You might have a room in your home that’s primarily yours. It might be an office, a den, a bedroom, or another room you use for something you do or enjoy. It’s great to have the space you need in your home for a room of your own, but it’s possible you don’t have enough room for whatever you’re doing. If you find you’re always looking for more ways to add space to any room in your home, there are a few things you can do that are a little off-kilter as well as clever. You’ll have the space you need without sacrificing the style you love.
Utilize Over Door Space
You only have so much wall space for your décor, but have you considered the wall space you’re not using for decoration in your room? Over the doors, for example? You can add storage shelves above your doors for additional storage. Place your extra bedsheets in them. Use them to store things like additional towels in a small bathroom, or place important but rarely used items up there so you have them on hand and they’re easily accessible without requiring too much space anywhere else. Also, you can use that space for drying racks to optimize your storage spaces.
Add Folding Accents to The Room
Folding accents can make a lot of space without sacrificing anything you need to live comfortably. If you’re looking to add a guest room to your home without sacrificing your office, you could have a murphy bed installed. This bed is one that folds into the wall or into a set of shelves pushed up against the wall when it’s not in use. You’re getting a bed without sacrificing the comfort you feel in a wide-open space when you don’t have house guests.
Another way to add folding accessories is to use the same concept to create a desk. You can fold your desk into the wall when you’re no longer using it to create more space for that murphy bed or other items you need in your room. You don’t even need to add it to create more space for other things. You can add it to keep the room looking simple and uncluttered when your desk is not in use.
Make Space With Creative Storage Solutions
Your kitchen and bathroom are two of the most underutilized areas in the house for additional storage, but the same is also true of your closets and your bedrooms. There are things in every room that can be slightly modified to create additional space. Take your kitchen, for example. The bottom of your lower cabinets might be a good six to eight inches off the floor. That space is empty space you could use to install drawers for additional storage.
You can keep extra pots and pans down there, towels, cleaning supplies, or anything else you don’t have room for. You can do the same under your bed for more storage. This is a great place for seasonal storage. Put your parkas, gloves, and boots under the bed in storage containers during summer, and trade them out for your summer gear in winter.
Add Floating Nightstands
You might not have much space in your room for what you need, but you can find it. You know that nightstand that takes up so much space? Why not replace it with floating nightstands you can use to store your glasses, lamp, and other important items? If your other nightstands were holding onto small accessories such as undergarments and socks, there’s another solution for that storage coming up next. For now, you have all that additional space under your new floating nightstand for additional storage or furniture, or you can leave it open to create more space and a cleaner look to the entire room.
Hang Baskets on Your Doors
Most people have a closet door that opens like a regular door, and you can use that to your advantage. The back of your door is not being used for much, so why not install baskets to the back of the door you can use to store smaller items. You can place your undergarments, socks, belts, and scarves in them. They’re out of sight, so you needn’t worry someone will go into your room or closet and get an eyeful of your underpants. It’s a great storage solution if you have little space or get rid of traditional nightstands in favor of floating nightstands.
If you’re small on space, you can also make the room appear bigger with a few simple tricks. Start with the paint color in the room. If it’s too dark, it doesn’t reflect light well, and it makes your room appear smaller and less spacious. Consider repainting using a lighter color to make the room appear larger. If you have windows, try hanging your curtain rod as close to the ceiling as possible and hang longer curtains from it.
That’ll make the eye go automatically up, and the ceilings appear higher as a result. The room looks larger by default. It’s simple tips like this that make any room appear more spacious. Incorporating them with the tips and tricks mentioned above can instantly make any room in your home feel and look larger, more inviting, and far less cluttered. Clean lines and simple décor help, too.