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21 Subtle Ways to Maximize Any Tiny Space

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As much as we’d love to fill our homes with furniture and decor, we have to face it: sometimes there just isn’t the space. Luckily, there are ways to make a living space feel larger than it is. Follow our space-saving tips so you can maximize your square footage and still decorate to your heart’s content.

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  • Hang curtains closer to the ceiling than the top of the window frame. This emphasizes the height of the room, providing an illusion of a larger and taller room.
  • Add wall lights — they don’t take up space on tables or floors while still illuminating the space.

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  • Stick to calm and even-toned colors, as they help the room feel more spacious.
  • On the flipside, wallpaper can also help expand a room. Horizontal stripes will make a room seem wider, while vertical stripes will make a room look taller. Plus, it lets you express yourself when the furniture can only do so much.
  • Decorate with mirrors. They’ll make the room feel larger and brighter.

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  • Chances are you don’t have much space for movement. Try to avoid large, cushy sofas that reduce walking space.
  • Use rugs to define zones within a space.

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  • Nowhere to put floor lamps? Space-saving sconces are perfect for bedside reading.
  • Take advantage of ottomans. They can work as mini tables and additional seating.
  • Keep night stands simple. The small size will discourage clutter, and if they have drawers, they can help hide potential clutter. 

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  • Tight on kitchen and dining space? Utilize counter space or invest in a bar top.
  • If you have an awkward corner by a window, don’t waste the space. A banquette is perfect for making the room more welcoming while also giving you an opportunity to display more patterns and textures.
  • Create sitting areas under windows to utilize natural light and create warmth.
  • Use a day bed — they take up less space and can function as a sofa.

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  • Utilize the space beneath the bed. Drawers can provide extra organization space and hide unnecessary clutter.
  • Take advantage of the floor space in your closet. It’s the perfect location for shoe shelves.

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  • Store hats, scarves, and more in an over-the-door closet organizer.
  • A closet hanging organizer makes use of underutilized space and grants extra storage space.
  • No space for a bookshelf? Stack books vertically — you’ll even give yourself a bit of shelf space.
  • Consider floating shelves — like wall lights, they add storage space without requiring table or floor space.
  • Make use of empty walls with hanging wall organizers. Even if you don’t need to store things, they can act as decoration!

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