Looking for small space ideas for your rooms? We’ve got plenty. Today, we’re concentrating on quick ideas you can install super fast because, with this weather, all you really want to do is click ‘buy’ and be done with it. DIY? Not today.
We’re tackling everything from kitchen ideas to bedroom ideas to, of course, clever home office ideas (of course, because many of us are now working from home for the very first time.
Everything shown is from Ikea, but if you can’t get in store, we’ve provided you with mail order opportunities that can arrive by post really fast.
1. Max out your kitchen storage with clever shelving ideas
Shelving, whether open or behind cupboard doors, could often do with boosted with extra helpful storage. You can do this by installing shelf inserts (£2) for cupboards to fit your plates and bowls better, by using magnetic wall storage(£12) to hold onto knives and utensils or by adding some wall rails(£3) and hooks to display ans store everything from cups to pans. The secret to success? Only displaying good looking stuff on open shelves. Find more small kitchen storage ideas in our guide.
2. Turn any tiny room into an organised home office
The solution to your home working (or schooling) storage issues is as simple as a storage bench(£179) that has an organised space inside to hide away all your paperwork neatly. This is a perfect piece if you are trying to not only save space but money too – it will always be useful, even when you can move your work stuff back into an office, this can be transformed into a shoe or toy storage area. Make the most of this storage space by fitting it with an insert that has eight compartments (£6) or desk organiser (£12). Find more home office storage inspiration in our guide.
3. Buy versatile and decorative storage to max out a small bedroom
This mirror with shelf and hooks(£45) is the perfect example of a versatile buy for a tiny house: it’s a good looking mirror, but it’s also a handy place for storing makeup, hanging accessories, bags or even jewellery, saving you space elsewhere. Plus, we all know how a well placed mirror can make any room feel so much bigger, storage or no storage.
Storage ideas for small bedrooms: 21 tips for a clutter-free space (don’t miss this guide).
4. Use clip-on accessories to save table top space
Ikea’s classic clamp light (£5) is another great small space idea because it is flexible, easy to use anywhere (by a bedside, on a desk, even in a kitchen), and is the cheap alternative to a lamp which will take up tabletop space. Also a floating wall shelf (£5) like this can also be a life saver, taking up far less visual space than a solid shelving unit (and, of course, no floor space). Stack a few by your bedside to have your books, alarm clock, lamp and anything else you may need to hand.
Ceiling space is ALWAYS wasted but in a tiny house, it’s the first place to look. Whether you’re hanging towels or clothes from them, or using them in the shed to store away chairs or skateboards, these clothes bars (£5) can easily be adapted to store anything, without you spending tons of money or wasting wall space. Why not brighten a room by adding some hanging plants to your clothes bar, making practical storage much prettier, too?
6. Use wall hooks to hang up folding furniture
a) Folding furniture is a must-have in tiny houses. b) So are wall hooks to hang it from. If you find yourself often needing to rearrange and repurpose your space – from office into guest bedroom, dining space to living space – you will be amazed by how much easier these hooks (£4) will make this transition. Whether you are hanging folding chairs from them or coats and bags, storage is made easy and doesn’t compromise the look of the room.