Whether you have a studio, one-bedroom apartment, townhouse, or dorm room, it can be tricky to make a small space feel large and open. In tight spaces, efficiency is key. Fortunately, you can easily transform your space to make it appear roomier than it actually is with these tips and tricks. Here’s what you can do to the make most out of your living situation when you’re short on space.

Utilize the Space You Have

Space-saving and multifunctional furniture is a lifesaver when you’re faced with decorating a small space. First, select furniture that can double as storage. Here are some ideas of types of space-saving furniture you can look for:

  • Sofa with a pull-out bed for guests
  • Storage ottomans
  • Murphy bed to tuck into the wall when you’re not sleeping
  • Wall mount ironing boards
  • Extendable drop-leaf tables
  • Any type of stackable furniture

Multifunctional pieces help you make the most of your space.

Make Your Small Space Look Larger

Just because your place is small, doesn’t mean it has to look that way. Check out these design hacks to make your place feel bigger than it is.

1. Opt for light colors.

Because of the way light and neutral colors reflect light, your area will look brighter and larger. Beige, white, and light gray are all great options.

2. Take advantage of all the natural light your space allows.

Natural light breathes opening into a room. Don’t hide it behind heavy drapes. Exposed windows are ideal, but if you need curtains, opt for light, airy, or even sheer ones that don’t reach the floor.

3. Fight clutter.

You don’t have to have any interior design experience for this one. Clutter makes your area look small and cramped, while a tidy space appears open and brighter. A clean floor and clear surfaces are pleasing to the eye.

4. Hang mirrors.

Mirrors open your space and make it look like you have twice the amount of room than you actually do. They’re the ideal optical illusions for a small space.

5. Make use of your vertical wall space.

Instead of using a bookcase that takes up valuable floor space, consider hanging some floating shelves for books, picture frames, and other items you’d like to display.

Moving in Houston?

If you are planning a move in the Greater Houston area, Ameritex can help — no matter how large or small your place is. We can handle moves of any scale. We believe in making every move stress-free, which is why we make it easy for you to get a quick and complimentary moving quote. Just fill out the form above or give our customer service team a ring at 713.484.6683.