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5 Clever Ideas for Small Spaces

A couple of tips and tricks can help you live large in a tiny home

Original Article: Hannah Dormido Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

We've probably said it a hundred times, but the trick to making the most of a small home depends on how you plan the layout of your space.

If you've recently moved into your new unit or if you're planning to purchase a small apartment, here are handy hints that may just help you ease into the space quickly and efficiently.

Mount your furnishings

Instead of putting the TV on a console table, you may choose to mount it on a swivel so you can use it in two different areas. For example, you can watch TV in the bedroom or you can schedule a movie marathon with friends while staying in the living area.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

Add storage in nooks and corners

If having two or three cabinets is not an option, you can be resourceful by turning nooks and crannies into unexpected storage spots. Consider adding a shelf in an awkward corner or you may also add hidden cabinets within the staircase.

READ: 12 Secret Storage Spots

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

Be cautious with mirrors

Mirrors usually create an illusion of a larger space. Just be careful not to put it in front of a busy space as it can also double the clutter. 

Photo by Paolo Feliciano and Pat Martires.

Choose colors that match your personality

Regardless of your home's floor area, consider using colors that you love. Make sure that you style things in proportion so it will match your furniture and accessories.

Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Make use of proper lighting

Small spaces may look even smaller because of poor lighting. If your home does not have huge windows, you may choose to work with ambient lighting. Add pendant lamps in the kitchen or dining area to make it feel more spacious.

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