A GUIDE ON OPENING SPACE IN A TINY HOME

Posted by Commune on Jul 17, 2019 11:17:45 AM

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Space scarcity is a real problem, and clutter only makes it worse. But let us let you in on a secret: Living in a small space is all about OWNING how little you own – decluttering items that do not “Spark Joy”, and also about how you choose to utilise the space to keep the items that you do.

 

So let’s take a look at ways to truly own every inch of that space:

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Lyla Queen Bed in Leather with Storage ($3,399) 

1. Storing items where you do not think to have storage

Every inch of negative space counts when you have a small space – think storing items in a space you have not thought of such as that corner under your writing desk, or floating shelves to utilise that high ceiling in your bedroom. Or better yet, furniture with hidden storage spaces built into them such as Commune’s Lyla and Astrid storage bedframes. Not only is there storage space under the platform, they also come with USB ports on each side of the bedframe – perfect for bedrooms that are too small for nightstands.

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Zani Stool Set in Dark Denim ($299) 

2. Having furniture that store easily

Another way of fully utilising the space that you have is to have furniture that stores easily, which could be stackable dining chairs, extendable dining tables or drop leaf tables. perhaps, furniture that store into each other. Take for example Commune’s Zani Stool, a 2-in-1 coffee table and stool combination that stores into each other, which is great for times where someone’s plus one has nowhere to sit at your party.

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Bowen Mirror (U.P. $449, now $314.30), Macie Mirror ($899)

3. Creating the illusion of space

Something that people do not think to do when it comes to opening up space is actually, creating the illusion of space in a place which simply does not have a lot of it. This can be done in plenty of ways including using a monochromatic colour scheme for the room, or using glass furniture. Another way is to use mirrors which reflect light and helps with giving the illusion of depth in a room. It could be having the Bowen Mirror on top of a vanity table, or having a full-length mirror such as the Macie Mirror – either way, the transformation is near instant.

 

 

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