Living in a small apartment can feel so suffocating but by picking the right color, decorations, and appliances your small place can be a small haven. Remember, every space is important. Know the size of your place and get smart when storing things. If you exploit small spaces to the max they can feel much grander by far!

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How to take advantage of small spaces in the house

Small spaces in the house are a disadvantage, but if we think creatively, we can find ways to make such small spaces suitable for us. Learn how to get rid of items that make your home seem smaller:

When living in a small space, get rid of these 6 things:

1.Those outdated magazines, newspapers, or even coupons. Why keep them if they are already outdated?
2. Items that were given to you that you do not like. Even it was a gift, do not waste valuable space.
3. Some kitchen wares. If you are living alone, and have a small kitchen, minimize the number of utensils you are going to bring.
4. Clothes that you do not use or that do not fit you anymore. Do not keep something forever Just because it has sentimental value!
5. Broken items that are too expensive to repair. Opportunity cost, you can buy a new one at the same price.

6. Also, get rid of any extra stuff in the doorway; it can make your entrance cluttered. The entryway is the first impression of your place, avoid making a cluttered first impression.


Follow these simple 6 steps to make small spaces feel grander:

1-choose a light color palette. It will not only give additional light to your room but will also make it look wide and clean.

2-You can also use dividers for extra space, and be creative about it; imagine using a desk and a divider for example. It will give you extra storage space.

3-Organize your closet, this will make it look clean as well as provide more space. Refrain from putting things randomly in your closet and instead take the time to fold and hang everything neatly.

4-Your room decorations should look lively; think bright colors, bright colors add life to any space. Think multipurpose as well; combining cabinets with mirrors saves space. Add a little DIY to make it your way.

5-Use small tables instead of large tables. A large table does not only consumes space it also hinders traffic flow.

6-In order to help small spaces look more spacious, open your windows. This helps light to flow in the room and makes it look serene. Windows provide more than fresh air, they make a room look longer and more organized.


Tips to take advantage of small spaces in bedrooms

This is done by coordinating the elements of the room’s décor to have a great look.

  • Choose light colors for walls, floors, furniture, and curtains.
  • Put several drawers or shelves.
  • Use the space above the wardrobe and under the bed to store items we don’t need daily.

Tips for taking advantage of small spaces in the kitchen

It is known that a kitchen is a place for most appliances in addition to the storage cupboard, and the sink. If all of this comes together in a small kitchen, it will certainly be a problem. Therefore, it is recommended to hire an interior designer to take advantage of the available spaces, but if it is not possible, here are some tips that help you to take advantage of the spaces in the kitchen:

  • Get the American-style kitchen “open” to make the space more spacious.
  • Use white as the main color in the kitchen.
  • Take advantage of the vertical height, as the kitchen’s wood can be built to fit the oven or microwave above the washing machine.
  • Make shelves in the space under the sink, where you can put detergents.

Small home decorating tips

Because “Necessity is the mother of invention”, there are solutions if you live in a small space, such as:

  • Use of shelving

Vertical shelves are an important option for small houses, as you can put antiques on them, and once you rearrange items on the shelves, the decor changes easily without having to replace the shelves.

  • Use of open cabinets

The use of open cupboards, especially in small kitchens, is an ideal solution to the space problem.

  • Choose paint colors carefully

Many paint colors are suitable for small homes, such as:

Choose dark colors

It is known that light colors are suitable for tiny spaces, but this does not mean that the house does not contain any explicit colors, and to obtain consistency, dark colors must be mixed with the choice of light colors in a bigger proportion to get the required large area.

Use warm colors

The most significant of them are red and orange, which can be used in specific proportions in the living room to make a sense of warmth and welcome.

If you do not want to have white furniture or decor, you can use the off-white or light gray color, and you will get the same effect of white in the expansion of the space.

Painting the walls in two different colors

By merging them in longitudinal or transverse lines, which provides a great breadth of the place. This option can be used with one wall, while the rest of the walls are painted in one light color.

Decluttering does not mean getting rid of your belongings!


There is a difference between, “the apartment is full” and “the apartment is loaded”. The apartment is full means that although you do have a lot of stuff, they are well-organized. On the other hand, the apartment is loaded means that it is full of clutter.

Decluttering does not mean getting rid of your belongings, it just means getting rid of what you do not have a need for, aka clutter, and organizing the rest.

Organizing small houses makes them look much bigger and more inviting.

To learn more about designing small spaces see also:

Open kitchen designs: how to design an open plan house

Small flat design: How to design a friendly home for one

Tiny homes: The smallest houses in the world

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