1. Turn Your Furniture Into Storage
When you have to work with limited space, the last thing you want to use your free space for are loads of cabinets and visible storage furniture. A small trick to this one is making all of your furniture a storage piece when needed. Drawers in your bed, ottomans that can be used as storage as well for sitting (and as a coffee table) and under window storage benches are most certainly your best friends. That way prospect buyers will not be worried about storing their things and they will be pleasantly surprised with such a smart move.
2. Furniture That Disappears
Wall, foldable beds are not a new thing, so make sure to take all the advantage of it. Folding away your bed or dinner table transforms your home from a bedroom into a living room to a dining area, in just seconds. And since you have one space to fulfill all the needs, an easy transformation is a key. Also, when you are buying furniture, make sure that it is easily movable, possibly on small wheels.
This tip is not disappearing furniture, but a great spacer saver as well. Having an ultra-slim design electric radiator that is mounted on the wall can give a few inches or even a couple feet more of floor space.
3. Divide Your Room
If transforming your place is not an option, or you would just like to have a create a private area, room dividers are a way to go. There are many options out there, you can choose from curtains, screenflex partitions or built-in sliding doors, with the last one being more permanent. We would highly suggest using the first two options because you never know what are exact needs and wishes of your prospective buyers, and using curtains or other types of portable dividers leaves them a space for deciding for themselves or changing it when needed.
4. Make The Most Out of Your High Ceiling
If you are lucky enough to have a high ceiling in your studio, make sure to use it to the max! Investing a little bit more money could leave you with more square footage by creating a loft bed or a loft space that could be used as working space or just as a cozy nook. Also, if that is not an option, you can still take advantage of having a high ceiling. While having that extra space up there will not help you with creating more room for sitting, it will most certainly make your home extra spacious if you decorate it correctly. Making a vertical art gallery out of one corner or part of the wall will create a focal point for your room and will give the sense of having more space than you actually do.
5. Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
If you trouble with not having enough light, or windows, using mirrors is a great way to create more depth in your small space and to reflect the natural light. If possible, the best would be placing mirrors right across the window, so that way not only the natural light is reflected but also the window view, which creates an illusion of having one more window.
6. Green Up!
Another very easy way of creating depth in your studio is by using plants. By creating more depth, lush greenery will fool an eye into thinking there is more space than there actually is. Best positions for pots are beside or right behind sofas or chairs, or in the corners. It will also make your home more welcoming and organic, which will easily attract interested buyers. It is all about green and organic nowadays (which is far from a bad thing!).
With these few tricks in the sleeve, staging your home for sale should not a be that hard. It is important to work with what you have, and combining practicality with urban trends is very important. Your future buyers will not be satisfied with only the lovely design if they feel like it will not serve their needs. But investing your time into creative ideas for storage as well as aesthetics, you will certainly make your home a cozy nook everyone would like to live in.
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I love the idea of furniture that disappears. My grandmother had a great eye for design. She use to say the same thing about mirrors. Remembering her while reading your post just made me smile.
So glad that this post brought happy memories for you and put a smile on your face.
I too am obsessed with mirrors and finding just the right spots to put them in!
OMG, finding the right spot can be a task. I’ll think I like a spot, hang it, and then take the mirror down because it just wasn’t the right spot. Plus,
These are all such smart tips! We used to live in an apartment before buying a home and so we definitely had to get smart with using multi-functional pieces. Even now that we’re in a bigger home, I still love furniture pieces that also have storage in them. Great post!
Definitely can’t go wrong with furniture that doubles as storage. Especially pieces like ottomans to hold all the extra blankets so they are not just on the sofa when not using one.
Those are all essential tips for expanding those limited spaces for sure!
Yes! These are all essential tips for making those small spaces seem so much bigger!
I love the idea of having mirrors on the walls, especially opposite of a window. We only have windows on one side of our apartment but I would love to have more light and depth on the other side as well.
Great tips. I lived in a very small flat for 5 long years, now things are different but I can say that space is never enough x
Great tips. I lived in a very small flat for 5 long years, now things are different but I can say that space is never enough.
These are such great tips! I love having furniture that doubles as storage. It makes life much easier, especially with a house full of kids!
Yes!! I’m in the process of changing my daughter’s room and I want to include more pieces that double as storage. The toy box and different storage options I currently use take up tons of space are not doing double duty.
Yes to mirrors! I swear by them – they really help a small space.
I’ve lived in a TINY unit for years now, and it can get quite overwhelming. I’m always working on using the space we have more efficiently, but my biggest dislike about it all is that’s so dark! I hadn’t thought of placing mirrors near windows to reflect more lights. How genius!
I love those pieces of furniture that pile into something else or something very small.
Yes to mirrors and high ceilings! They make a small room feel so much bigger.