How to Make your Small Living Space feel Larger


If your home is on the smaller side you can still make your home feel like it’s larger than it actually is. By using a storage unit from Safegard Mini Storage in Tigard, OR to store all of your unused or out of season items and the tips below, you can easily create the living space you have always wanted no matter the size.


Designate Your Areas of Living Space

One of the first tips is to create defined areas of living space. This might seem like a difficult task, but in reality it can be easier than it sounds. Consider using area rugs to help you transition from a living room to a dining room. The rugs will help you define those areas without the need for bulky dividers or actual walls. You can also use strategically placed furniture to help keep different living areas separate.


Be Flexible

What happens if your space is too small for even the above tip? In these instances, the living room can double as the dining room and office. This is especially true in studio apartments or dorm rooms, which are notoriously tiny. In order to help make the most of the space you do have, consider investing in furniture that has more than one use. Consider a table that converts into a desk or even a bench, for example, which can help you transform a space from dining to work in a few short minutes!


Make Smart Use of Storage

When you’re living in a small space, you don’t really have the luxury of investing in big, standalone pieces of furniture. Instead, you should be selecting items that have hidden storage in them – and that goes for your couch, your ottoman, or your desk. You need that sleek storage to help keep your space tidy and give the illusion of space.


Use Natural Light

Rather than using artificial light which can make a space seem smaller, bring in as much natural light as you can. Invest in lighter curtains and make use of your windows. Reflect the natural light around the room with the use of strategically places mirrors. Before long your living space will seem a lot larger than before.


Make sure you utilize your storage unit at Safegard Mini Storage in Tigard, OR for all those items you just don’t need or that are taking up too much space in your small home. Call us today to learn more about the units we have available.