Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Small Space Living

No matter the size, we know the space of your dreams is within reach. But we also know that achieving the function and free spirit vibes you’ve been chasing may seem a little hard to pin down when the square space isn’t something you’re used to. When it comes to small spaces, you may feel overwhelmed when you think about where everything will fit or how you’ll be able to create both a public and private aura in the same area. Well, you can push the agitation aside when you keep in mind the following design tips that will magnify the potential of your compact living arrangement.

Double Duty

Don’t limit pieces or spaces to one use. Double up on the ways that you use any given spot of your cozy home. There are numerous ways to pull this off, many of which don’t involve a genius architect and contractor. For example, start with a daybed. When you’re not sleeping, you can use this versatile frame as a sofa for yourself and your guests instead of adding a clunky couch to your room. Keep in mind that you can also use a desk as both a vanity nook and a workstation.


Use Every Corner

Whether you’re in a tiny home or small studio apartment, it’s important to get the most out of every nook and cranny of your space. This means utilizing spaces of your home you might initially glance over or feel intimidated by, such as vertical storage or corners. Bookshelves are wonderful answers to covering “problem” areas, but they aren’t your only option. You can also find other types of furniture that will help you maximize the outer edges of your room, such as a corner TV stand, desk, or lofted bed. Below is a picture of our industrial corner desk.


Keep It Compact

Find pieces that literally fit your space. A huge sectional may look amazing to spread out on but if you can’t get it through the door it doesn’t belong in your home. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style or function. Pieces like nesting tables or compact sized coffee tables will not only fit in your cozy home, but they will also add extra flair and storage.   


We’ve found that from small spaces emerge a ton of design greatness and we hope these hacks will help you get the most out of your corner of the world! For more tips, check out our blog post on how to make a small room look bigger.