Friday, January 18, 2013

How to maximize your minimal space

There is always a way you can improve your space to better function your lifestyle. However, sometimes we can or may become use to a certain set up and be afraid of change. If this is the case I'm here to help you embrace all the possibilities change can bring to you!

If you ever heard of the phrase "change is good" then try to remember to apply this when thinking of redecorating your home and/or space. Don't get me wrong if your not comfortable or willing to be submissive to change then by owe means DO NOT paint your walls a bold orange lol, even being subtle with change is good :)

 Maximizing your space (The 5 Basics) Everyone Needs to know:

 1. Start by Decluttering: Yes you read right if you have no idea what decluttering is then just look around your home/space and think about all of things out on display, things that you maybe don't even use. These items need to be put away and/or thrown away or better yet donated to Goodwill. when you have clutter in an already small space it will just make it overwhelming to be in and almost make it look as if there is a mess when to you it may not seem so. It's also a great way to train yourself not to become a hoarder lol just kidding no but really lol. REMEMBER LESS IS MORE!

2. Avoid Bulky Furniture: Bulky furniture not only takes up a lot of space but it also makes a decent amount of space look smaller than it's true size. You want to make sure to stay away from "bulky" when investing in furniture because sooner or later it will need to be replaced due to moves and/or redecorating.

For Example: This recliner on the left is bulky try going for perhaps a nice comfy chair like the on on the right instead.


3. Multiple Use Items: These are overall great when it comes to maximizing your space. They are basically items and/or furniture that will give you storage while maintaining an esthetic appeal to your decor. 

For Example: A storage ottoman that can be used both as a coffee table, leg rest and storing things of course!

4. Use Mirrors: Mirrors give a reflection which can create an illusion of an extended amount of space that truly is not there; making it seem that it is more open and bigger than what it actually is. It also helps reflect light which can brighten up a room and create a cozy yet open atmosphere. 

For example: Do you see how this dining area appears to be bigger and the illusion it has created within the space?

5. Last but not least use glass or clear furniture pieces: Using glass or clear furniture pieces will allow you to see through the furniture acting almost as what I would consider a "magic trick" when it comes to decorating.This would typically work great in an office, bedroom and or an eat in kitchen area where the space tends to be very minimal. Below is an example of clear furniture and the illusion it can create:

So there you have it, 5 Basic everyone should know about maximizing their minimal space! I hope you have found this blog post useful & inspiring! Let me know in the comments below if I have given you any ideas or mentioned anything you were not familiar with before, I would love to know what steps you will be taking to maximize your minimal space :)


  1. Great Post! The glass furniture, I am iffy on but I have noticed that it does make the space look less cluttered

    1. Thank you, i'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm not much of a fan of lass furniture either but if I had small space to work with I would consider it lol

  2. Thanks for this great post! I'm a new follower from the Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop. I hope you can pop by my blog and follow if you like it :)

    1. I'm glad you found it to be informative Shona! Thanks for the follow will definitely be checking out your blog xo ♥