It probably seems like an impossible task to keep your tiny house clean and organized. However, you don’t have to resort to throwing everything away and starting over from scratch. Sometimes all you need is a plan to simplify your belongings and breathe new life into the small space. Employing any of the following easy design tips will set you on the right path to reclaiming your room again and making the most of it. Don’t worry if you have a limited amount of square footage these days — with kids doing virtual school and parents having at-home offices, you can design your small space in many ways to amplify the area. Check out these awesome ideas for your home today.
Use the walls.
Use the walls to hang things, display things and store things. Hang a piece of art on one wall. Wallpaper that’s faded or peeling can be repurposed as a border for an area rug or even used to create furniture accents such as tables and chairs. If you’re looking for extra storage space in your small home, consider creating an office in one corner of your living room or dining room instead of cramming everything into one large area (like I did) where it feels like there is no space at all! This can really help keep clutter at bay by allowing each person who lives there their own personal workstation away from others’.
Get the right storage.
- Get the right storage.
- Accessible, but hidden: Your storage spaces should be easy to clean and access, but they should also look nice when you walk by them.
- Easy to clean: You want your home to be as immaculate as possible so that no one will complain about a mess or clutter in their space. If you don’t have enough time or energy for this task yourself (and we all have days like that), hire someone else who can take care of it for you!
Don’t be afraid of open shelves.
Open shelves are a great way to display items. They can be used to create an organized space that looks good, and they’re more space efficient than closed storage systems.
Open shelving is also great because you can use it to display items of different sizes and colors, as well as shapes (like round or square).
Keep furniture small and light.
Small spaces are not only limited in size, but also in space. To make the most of your small space and make it feel larger, follow these tips:
- Keep furniture small and light. This will help you get the maximum amount of use out of each inch of wall space. It’s also important to keep things simple so that you aren’t distracted by unnecessary details or clutter (which can take up valuable real estate).
- Use mirrors to make a room look bigger even when it isn’t! Mirrors are great because they help create an illusion that your home is bigger than it actually is—and all without sacrificing comfort or style! Just take advantage of this amazing feature by placing one above a bedside table so guests have access when getting ready in their mornings before heading out for work/school/whatever else it might be that weekdays entail for our busy lives today.”
Clutter is a big problem for small spaces. Not only does it make a room feel smaller, but it can also be a safety hazard.
- If you have children, clutter could be dangerous if they put something in their mouths and choke on it.
- Clutter can also make it harder to find things if you’re looking for them in your home or office space—and that’s especially true when you have very few shelves or drawers available to store items in!
In a small space, one piece of furniture can serve multiple purposes.
- In a small space, one piece of furniture can serve multiple purposes. A coffee table is great for eating meals and working on projects, but it also makes an excellent makeshift desk when you don’t have enough room for an actual desk. If you’re short on closet space and need more shelves in your bedroom, consider using the bottom portion of an old bookcase as a hanging rack for clothes or other items that are kept out of sight (like shoes).
- You don’t have to sacrifice style with these storage solutions—just make sure they’re functional! For example: Instead of hiding away all those books under piles at the end of your bedside table because there’s nowhere else to put them… why not turn them into display cases? They’ll look much better up close than they do from across the room where people won’t see how many titles get buried beneath piles upon piles upon piles until finally, someone reaches out their hand only to find nothing but empty air where once there was something substantial lying down low enough so as not interfere with anyone else’s viewpoint while getting ready/going through their day/”
So before you buy something, think about where it will go. If you don’t have room for it or it will complicate or ruin one of your other organizational systems, it shouldn’t come home with you. Be super picky because the clutter isn’t worth it!