Maximise Any Tiny Home with These 7 Space-Saving Loft Ideas
A huge, expansive home has literally 'room' to grow and work around however you see fit, but with small abodes, it's all about thinking smart and maximising every inch you've got.
While most of us will probably focus on finding out how to make the most of our limited floor area, we tend to overlook one thing - our walls and ceilings! That's right, it's time to look up, and (if possible) consider a multi-functional loft to create additional space, when there's none! Here, we check out 7 compact loft spaces that nail the space-maximising look right:
1. Visually expand the size of your compact loft by utilising light, neutral hues. Opt for brighter floors, walls and furniture to imbue your home with a sense of open spaciousness. This lovely loft balances brazen white with textured light grey walls for a larger appearance. Take note of how even lighting and unobstructed natural light streams enter and play off sunnier tones for an airy appeal.
Interior Designer: monoo interior
2. Walk-in wardrobe dreams can come true even when lacking space in the bedroom. This cleverly crafted walk-in wardrobe doesn’t appear to take up much visual or literal space, while still providing plenty of closet room! The natural hued wardrobe door gels as a back wall and doesn’t stand out. Also, do check out how the use of reflective surfaces and warmer tones create and magnify the illusion of space!
Interior Designer: RAZ Interiors
3. Petite spaces crave crafty design and smart carpentry; this tiny guest bedroom is a shining example of how one should look when these two design elements come together! With a comfy bed built into a corner (plus an overhead compartment for additional storage), more space is freed. Also, by making use of the angled layout, a mid-size work desk and cubby section was able to fit perfectly!
Interior Designer: MNOP Design
4. There’s no reason to sacrifice décor style even if you are dealing with diminutive spaces. This attention-grabbing bedroom features a 'bird-nest' - a floating bed frame that not only doubles a sleeping area, but also opens up the space below for another bed and a closet. A perfect solution if you have two playful kids - or just one that likes his/her friends in for a sleepover.
Interior Designer: RAZ Interiors
5. This incredible 250 sq. ft. loft has been impeccably designed to appear much larger than it actually is. With plenty of smart storage solutions as well as masterful layout planning and clean-line, modest-size furniture; this small house is transformed into a practical home. Other designer tricks in play to visually expand roominess include warm colours, natural materials and even lighting.
Interior Designer: Rome Design
6. At slightly under 700 sq. ft. this home isn’t the smallest on the list but it does incredibly well to maximise space in all areas of the home, with tons of style! Case in point? The master bedroom, which features an elevated loft bed-frame that works as a mini walk-in wardrobe below. Glass edges and lighted stairs give it a sleek, modern look, but most importantly, it's packed to the brim with tons of built-in storage.
Interior Designer: Shine Interior Design
7. This sweet child’s bedroom is peaceful, playful and practical all at the same time, thanks to gentle blue-and-white tones as well as creative carpentry. To maximise space, a small bed is fitted into the corner and equipped with a small wardrobe plus extra shelving built in to dead space. There’s also plenty of natural light and a whimsical bedroom ladder that add to its light-hearted charms.