Array
Tips and Guides

5 Things You Need to Know About Small Spaces Today

Never run out of ideas when it comes to prettifying your home

Shares
Photography: Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

When you're used to living in big houses, it can be difficult to adjust to small space living. From going up and down to get to another room, it's now reduced to three to five steps just to get to the kitchen from your bedroom.

Don't let this get you down! Small homes hold lots of possibilities for homeowners. Embrace the wonders of living in a compact space with a few easy and practical tips! Here are ideas that you can do today:

Create a smoking area

Now that you've separated the different areas of the home, what's next? If you smoke or if you have frients who do, it's best to have a special smoking area. If you want to keep your living area a non-smoking zone, you can leave an ashtray in the balcony that they can use.

Leave it raw

Sometimes unfinished concrete can make a huge impact in a small space! The raw concrete look at home can work if you feel like adding an eclectic and unique vibe to your space.  

Go built-in

In a limited space, built-in furniture can save you precious inches! Plus, with built-in pieces, you can choose the color and finishes that you want—depending on the style and vibe that you'd love to achieve. 

Get affordable seats

If you entertain a lot, it’s wise to buy stackable chairs for extra seating. Cheap monoblocks in different shades can be cute additions to your party. You can also invest in foldable stools, too!

Opt for a lower night stand

Night tables should be as low as or lower than the height of your mattress for easy access to your eyeglasses or books. Measure the height of your bed and bring the measurements with you when scouting for a new side table.

Photos by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

For more tips and ideas for your condo home, download your digital copy of “Real Home Ideas 3: 101 Home Essentials” on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.


More on Realliving.com.ph

9 Organizing Ideas to Try This Weekend

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Favorite Things

5 Daily Habits to Keep Your Home Organized

Shares

Latest Stories

5 Household Uses For Silica Gel Packets

Those tiny things you see in boxes of shoes and new bags go a long way

Smart Tips For Styling Mismatched Furniture From A Decorator

Take a quick lesson on asymmetry with these tips

Bathroom Picks For High, Mid, or Low Budgets

Because you can have a stylish bathroom, regardless of the price points!

7 Resort-Inspired Design Ideas for Your Home

Turn your house into an idyllic escape with these simple but striking styling tricks inspired by the beauty of Bali, Indonesia

IKEA PH To Open Soon!

The Swedish furniture giant finally found a local partner

This Mom Built Her Kids a Tree House in Their QC Backyard

Read on to find out how she did it—you can do this, too!

You Can Earn An Extra P20K Every Month By Managing a Home

Discover how one Pinay does it

3 Bathroom Styles We Can Learn from Kris Aquino

From colorful to masculine—we’ve got looks that can spruce up even the tiniest of T&Bs

A Tiny Studio Unit Becomes A Hotel-Style Home

In another makeover marvel by Elle Uy, the decorator transforms a dark studio unit into a chic and airy space

Get the Look of Iza Calzado’s Bedroom

Give your sleeping space an easy, dainty makeover with the right pieces

5 Amazing Closet Cleaning Tips You Can Try

Achieve your dream wardrobe with these handy tricks

How To Vacuum Your Home Properly

Here’s how to avoid all the usual vacuuming mistakes. Plus, learn about a revolutionary new material that will help you bust all that dirt at home.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!