*This is a collaborative post with Make My Blinds
I grew up in an old small miner’s cottage, which I’ve been helping to renovate with my mum. It’s made me appreciate the light and larger ceilings and windows in my own new home. Small houses are quaint but can feel claustrophobic and dark. Lacking in space can be hard when it comes to storage, but there are many solutions available to help you turn your small space into a useful, well organised and bigger home.
So I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks I’ve learned on the way, on how you can have a bigger, lighter feeling home space.
Lighten up the walls
Paint your walls white. White walls make the room appear larger, brighter and spacious. You can get made to measure blinds in lighter colours to go on the windows. Perfect for smaller windows, without curtains taking up space.
Storage space is limited in small houses, so you may prefer to hire a specialist who could design and build bespoke tailor made storage and furniture to your home. Shelves built into alcoves is one great idea.
Fold out furniture, or extending furniture is another idea that helps to save space when it’s not in use. We have a huge dining table that extends for family get togethers, then goes back to seating the four of us for day to day living.
Glass furniture like coffee tables, let the light through and make your space seem lighter and more airy.
Why not hang your plants inside, instead of having them take up room on your shelves or floor space.
How to make the most of your small house space
So we have the interior design ideas above for small houses, but how can you make the most of the space you have?
Here are a few tips to help:
- Declutter – Don’t be a hoarder. Keep your space clutter free and tidy regular.
- Separate rooms into zones – Have different spaces for different uses. As an example – the living area and dining area separate but in the same room.
- Get items off the floor – Use standing vertical shelves to store toys, etc instead of chests on the floor.
- Choose wisely what comes into your home – think, do I really need this?
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found these ideas useful.
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