IdeaFile: 6 Smart Interior Design Ideas For Not-So-Big Homes  

Last updated on December 7th, 2021

If you’ve been looking for ways to make the interiors of your small home look stunning and elegant despite its size, you are not alone.

Read on to discover what many others are successfully doing in their not-so-big homes, to make them look uber-luxe and not-so-small!

1. Stick To Minimalistic Decor

Okay, be honest. What does a picture of a minimalistic home make you think of? A rich lifestyle and sophistication? If your answer is yes, you’re absolutely on point. Minimalistic décor isn’t just easy on the eyes but also makes for smart, contemporary living at its best. It can come in really handy especially if you’re pressed for space. Make ‘paring down’ your mantra, and eliminate all non-essentials from your décor. You won’t just find your space expanding visually, but also feel happier living there!

2. Keep Surfaces Clutter-free

Nothing makes small spaces look tinier than clutter covering their surfaces. Get into the habit of putting everything back where it belongs after you are done using it and keep all tabletops and surfaces pristine, at all times. This applies to the kitchen as well. You’ll be amazed at how space-expanding tidying up can be!

3. Try Sheer Drapes

If you live on the upper floors and don’t have to worry about peeping-Toms, you can afford the luxury of sheer drapes. They won’t just make the room appear light and airy, but let plenty of sunlight and fresh air in. And make your space appear much bigger than it is.

4. Get Clever With Storage

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. And we say, a small space is the mother of some solid out-of-the-box thinking. Get creative with the way you use your space for storage, which is usually a pain point in small homes.
Scour the internet and you’ll find tons of ideas to make your small space work way harder than you thought possible. Magic corners in the kitchen, a storage-enabled bed, a slim vertical shelf that can sit alongside your refrigerator, hanging shoe storage behind doors, corner floating shelves, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, a headboard with storage, toe-kick drawers – these are just a few of them. But you don’t have to limit yourself to just these!

5. Invest In Expandable Furniture

Consider (if you haven’t already) using expandable furniture to save your precious floor space. A sofa-cum-bed for instance can function as a couch by day and a bed by night, serving two purposes, while occupying the space of just one large furniture piece. Another alternative can be beds that can be folded along a wall during the day, to be brought down only at night, freeing up a huge chunk of space for daytime activities.
Another example is a drop-leaf dining table which can be expanded when guests come over. Or a wall shelf that can open up into a work table, when needed.

6. Consider A Loft Bed

If your ceilings are taller than most other homes, then creating a loft or mezzanine and using it as either a cozy bedroom space or a study is worth considering. Just another way to squeeze out every tiny square centimeter of utility from your available space. The added uber-cool style statement it will make comes at no extra cost!

Have fun beautifying and improving your happy space and folks!