How to Create More Space in a Small Room

by Darryl Land on February 4, 2013

Although living in a small home can be challenging, it’s absolutely not impossible! There are a lot of things you can do to create more space. The best part about all of these things is that you can adjust them so that they are just how you would like.

Paint
One of the least expensive and easiest ways to make a small place appear large is with the use of bright paint. Paint your ceilings bright white and all your walls a light colored off white. This will give your room the appearance of being larger than it actually is.

Good use of small spaceStorage
Storage is absolutely essential when it comes to creating more space in a small room. One of the best ways to create storage is by doing it in areas where you don’t expect. For example, if you have an ottoman or bench in the room, cut out the middle! Better yet, there are a lot of different storage pieces of furniture that you can purchase. These are affordable and made for homes that are space-challenged.

Shelves
Another creative way to expand a room without any construction is by utilizing shelves. This isn’t done in the way you may be anticipating, though. First you will take a built shelf and put it on its side. If the shelving unit has wide sides that will be even better. Now you can put this up against a wall and use it as both a bench for extra seating as well as storage for just about anything! You can even add doors to the front if you want to hide all of the things you are storing.

Under Bed Dresser
If you have a dresser or other large pieces of furniture that you just can’t work with, grab some bed shelves! These can easily be put underneath most beds so that you can store whatever you need in a sleek and unique way. The best part about this is that you don’t even have to build anything. In fact, you may be able to use your dresser drawers underneath your bed, but this depends on their size.

Room Efficiency
Making any room more efficient can mean having more space without creating clutter. For example, in your bathroom you could put hooks inside of your cabinet doors to hold curling irons, blow dryers and straightening irons. Another example is having magnets underneath your cabinets in your kitchen. These can be used with shot glasses, spices or anything else that you glue magnets to!

These are just a few of the ways to create a lot more space, even in a tiny room. You can try these techniques in any room from your bedroom to your office.

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