Older homes have a lot of character and charm but tend to lack any extra space. If you are a tiny homeowner, you may be currently struggling to find extra space in your home. Before you get frustrated with the lack of storage, we have five tips that small homeowners should use.
Decor Tips & Tricks for a Small House:
- Do not misuse the wall space. Wall space is extremely valuable in a tiny space. Wherever you do not have extra storage, you should consider using the walls. They can be a vital asset for you to use, but some homeowners will misuse their wall space. They will hang bulky artwork and decorative pieces instead of focusing on storage. Before you hang anything on your walls, you want to make sure that you have enough storage in the room. If you come to realize that there is not enough space, you will want to begin using shelves and cabinets that can attach to your walls.
- Double the room’s purpose. When you are short on space, there are no rules. The living room is not just the living room anymore, but it can also be a combined dining room and office. It may sound crazy at first, but with minor furniture additions, you can double a room’s purpose in the blink of an eye!
- Opt out bulky furniture. Furniture can actually be a giant reason on why you are struggling for space. Instead of buying bulky furniture, try to find slim, small furniture pieces that work well in your room. You may even consider getting rid of your end tables and replacing them with a wall table that is slim and collapsible. The options are truly endless for petite furniture items.
- Elongate the space. Mirrors can be one of the most stylish and versatile decor pieces for homes. We love mirrors because they add depth and style to a room. You will want to add this “depth” into your small space to help open it up. Adding a mirror into each of your rooms will help decorate and open up your entire home.
- Purge where you can. If you followed all of the steps above and you are still struggling, you will need to purge. Purging your belongings can be a difficult concept for homeowners. You clearly cherish everything you own and bought it for a specific purpose. But realistically, how often do you use most of the stuff you are keeping? If you do not use it every day, once a week, even once a month, it is probably not that valuable to you. Now we are not saying to throw away your great grandmother’s china. But try to go through your house and declutter wherever you can.
Do you have any tips that you would like to share with other readers? We would love to hear from you in the comment section!