Smart space: Small room decor ideas for when you’re short on space


My house is tiny. (Yes, I know I've already complained about this on and on, but I'll continue to do so until I mysteriously inherit enough money to be able to upgrade.) It's so small it makes a hobbit hole look luxurious, and if we squeezed ten people into our living room they wouldn't be allowed to move. We've got a collection of unframed prints just stacked in a pile because we haven't got a spare chunk of wall space to hang them on.

If you're in a similar predicament — either because you live in an apartment or just have a weirdly proportioned house — then you'll know the struggles that come with trying to find the line between decorating your house (and squeezing everything you own in there somewhere) and keeping it from being uncluttered. If you're trying to figure out how to work with a smaller space, then read on for my top tips.

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How did you solve a small space problem? Tell us in teh comments below!


  • Miss Rikki says:

    I’m moving into a room that is absolutely tiny on university campus! These ideas are great! Thank you!

  • cherg says:

    We live in a town house so storage space is essential. This as given me lots of great ideas.

  • thepinkshoe says:

    IKEA is the best place to look for small space solutions!

  • Kristie Giblin says:

    I love the fireplace idea and I’ve always wanted to try clustering picture frames. Maybe something that I should really invest time to do.

  • kk6357 says:

    my girls share a small room, I now have some ideas on helping them with storage

  • Dana says:

    The fireplace idea is so clever! First time I’ve seen that suggestion

  • RobbieC says:

    I love the idea of placing a shelf close to the ceiling to store books or other nic-nacs. It not only looks great but forms practical storage for items that aren’t used regularly.

  • neverendingdreams says:

    my fav article yet, we’ve got a small space which sometimes gets difficult to manage

  • Aman Kaur says:

    Really fab ideas for small spaces

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