Often times a small, awkward spaces get overlooked or used for miscellaneous storage. With the help of a few design tricks, there is no reason a tiny room or closet can’t be stylish and functional. Check out some of these great space saving tips from top design professionals.
“To start your small-space redesign, get rid of what is not a necessity. This will help you get the room down to the basics. ” – Stephen Saint-Onge
“Remove your interior doors (use curtains instead on closets and doors).” – Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
“Tile the entire bathroom, floor to ceiling. This creates continuity, which is key in small spaces.” – Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey
“Install a shelf over the toilet for more counter area. Two or three are even better.” - Skip Sroka
“Focus on natural light as much as possible to make the space seem larger.” – Judith Cohen
“Take the skirts off of upholstered pieces. Try two smaller cocktail tables over a larger coffee table.” - Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey
“White or light-colored cabinets can make a space feel larger. Cabinets with glass fronts add to making the space feel more open.” – Charles Almonte
“A generously scaled sofa, mirror, chair, rug, or piece of furniture will trick the eye.” - Mariette Himes Gomez
“Always make sure each piece is multiuse, a drop-front secretary provides a bookcase, desk, and chest all in one, and a desk or table can be great for both dining and working.” - Alessandra Branca
“Murphy beds are back and look great. You can add lighting and storage in them, too. When not in use, they look like built-in cabinets.” - Rachel James
“Eliminate footboards. They can visually cut up the space.” - Kathryn Ivey
“A simple shelf on the side of the bed can look very modern and serve as a place to put your glasses, book or coffee without requiring a bedside table.” -Matthew Swingly
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