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Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

May 25, 2016
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For small homes, keeping it clean and uncluttered will make your house look spacious and tidy. You may wonder where you can keep things nicely and out of your way. Being smart on storage options is key! Get creative and optimise your space to the maximum with these storage ideas.

1. Overhead Storage

The space near the ceiling is usually left unused and gathers dust! Install built-in overhead shelves to store items that you don't use daily. Claw back valuable floor space which you can use for your active life... like laying out your yoga mats and enjoying a little home-gym workout!

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

2. Wall-to-Ceiling Storage

Go vertical and add depth to a room. For a more cohesive look, opt for the same colour palette as your main interiors.

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

3. Floating Shelves

Another clever way to store and display items without eating up precious floor space, pick quirky shevles and nice ones

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas
Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

4. Make Use Of Dead Spaces

When you have to maximise every inch of space, turn to the dead spaces you have at homes - unused spaces under stairs, and wall corners. Budget tip: DIY your own wall shelve with 2 small floating shelves that fit each side of the corner. Avid readers and collectors will love this newfound space for your book collection, photos and other decorative items.

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas
Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

5. Under Bed Storage

Improve your sleep by minimising the clutter before you snooze. Choose or customised a bed that is designed with storage under the mattress or make your own DIY bed drawers with plastic square boxes that are shorter than the bed frame. Slide them in and out when you need to.

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

6. Dual-purpose furniture

Because every inch counts, a single furniture should perform double duty. A bedhead can be used as a working desk, a bookshelf can be used as a room divider, a floating shelf can be used as a wall-attached multipurpose table, a dresser can be used as a nightstand, and dining area can share the same furniture with workspace. Foldable items are also great space-savers that instantly offer extra space when you need it.

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

7. Mirror Magic

The reflection of the mirror gives luxe illusion of larger space. Mirror wall or mirror at the length of the floor makes the room look twice the size. Try placing mirror behind the light source, it will illuminate the room and give an impression of a brighter and bigger space.

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

8. Go Light & Bright

Dark colour might not be good if you have tiny rooms. Instead, light and simple colour brightens up the area and creates the feeling of roomy, airy and wide open spaces.

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas
Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

9. Opt For Visually-Light Furniture

In a small space, last thing you need is a bulky or sturdy item. Choose furniture with exposed legs or transparent to ease the crammed feeling.

Widen Your Spaces With These 9 Smart Ideas

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