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Small Spaces, Big Living

With the housing market price increases, many people are having to purchase less home for more money. Although it isn’t necessary to have a lot of space, it can sometimes be frustrating if you don’t have the right type of storage space and organization. Without some knowledge of how to best organize your home, even the largest home can become crowded and overwhelming. Ideas such as a corner electric fireplace, pocket doors, hanging lamps and shelves and more, will help your small space seem big and allow for entertaining.

Some Big Ideas

There are some strategic ways to have everything you need and still feel like you have room to breathe. Making use of corners, walls and space under windows and in closets are sometimes overlooked when it comes to arranging things. Some big ideas for small spaces include:

  • Fold up desks and tables that attach to the wall are highly efficient. You can take them down when you need them and then fold it up when you are done. Perfect for making space work better.
  • A corner electric fireplace, desk or bookshelf is a great space saver. These items are also a part of how you make your house look like a home, rich with warmth and welcoming.
  • Headboards with built-in bookshelves and cabinets take up less area than an actual bookshelf. Under the bed storage can prevent you from needing a dresser or chest of drawers.
  • Sofa beds have come a long way in comfort. Being able to hide your bed during the day will give you more room to live and entertain. Murphy beds are also a good option for a room that you want to make an office or studio during the day and a bedroom at night.
  • Many furniture manufacturers have started producing dual use coffee tables. Not only do these nifty pieces of furniture have storage, they also offer food trays that lift to eating height and then fold back into the table. You won’t need a kitchen table if you buy one of these!
  • Pocket doors and sliding floor to ceiling book shelves can help with keeping your small space big! Pocket doors hide in the wall when closed and only come out when you need them. Sliding book shelves can be moved to allow access to doors or windows.
  • Haning lamps or even a bedside table can provide more space. Lamps can be hung above the headboard and this leaves your bedside table free for other needed items. A hanging nightstand or end table frees up an area below it for whatever you might need – maybe an antique trunk for storage or a shoe basket.
  • Small spaces can seem larger if you choose the right way to organize and decorate. Decide what is important to you and what you need to live comfortably. This will help you use the space you do have wisely.

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