How to Effectively Utilise Your Space In a Smaller Flat

Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2020

So, you’ve made the decision to move into a new flat. Whether it’s your first home or a bit of a downsize, there’s a possibility that you might run out of storage space as you start to move in. Don’t worry – Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

We all manage to somehow accumulate more than our fair share of stuff over the years, which makes moving a somewhat stressful event. Trying to find a place for each thing can be a challenge, which is why we’ve come up with these space-saving tips for you to follow.

Make Good Use of Every Square Foot

Being in a smaller flat means that you end up playing a giant version of Tetris – every space should be utilised and items should be well placed.
Storage shelves and boxes are a great investment, as it gives you an easy place to place all your items. They’re also incredibly easy to stack!

Usually, it’s custom to take a trip down to IKEA and see what sort of storage options they have in stock. We recommend having a general idea of what you’re looking for and what you can have in your home, as every landlord is different (you don’t want to get in trouble for putting up some shelves if your landlord isn’t crazy about the idea).

Double Duty Furniture Is Your New Best Friend

If you’re handy with building things, double duty furniture is a gift from heaven. These items are perfect for when you need more space as they double up as two items in one! 

For example, you could invest in a desk with hinges which can be collapsed down. This is a great idea for people who work from home, where at 5 pm you can put it away and pretend it doesn’t exist!

Optimise Floor Space

A media console is the biggest space waster when it comes to small front rooms. Try mounting your TV on a wall in order to optimise your floor space.

There are loads of ways to make a small room look bigger. For example, try elevating your furniture. When you put sofas and coffee tables on legs, it’s guaranteed to make the room feel a lot more spacious than with furniture that sits on the floor.

Smoke and Mirrors

It’s no secret that mirrors make any space look bigger and this is no exception. Place mirrors wherever you see fit in order to make any room look significantly larger.

Not only will the use of a trusty mirror make any room feel bigger, but it will also encourage more light to enter the room and will make any size room feel airier than before.