5 Simple Small Space Solutions

We can’t explain how frustrated we get when people neglect their rooms because of the "We have no space!" excuse. More than anything, designing these interiors are so much more exciting for us. Researching and finding creative ways to make these spaces functional and beautiful is only half the fun. Here's a look at five solutions and tips we’ve learnt along the way.

1. Zone Your Spaces

TIP: You can create zones using rugs to create distinct areas. (Photo: West Elm)

TIP: You can create zones using rugs to create distinct areas. (Photo: West Elm)

Use colours to separate areas - contrasting colours do a great job in achieving this. Zoning areas are especially useful when putting up extra walls or dividing furniture aren't really an option. You'll be surprised but dark colours work equally as well as white to make a room seem larger than it is. Though adding a good amount of white furniture and and soft furnishings will balance the entire look.

2. Re-Use Materials and Fixtures

TIP: Shelves can also be replaced as walls, large ones on wheels are practical for storage and will filter light through your space. (Photo: Cult Furniture) 

TIP: Shelves can also be replaced as walls, large ones on wheels are practical for storage and will filter light through your space. (Photo: Cult Furniture) 

Built-in spaces or secondary rooms within a room are an effective way to create space because they can become part of the main area, and not something that takes up valuable space. Repurposing a cupboard or walk-in storage room by taking out the doors could serve as a perfect office unit. Adding shelves and lights, could also provide a lot of functionality and reduce clutter.

3. Be Adventurous With The Wardrobe

TIP: Use open clothing racks are really on trend in a range of metals, if you do this, to avoid your clothes fading, make sure its not close to a window! (Photo: MyCyfi.com)

TIP: Use open clothing racks are really on trend in a range of metals, if you do this, to avoid your clothes fading, make sure its not close to a window! (Photo: MyCyfi.com)

Now, who wouldn’t love a walk-in closet? This is surprisingly easy to achieve and no doors or walls are needed. Just push your bed out slightly and hang up curtains, add your shelves and there you have it - now that’s a Pinterest worthy bedroom!

4. Elevate Your Bed

TIP: A bed on a raised platform can also add storage to a small space. (Photo: Fantastic Frank Design)

TIP: A bed on a raised platform can also add storage to a small space. (Photo: Fantastic Frank Design)

If you have a small but tall space, why not create an extra level or two? This also acts as a sanctuary for peace and privacy in such a small space. It may also sound expensive, but if you’re saving everywhere else, carrying out this build won’t seem like much and perhaps cheaper to commission as there are many good craftsmen skilled in this type of work. A mini loft will serve as a practical and beautiful addition to your space - well worth the spend!

5. Use Multipurpose Furniture

TIP: Use multipurpose furniture to make the most of your space and make it as functional as possible. (Photo: Resource Furniture)

TIP: Use multipurpose furniture to make the most of your space and make it as functional as possible. (Photo: Resource Furniture)

This is probably a given, but still a very important rule in making the most out of your spaces. You want to keep furniture simple, easy-to-move or fold away, and versatile. Consider buying furniture that can be used in more ways than one and avoid furniture you’ll end up getting rid of that makes your room look busy and cramped. This cleverly designed Murphy Bed folds up against the wall and doubles up as a work space, so you can sleep by night and work by day!

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