22 Space-Saving Ideas to Make Any Small Apartment Feel Cozier

4 years ago

“Home is where the heart is.” A house transforms into a home with its people, their feelings, and their togetherness. Each home speaks to the personality of its inhabitants. And who wouldn’t love their place to feel a little more spacious, bright, and homey? While a bigger home is everyone’s dream, you can make the most of your place by maximizing the available space.

Bright Side brings you some astonishing tips and ideas to make the most of your space and liven up the decor with a modern touch.

1. This bunk bed is classy and saves space.

Swap a traditional bed with this bunk bed to create that much-needed extra space in your child’s room for play or study. With a minimalistic and modern design, it’s easy on the eyes. Plus, it takes care of the issue of privacy too.

2. Get the best of both worlds: a study and a sitting area.

Are you unable to decide whether you want a desk or a sofa in your room? Why not both? With this space-saving, minimalist design, you can include both in your room. This also makes space for storing books and papers.

3. Play with colors and designs.

Use empty wall space and create this unique decor-plus-storage area. Keep books, keepsakes, souvenirs, or anything on this built-in unit. The use of contrasting colors accentuates the style and makes the wall stand out.

4. Use the vertical space to double the room.

A bed atop your work-space or vice versa — this 2-in-1 design is the future. Make use of the vertical space — add stairs and double the available space in your room. Use the top floor for anything — a secluded reading space, work desk, or even an extra bed.

5. A desk that doubles as a vanity

Instead of just a traditional drawer, modify a table that can be lifted up, for under-the-hood storage space. Attach a mirror on the underside, and there you go — a classy vanity with all your things in one place. You’ll never have to look for your accessories in different places again. You could even customize it as a study desk or a craft corner.

6. Murphy beds are the future.

Murphy beds or wall beds are great multifunctional pieces of furniture. Use it as a sofa during the day and a bed by night. It’s great for small spaces, where there can’t be a separate guest room.

7. If height is an issue, here are some pull-out bunk beds.

If vertical space is limited, these pull-out bunk beds work just wonderfully. Space-saving, minimalist, and great for homes with a lot of kids. Instead of beds, you can also customize the space as a pull-out cabinet to store toys for kids or extra bedding.

8. A false floor for invisible storage space

Now, that’s what you call a space-saving plus a space-doubling hack. This false floor offers a huge amount of storage space without much effort. The area above can always be used however you want, while your things are stowed beneath. This decor is truly carving out its own niche.

9. Store regular-use items under a sitting area.

This space works best for things that are used frequently. Just open the cabinet when you need something, and shove it back in without much hassle. This works best for toys, shoes, or even books.

10. Utilize your side tables with pull-out custom fittings.

Side tables rarely add to the storage in the room. Customize them and make a pull-out drawer where you can store your night routine essentials like books, candles, moisturizers, etc.

11. Or... ditch the bedside table for this floating side shelf.

If you want your bedroom to be more spacious, get rid of the side table and replace it with this little floating side shelf. It creates so much space in the bedroom and is clean and modern in look.

12. A cozy, little corner for a hidden work desk

This one is for all those who are in desperate need of a work desk, but “ain’t got no space in that little place.” Remove a drawer or a cabinet and fit this pull-out work desk anywhere in the house. Pull it out when necessary and you are good to go. No extra space needed.

13. The bathroom mirror is a perfect alibi for extra stuff.

Install a pull-out cabinet and there you go — a hidden place to store your extra stuff. This can be done anywhere in the house — bedroom, hall, or bathroom.

14. Stay elegant with this minimalistic, fold-out dining table.

If your home doesn’t have space for a dining table, fret not. This little customization offers a fold-out dining table making your small space classy and sophisticated.

15. Identify the wasted spaces and utilize ’em.

Utilize the wasted areas in the house for extra storage space. Make a rack, hang hooks, or create sleek shelving — use it to store spices, mugs, extra cutlery, cleaning supplies, shoes, or even brooms.

16. The end side of the cabinet is great for hanging extra stuff.

This side space is often ignored in houses. Utilize it by making a sleek cabinet for storing your cleaning supplies, power cords, extra groceries, or even a shoe rack. It needs very little space and works great for storing extra household items. If you don’t want to install a cabinet, you could install shelving instead.

17. Invest in smaller, multi-functional furniture.

Invest in furniture that can be used in multiple ways. This mini, multi-functional table takes up almost no space and can be used as a side table, laptop desk, or a simple coffee table.

18. Go for unconventional design.

Design that doesn’t conform to a set pattern will always make your little home stand out. It looks beautiful and also offers some fantastic storage space. Carve out shelves in walls and stack up books, toys, or display your souvenir collection. You can keep it open or add glass doors to make proper cabinets.

19. A sink over the toilet saves space and water.

Sinks in the bathroom can be fitted on top of the back of the toilet to save space and make for a minimalistic decor. This not only saves space, but water since the water from the basin can be used for flushing too.

20. Install an over-the-toilet rack for stacking up toiletries.

This over-the-toilet rack is best for small spaces to store bathroom supplies, toilet paper, or bath towels. You can also opt for a sleek cabinet beside the toilet instead.

21. Play with the design + storage concept.

Make your decor stand out by effortlessly fusing it with storage. Store extra toilet rolls in an Xs-and-Os decor or in any customized, creative furniture piece like one shaped like a sheep or clouds. Fun, effective, and practical!

22. A sink fitted over the bathtub for compact bathrooms

Sinks that are positioned over the bathtub make use of unutilized space. You can even install a single faucet for both. Or combine the bathtub faucet and the sink faucet on a single platform for a finished look.

Did you know about these space-saving hacks? Give them a try and let us know your experience.

Preview photo credit Arradero / reddit, apartmenttherapy


Now I want this table from #17! looks beautiful and practical
#19 looks a bit uncomfrotable to me... How am I supposed to stand and wash my hands?
Idea 12 is really cool for those who don't need a huge PC area, but still nee to woth on their laptop

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