Sometimes small spaces are hard to work with. Maybe you’re unsure how to organize the space for functionality or maybe you’re doubting your creativity abilities. Check out these tips for the small spaces in your home!

Less Furniture

Often times furniture can be bulky and take up a lot of floor space which makes the room feel cramped. For a home office, consider only having a chair, desk, and maybe an end table. You should be able to walk into the room without needing to side step around objects

Utilize Wall Space

Floating shelves are great alternatives to bookshelves! Not only will they draw the eyes up and give the impression of more space, but they also will create open floor space.

Find Extra Storage

Hang shelving units on the back of doors, use command strips to attach folder boxes to the side of your desk, and even put a storage box underneath your end table. Wall cabinets are also great spots for small knick knacks needed.

Less is More

Take the opportunity of using a small space as a chance to declutter. Evaluate what you absolutely need in your space and let the rest go. Donate the excess furniture, have a garage sale, simplify your life with less objects.


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