Simply put, the trend toward ‘tiny’ real estate in Toronto has become a social movement. People are choosing to downsize the space they live in, simplify, and live with less. People are embracing the tiny life philosophy and the freedom that accompanies the tiny house lifestyle.
When you live in a tiny space, fitting in everything you need is difficult. Trying to fit everything in and making it look cute is an even bigger challenge. Whether you live in a studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room, these small space design ideas will make it feel so much larger.
Expand Your Space With Mirrors
A classic design trick to make a room look and feel larger is to add a mirror. This interior design tip for small spaces can work almost anywhere in your home, regardless of the size of the mirror. Play with reflective surfaces in your living room, entryway, bedroom, or kitchen decor to add depth.
Let There Be Light
A small room can really open up with the right lighting. In addition to letting natural light shine in through the windows, use additional lighting throughout your space to bring in some additional warmth. If you don’t have the room for floor and table lamps, choose lighting options that don’t take up any prime real estate, like string lights, wall sconces, or pendant lighting.
Maximize Your Storage Space
A floor-to-ceiling fitted unit makes the most of every inch in this bedroom. It cleverly incorporates room to display treasures, shelves for books, drawers for more personal items, surfaces that act as bedside tables and reading lights. Talk about multitasking!
As far as we’re concerned, you will make the most of your space if you stick with a storage bed. Whether you slide some baskets underneath your frame or find a bed with built-in storage, this small-space hack is the perfect place to stow chunky sweaters and jeans.
Make it Multi-Functional
Regardless of your style, the most important thing to decorating a small space well is to invest in pieces that can be used for more than one thing. If space is an issue, think about investing in multi-functional furniture like a set of nesting tables that can double as a coffee table. A desk can also function as a buffet when entertaining, or even a bench can be a coffee table, extra seating.
Try placing furniture away from the walls. It’s understandable that we want to maximise the space but this can sometimes enhance rather than balance out that claustrophobic feel. So, give your furniture room to breathe by pulling it away from those walls a little and if you can group seating around a coffee table in a snug group, you’ll create a fabulous focal point, too.