Not every homeowner has the luxury of open spaces and large rooms. Many of us have to try and fit what seems like an impossibly large amount of stuff into a single room while ensuring that we have everything we need. Interior design for small spaces may seem like a challenge but with a few simple tips, it is possible to enjoy a really positive and beneficial space within your home.

Don’t clutter and don’t hoard items. If you’re a collector then you should find a suitable space to place your collection and, if needs be, invest in storage. Storage units can range in size from that of a small cupboard to a large warehouse so whatever you collect you can find somewhere to place your prized possessions. Keeping them all in the living room will make the room feel even smaller and the confined space means that you are in greater danger of breaking some of your collection.

Make intelligent use of furniture. A small room is not likely to be best filled with a giant sofa and a massive TV. You won’t have room to move and you’re unlikely to enjoy the best viewing results from a large-screen TV. Try to choose items that can double up as another beneficial piece of furniture for a room. For example, you can use items like footstools as storage, somewhere to rest your feet, and even as somewhere to sit when you have a number of guests.

Color is important in any design. Large spaces can be made less daunting with dark colors but the use of similarly dark hues in a small space will make them feel even more constrained. Use light, neutral colors to give a greater feeling of space.

Light is another important feature and the more natural light you can introduce into a room the better. You can use items like mirrors to further reflect the light and give the room an even greater feeling of space. Use spotlights and place them strategically so as to provide the same level of light in the evening. Combining light and color it is possible to make even the smallest space seem larger.