Once I moved to LA – I had to learn to make due with the space that I have and to be efficient with what I’ve got. When you move to a larger city, you get way less bang for your buck so you have to keep that in mind. I know i’m not the only one who has ran into that problem – so check out my tips on how to make the best of a tight situation.
- Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors! Using mirrors in a small space adds the illusion and feel of a larger room. Don’t go overboard – 2 is more than enough in a small room. You can even try using mirrored pieces for a similar effect.
- Don’t be afraid to use wall space – having things on the wall is a convenient way to save space. Instead of buying a large bookshelf to take up space, try using shelves that you simply hang on the wall. Check out ikea for some great cost efficient options. My particular favorite is the HEMNES, you can store books in the individual slots and put little things on the top shelf.
- Use Convertible Furniture – one of my best purchases was a daybed that doubles as a couch. I wanted my space to be used for multiple purposes and this turned out to be really convenient. Daybeds are great for a single person in a small space. I spiced my daybed up a bit with some pillows and a gorgeous comforter. The great thing is with mattress and bed frame I only spent about $600.00 and it’s a good sturdy piece I copped from Wayfair that should last me quite some time and probably for my guest room in the future.
- Bring some life into your space! – There’s nothing more refreshing that adding a little life to your room with some plants! I’m not the best “plant nurturer’ so to speak but I absolutely love succulents and they are low maintenance.
- If there are any do not’s with decorating a small space, don’t use dark colors. Dark colors will typically make you feel closed in and drab – try to keep on the lighter side 🙂
That’s pretty much it! By following these small steps you could turn a crammed 450 square space unit and make it into your dream home… maybe not quite ‘dream home’ but least get comfy while you’re there 🙂
What are some of your favorite tricks for designing in a small space? Share your thoughts below!