Home: More for Less - Saving Space in Your Home
Updated: Oct 9
Do you ever dream about living in a sprawling mansion with loads of space and rooms?
The reality is that, like me, you probably don’t and live somewhere a lot more modest. The problem with that is that you might not have quite as much space as you might like.
If you live in a big city, chances are that space comes at a premium and you need to make the most of the space that you have until you can manifest that dream home.
Getting the most out of your limited space can take creativity and ingenuity. There are ways and means of living in more confined spaces without having to cram everything in and live in clutter.
So, how you can make more out of the living space that you have in your home?
Space Saving Storage Solutions
One problem you might face when it comes to living in a smaller home is that you won’t have a lot of space in which to store all of your belongings. Throughout our life, we accumulate quite a lot and we barely even stop and think about just how much we own. You might not even notice quite how much until it comes to moving or downsizing to a smaller home. Parting with your possessions is one solution, however, it may not be the ideal option. A longer-term solution to dealing with storage space may be a better option.
By the time you fill your home with beds, sofas, tables, and so on, you may not have a great deal of space for cupboards and shelves. You should think about having wall units fitted wherever possible. Mirrored Bathroom cabinets are useful too because they serve a dual purpose. Mirrors also help to provide the illusion of space. This can help a small space feel larger.
Try looking for new furniture at KC Sofas that has foldaway recliners, under storage, or that fits the size and shape of your room better.
Built-in wardrobes and units for living rooms and bedrooms will offer floor-to-ceiling storage that will come in very useful. You can have sliding doors which again save on space opening out and hides your items away making your home appear less cluttered.
Use Light Walls To Create Space
Darker walls will feel claustrophobic. Pick a lighter shade to paint your room as it will create a sense of space. If possible, use as much white as you can and allow for natural light to flow into the room.
You’ll want as many sources of light for your home as you can possibly find. Avoid uplighting as this will create a shadow underneath which will make matters worse. Using mirrors on your wall will also help as this will reflect the light and make the room appear brighter.