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5 Small Space Hacks We Learned From PSID’s Graduating Exhibit

You can pick up a few styling ideas along the way, too!

Photography: Vincent Coscolluela

You've heard us say it time and time again—you don't need a lot of room to make a huge impact. With a keen eye for design, inventiveness, and a few smart styling tricks, you'll surely be able to to put together a stunning and unforgettable space. To help you get started with giving your home a smart makeover, we've listed down five small space hacks we learned when we visited PSID Evolution! Check them out below: 

In photo: Alvar Aalto Lanai/Patio (Booth 3)

Even if you only have a corner of the home for a living area, you can leave a lasting impression on your guests by making it warm and cozy. Use a lot of wooden elements for a cabin-inspired vibe and keep the seating comfy with throws or extra pillows. 

READ: 5 Styling Ideas For Small But Cozy Living Areas

In photo: Warren Platner Dining Room (Booth 4) 

For those who are living in a compact condo unit, it follows that you don't have a lot of vertical space. If you're set on putting up a gallery wall, consider a wire mesh grid found in most hardware stores to display photos instead. It makes a great canvas for an interesting vignette of retro knickknacks, too! 

RL Tip: Can't find a wire mesh grid that you like? Seek the help of your neighborhood handyman to help you weld and put together a custom-made piece instead! 

In photo: Charles Eames Study/Library (Booth 6)

Most small homes have mixed-use spaces to maximize the limited area! Combine your dining area with your study by setting up a small nook at the end of the table for your office supplies. You can even organize your essentials in a decorative tray to help you move everything easily during meals. 

READ: 5 Multipurpose Dining Areas For Small Spaces

In photo: Modern Mediterraenean Living Room (Booth 9) 

While floating shelves always come in handy for tiny homes, you can save a few more inches of space with built-in cubes. Consider carving out small cubbyholes on your walls where you can display your travel souvenirs or a few of your favorite reads. 

In photo: Avant Garde Industrial Study/Library (Booth 22) 

The best design hack for small spaces? Make use of every nook and cranny. Avoid wasting an empty corner by setting-up a seating area (which can also double as a reading nook!) using a simple bench, pillows and a wall lamp. 

Evolution officially marks the countdown to PSID’s 50th Anniversary in 2017. Evolution is open to the public from September 30 to October 31, 2016 at the Square Building, Greenfield District, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Visit their website for more details.

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