How to Make the Most of Your Limited Living Space

How to Make the Most of Your Limited Living Space

There's no reason why you can't show off your sense of style, even if you don't have a particularly large house. The same creative design thinking that goes into decorating a large space also needs to be applied to decorating a small one.

When designing for a smaller space, it's understandable that the focus shifts slightly, but the basic guidelines of design remain the same regardless.

It's difficult to cram everything you own into a small house or apartment. Finding creative solutions to those challenges is what makes designing a limited area so rewarding, even though it can be difficult to accommodate everything and achieve a pleasing aesthetic at the same time.

To help you make the most of your limited living quarters, we've put together this handy guide that includes everything from corner floor lamps with shelves to clever use of nooks and crannies, optical illusions, and functionality. When it comes to decorating small spaces, these ideas will help you get more out of even the tiniest of spaces while retaining a sense of style and sophistication.

Bring on the light.

Lighting can make a huge difference in how spacious a small space feels. Consider our corner floor lamp with shelves, in addition to allowing natural light to flood in through your windows. You can make the most of the available corner space in your small apartment by using this type of furniture that also doubles as a lighting fixture.

corner floor lamp with shelves

Don't let the confines of your space make you believe that you have no choice but to skimp on either the aesthetic or the functional aspects of your furniture pieces. The shelves on our corner floor lamps double as a display area for small ornamental items while also providing additional lighting in your space.

There is a workable solution for every home, no matter how big or small it is. Utilize space-saving furniture that still reflects your sense of style.

In order to make the most of your available living space, it's a good idea in general to invest in multi-purpose furniture like this. Choose furniture with clever features such as space-saving shelving and lighting integration if you want to avoid cluttering up your home with unnecessary items.

Go for a neutral palette.

If you are going for a spacious feeling in your apartment or home, try sticking with neutral colors such as whites, slates, and black accents. White walls and furniture lends itself especially well for helping to make spaces feel open and cheery.

Natural-looking elements like wood grain should be considered as well, as these classic tones never go out of style and work well in a minimalist design.

You will notice our selection of sleek floor lamps with shelves stick to this aesthetic, making them easy to incorporate into most modern-style spaces.

Add Some Plants

Greenery is an excellent way to make a small space feel rich and vibrant. The bright colors of plants contrast nicely with neutral tones and can help to make your home feel a lot more alive. Try placing some small plants or succulents on your shelving units or other pieces of furniture to add immediate charm.

Take advantage of small nooks

In a smaller space, a nook that would otherwise go unused should be utilized for additional purposes, such as a reading or work area. This is a great option if you don't have the space for a full-blown home office.

For a unique look, try painting the back wall a vibrant color to give the room an extra pop of attitude, and place one of our corner floor lamps with shelves strategically to provide lighting and additional storage space.

Embrace the sophisticated minimalist in you.

It's not just about the visual appeal when it comes to minimalist styling; it's also about user experience and functionality. And that's why practical storage solutions are so important to us.

This includes using underutilized areas, searching for furniture items that serve as both decorative and functional space, and planning out the functionality you need in your home prior to making any purchases.

Floor lamps with fancy designs, convenient drawers, and roomy shelves work well in modern and contemporary spaces. For instance, our stunning Aaron Classic LED Floor Lamp with Storage Drawers is an excellent example of multipurpose furniture that can also be used to light up a dark corner when needed.

Small spaces can certainly be tricky to decorate; trust your instincts and avoid anything that doesn't feel or appear right, and don’t feel the need to over decorate, as this can make the space feel cramped. Optimizing and presenting your space to its full potential should be your ultimate goal when decorating the space you have available.

While there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to design, the advice provided above should get you started in the right direction! If you have any questions about our line of quality products and how they might work in your home, please feel free to contact us.