Written by Hugh Metcalf

5 stylish space-saving interior design ideas for small rooms

If lack of room is the problem, look to these clever multi-tasking, space-saving furniture ideas and designs, and dual-purpose options.

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Struggling with super-tight space where furnishings have to be kept to the bare minimum? Don’t give up on your tiny room just yet, as we have a number of clever tips and tricks to help free up space in the smallest of rooms.

From hidden and extendable storage options to nifty decorating and design ideas, we show you how to fit your furnishings into a tiny space.   

Choose multi-functional storage furniture 

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If space is extremely limited, opt for furniture that earns its stripes such as hidden storage, ingenious dual purpose pieces or space-saving extendable options.

Double-up with a multi-functional wall unit – the hideaway table canspring into action when an extraworksurface is needed or stay folded up as a cupboard.

Create a focal point with statement wallpaper

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Statement wallpaper is one of the easiest ways add interest to a room, particularly to bring a focal point to a small area. Look out for on-trend prints with oversized designs in bright colours.

Opt for moveable, small-scale modern organisers 

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Every home has its own clutter hotspot, so include small-scale storage solutions to tame all those random odds and ends. 

Source contemporary-style organisers and compact units to slot effortlessly into unused areas and corners.

Free up floor space with wall hung shelving 

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Free-up floor space by opting for wall-mounted shelves, tabletops and wall units. Leaving floors clear creates an illusion of space and will make a room feel bigger.  

Fill wasted wall space with a sleek run of storage. Swap traditional bedside cabinets for neat wall-hung shelving, and use overhead units for any extra clutter.

Save space with a column unit 

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Add an extra layer of bathroom storage with this cleverly designed column unit that conceals the shelves and everything on them when viewed front-on.

Take storage up a level with a slimeline ladder shelf or tiered shelving unit. They work in any room, space or alcove – simply prop up against a wall or shift around a room. 

 

Have you invested in a nifty piece of space-saving furniture recently? Show us your space-friendly ideas by tagging us on Instagram with #thisgoodhome, tweeting us @goodhomesmag or posting a comment on our Facebook page.

 

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