Figuring out how to accommodate all your essentials in a small space can be a bit challenging. With a small dose of creative thinking and modern innovative solutions, you might just be surprised by the transformation you can achieve. A lack of space should never be a hindrance to achieving the home you aspire to have.
Here are a few great space-saving ideas and solutions to make the most of your space and ensure that they are appealing as they are clever in design.
1. Maximize space with a pull-out sofa bed
If you’re looking for a way to maximize your space, using a pull-out sofa bed is a great option. A pull-out sofa bed is just one of the many types of sofa beds you can easily add to any room in your home—the living room, the home office, or even a guest bedroom. Sofa beds come in a different variety of styles and shapes. With the range of options available, first consider how the piece will fit into your chosen area that is appropriate both for aesthetic purposes and functional use.
Just as important as the sofa size and style preferences, one of the most important factors when choosing a new sofa bed is comfort. It will not only serve an everyday function, but it will come in handy when friends and guests come over and stay.
Lastly, when choosing the best fit for a pull-out sofa bed, don’t forget to take into account the other furniture in your home that will share the space anywhere you place it. A pull-out bed may be a little bit more expensive than a traditional sofa, but they are worth the investment once you have a functional piece in your place that doubles as a sofa and a bed.
2. Create a smart hideaway storage
Gone are the days of exclusively using large plastic bins and bulky storage bags for storage solutions. Today, you’ll be surprised at the many creative space-making solutions you have at your disposal. Here’s a few:
- Staircase Storage
Don’t let the spaces and nooks under your stairs go unused. Staircase storage is one of the many ingenious solutions to optimize your home storage capacity. If you haven’t given it any thought yet, you’ll be surprised by the number of possibilities your staircase has to offer that will help declutter and create functionality in an unused space.
One smart storage solution are built-in drawer walls. You can use these drawers to store kids’ toys or stash items like table linens or any home supplies. Building custom-sized drawers is not only functional but also adds aesthetic value to your home.
The area below your stairs can also be used as a home office or reading nook. Turn that extra space for something productive, and with this clever hack, you can skip the hassle of making rooms for these.
Lastly, you can also keep the staircase space for your beloved pets! Create a comfortable home for your pet to stay cozy and hang out.
Using the floors for storage has become a popular trend in modern homes. A hidden under-floor storage could be the perfect solution if you’re living in a small house with a lot of things needed to be hidden away.
You can build a raised floor with a hidden compartment underneath the floor. Another idea is to conceal a hidden storage space by cutting out a section of the flooring and store things under your floorboards.
No matter the size of your home, you can free up a significant amount of space with several smart floor storage solutions.
3. Invest in multi-purpose furniture
If you have a limited space in your home, you’ll need smart solutions to accommodate all your essentials and keep everything organized. Today, multi-purpose furniture is making its way into most homes especially to those who live in small apartments and houses. Not only are they making homes more spacious and comfortable, but they also look very stylish as well.
A really efficient way to maximize space in your home is to have a table you can use for different occasions. You can purchase a tabletop that has adjustable folding legs that extend to form a wonderful dining table. Easily go from having a table for your living room to unwind to hosting your own dinner party for several people!
Have you always wanted a table for a coffee and a book you can easily transfer anywhere? A side table with a functional design that can be integrated into an existing furniture could also be a great solution.
Comfort is a must in choosing chairs for your home, but what do you think of chairs that also comes with an effective built-in storage? You heard it right! If space is your big problem, you might have to make a few compromises and multi-functional chairs are a good option to invest on.
One piece that you can give a go is a chair that doubles as a comfortable seat and a bookcase. If you’re a bookworm, this is a smart and perfect choice to have a lot of space for all your favorite books inside your chair. All your reading is just an arm’s reach away.
There’s also another chair that features a built-in compartment on the exterior. With this kind of chair, you can showcase not only your favorite books and magazines but include several other things as well. Its innovative design also allows you to utilize it as a side table for a quick coffee or tea.
4. Build an indoor vertical garden
A great way to show off your green thumb while making the most of your available space is through an indoor vertical garden. An indoor vertical garden, also known as living green walls or live walls, is a very space-efficient garden grown vertically against a wall. They do not take up any floor space, that is why for this reason, they are ideal for those living in tiny spaces. There are several DIY vertical garden ideas you can try on your own. Here’s a few of them:
- Vertical Succulent Frame
Succulent plants use less water and fertilizer than most plants therefore are very efficient for vertical gardens. You can hang your succulent frame garden on a wall in your living room or set it on a shelf as an art display. Succulent wall frames make fun pieces of wall decor that would look great in your living room, kitchen, or even in your bathroom.
- Hanging Planters
Showcase your greenery with just a simple hanging planter. They are easy on budget and simple to do.
First, choose the materials you want to use to hang your plants. Among the many materials are ropes, leather, macrame cords, or thick yarns and strings. You can choose a colored or patterned string or rope to match your pots and plant holders. Try mixing up different textures and unique designs to highlight your plant babies.
If you do not have the time to build yourself your own hanging planter, there are a lot of ready-to-use handmade hangers so you can just place your potted plant in the center and hang it in your home!