4 Tips to Maximize a Smaller Space

When space is at a premium, it can be difficult to maximize the use of every inch. This is especially true for small homes or apartments, where you want to feel relaxed and at home but doesn’t have a lot of room to work with. By making smart decisions during your design and decorating process, you can figure out how to make the most of your space. Here are some tips to maximize a smaller space so that you can feel like you’re living in a much larger environment.

Clear Your Clutter

Clutter and mess can make a small space feel even smaller. To maximize a smaller space, it’s important to make sure that there’s enough storage.

This means getting rid of all the things that you don’t use or that you don’t need.

  • If you don’t have enough space to have everything you want, then figure out what you want most and make it happen
  • If you have many small things that you need to store, you should consider getting a cabinet that has drawers for storing your things.
  • Use cabinets to store your things and keep them out of sight. Mirrors also provide extra storage space. Hang a mirror on the side of a cabinet or a door and use it to store things behind it.
  • Organizing your closet is a great way to give yourself more space. If you have too many hanging clothes, look at storing some of them in large plastic containers. It’s also important to get rid of any clothes that you don’t wear anymore.
4 Tips to Maximize a Smaller Space
A cluttered area

Use Sidetables

As much as it’s tempting to use your coffee table for storage, don’t. Use side tables instead, like this one from Royal Palace. It’s not only a great place to put books, but also functional and pretty.

4 Tips to Maximize a Smaller Space
A side table. Image credits: Royal Palace

Side tables are perfect for small spaces. They serve as a great way to maximize a small space by allowing you to store things in them. You can use them to store books, magazines, and even your laptop.

Use Illusions

Use visual illusions to make a small room appear larger. This is a great way to trick your eyes into thinking the room is bigger than it really is. For example, you can use mirrors to make a room appear larger, or hang artwork at eye level.

  • Add mirrors to make the space feel larger.
  •  Paint the ceiling a light color to make a room look higher.
  • Use high-sheen surfaces to reflect light and brighten a room.
  • Consider adding a chandelier to an otherwise boring ceiling.


Minimalism is the art of editing out the unnecessary to make room for the meaningful.

The ultimate goal of minimalism is to have as few possessions as possible, but that’s not the only goal of minimalism. Minimalist living is about having less so that your life can be simpler and more peaceful.

  • Evaluate the things you already own and decide what you really need.
  • Be ruthless when you declutter.
  • Think about how you can use one item in more than one way.
  • Be willing to admit when it’s time to retire a piece of furniture.


I hope you enjoyed our tips to maximize a smaller space. I may have only covered a few different areas of the home, but there are plenty of other things to consider when trying to maximize a smaller space. What areas of the home do you struggle with when trying to fit everything in?

Let me know in the comment section.


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