Arranging furniture and finding adequate storage in small spaces can be tricky. It can be even trickier to find solutions that don’t compromise the functionality of each room or work against your preferred aesthetic.
But with a little imagination, every space – no matter how small – can become a haven.
Here is a roundup of some of the most imaginative interior design solutions for small spaces. With these creative ideas, your small space can become a wonderfully warm, inviting and practical place to live in.
Look to the skies
Turn a one-storey house into a multi-level home by looking upwards. Save valuable floor space by building a double bed into the rafters to create your cosy nest.
Defining areas of your one-bed-studio flat into bedroom, living space, and kitchen is a fantastic way to make a small space feel more functional. Yet building walls is a sure-fire way to go from small, to cramped.
Keep the space open and airy with the strategic use of dividers. Large bookcases are a great way to get the look, and add storage space to your home.
Source: Apartment Therapy
Let the light in
Many small homes suffer from lack of light, especially in converted terraced houses, or purpose-built flats. Keep the light flowing through your home with interior walls made of glass.
If you need a bit more privacy, hang an interior curtain that can be pulled back during the daylight hours.
Fold it out
The heart of the house, the kitchen is one of the most sociable spaces in the home and needs to be functional. Save on space without compromising on eating together with a stylish fold-away kitchen table.
Steps as storage
This sleek storage solution opens up an often overlooked area in the house – the stairs.
Under the bed
Add storage into your bedroom by creating a platform bed. Raise the bed as high as your ceilings will allow and free up square feet typically taken up by cumbersome wardrobes.
Find out how to create your own platform bed here.
Double up on space
Need space to both hang and fold your clothes? Add a hanging rail above a chest of drawers to double up the amount of storage your small bedroom can offer.
If you yearn for wide open spaces, take your inspiration from this Manhattan apartment.
Keep your bed folded away to keep your living room open and light by day, then fold out to transform the space into a stylish bedroom by night.
For the ultimate in multi-functional living in a tiny home, you can’t beat the lego house of Barcelona. The miniscule 24-square-metre, former pigeon loft offers one room with multiple uses at the touch of a button (or two).