’re not going to use all the time.
Want More Tips for Small Space Living?
Now you know a few of my favorite ways to organize small space living so it doesn’t feel cramped. As you can see, it’s simple as long as you’re willing to put in some work and get creative.
If you want more lifestyle tips, be sure to check out the other posts on my blog. We’d love to help you restore balance in your life!