Small Space Scribes on February 21, 2020 0 Comments Do you have a small amount of living space to work with? Maybe you live in a tiny house or enjoy traveling around the country in your RV. Whatever the case may be, you don’t need to sacrifice beauty or charm just because you’re living in a small space. Let’s take a look at several easy ways to spark positivity and joy in your small space. Declutter Your Life Be selective in what you keep laying around the surfaces of your home. Let every object that you keep sitting around serve a purpose of some sort. Donate the books on the bookshelf that you’ve already read. Recycle or shred the junk mail that piles up on the counter. Only place keepsakes out that really have meaning and offer a conversation starter or story to tell. Streamline the “things” that you find yourself unnecessarily collecting. Keeping surfaces clean and clutter-free will do wonders to raise the positive vibration in your home. Use Mirrors Hanging small mirrors in various places around your space also has the ability to really change the energy. As light is reflected, it makes your home appear larger and brighter. Not to mention you can sneak a peek at the reflection of you and your lovely family members as you walk by. Think Vertically When it comes to utilizing a small space, think vertically. Use your walls to display your favorite things. Hang shelves and utilize every available inch of space. For example, think about your television or computer. Nothing wastes more space than having a big television taking up space on a TV stand in the middle of your living room or a computer taking up space on a large desk. You can mount your TV on the wall or consider getting a laptop instead of a desktop computer. Choose Compact Appliances When it comes to appliances, big and clunky pieces can end up taking up the majority of your kitchen space. Why not select pieces that are compact, classy and tailored exactly for the small living lifestyle? Bigger isn’t always better! You might even be surprised to find that you can get countertop and portable dishwashers or refrigerator microwave combos to really utilize that vertical space. Go Big with Furniture With that being said, although it sounds counterintuitive, designers recommend choosing larger pieces of furniture to place within a small room. The trick is for you to choose fewer pieces of furniture. Experts agree that it makes the room feel larger than if you pick several tiny pieces of furniture to fit within a space. Pocket Doors If you’re lucky enough to design your tiny house from scratch, opt for pocket doors. Even better, install pocket doors that have glass inserts to allow the light to flow through from room to room, even when they’re closed. Since they slide into the walls when they aren’t being used, they take up much less space than swinging doors. Paint it White White reflects light and makes the walls recede. This makes a small space appear larger. Not a fan of white? No worries. You can accessorize your white space with different textures and colors to make it more interesting and a happy space for you to live. Choose Dual-Use Furniture Dual-use furniture saves so much floor space. For example, choose to have a daybed in your bedroom. Also, when you aren’t sleeping on it at night, you can use it as a couch during the daytime to hang out on as you wish. Another example is an ottoman with a removable lid. On the outside, you could use it as a table or a footrest. On the inside, you could use it to store whatever your little heart desires. There’s an art to living joyfully within a small amount of space. It all begins with ridding your life of the unnecessary extras that you didn’t need anyway. Next, you carefully select only that which serves a true purpose in your home. Lastly, you allow the light to flow through, and the positivity of your own character to shine. Your small space will reflect the light you have found within yourself.