5 Easy Organizing Solutions for Small Spaces

Avoid a cluttered and cramped feel in your small home with the help of these ideas


Organizing small spaces can be challenging especially when you are about to store things and can't seem to find a place for all your essentials.

However, limited spaces shouldn't stop you from having a comfortable small home. Proper space planning and opting for the right set of furniture can help you make the most of your space. Interior designer Leatrice Lu shares a couple of solutions to common organizing dilemmas.

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Flaunt what you cannot hide

Instead of cramming items inside cabinets, put interesting ones on display instead. Whether its magazines or ceramic kitchenware, you can showcase your favorite items for everyone to see. A photographer’s dry box holding wine accoutrements and a folded stepladder make for a fancy vignette, especially if they’re set up against a wall with beautiful wallpaper.

Click here for more tips on displaying your favorite things

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Turn a slim niche into hidden storage

Convert an existing slim nook in between two areas into a discreet storage. Choose a movable shelving unit so you can easily pull out or swivel your things. You may also keep items that you'd like to keep out of children's reach on the topmost shelf.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Add multipurpose furniture

It’s practical to use furniture that can serve multiple purposes! Maximize your foyer or entryway by adding a simple, custom-made sideboard whose top can hold decorative elements and its bottom for discreetly storing shoes. You can also opt for a sofa bed if you live in a one bedroom apartment.

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Let the back of the door function as storage

The back of a bedroom door can be used to showcase your bags. Just mount a few steel hooks and attach bag holders to maximize the space and accommodate more bags. Do the same to any plain wall to hold hats, belts, or umbrellas. Allot enough space in between hooks and choose your items wisely so they would end up as décor and not as visual clutter!

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Place a freestanding dresser

You can easily make a vanity area in your bedroom by having a simple ledge with drawers built around a nook. Round up the area with a stylish chair or a dual purpose ottoman so you can have extra storage.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

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