Compact Living 101

Being a student often means living in a very compact space with limited storage. This often makes a room look messy since all your things end up a bit everywhere. This can easily be avoided with planning, smart solutions and creativity. Here are 4 tips on how to maximize your compact living.

1. Use unused space

The bed is often the number one piece of furniture to take up space in your room. You really can’t live without it, so you might as well make the best of it!

It is possible to make use of the space under the bed. With higher bed legs, lots of storage boxes will fit under the bed. Here you can store e.g. clothes, bedclothes or towels. Another smart, but more complex, option is to build a bed frame from a couple of drawers. The height in a room is often unused space that can be utilized. For instance, use high bookshelves, wall shelves – or maybe build a loft bed. 


2. Light and colour

Which colours and how much light you incorporate into your space will make a major difference in how the room is perceived. Light colours and the right lights make the room seem larger than it really is.


3. Curtains, carpet and mirrors

How you furnish and decorate your room will also make a huge impact on how the room is perceived. If you have curtains, a good idea is to hang them as high up as possible, preferably from the ceiling. A big light carpet can do wonders for your space, creating an illusion of bigger floor space. Another smart tip is to set up mirrors close to your windows, which will create a feeling of depth and reflect natural and artificial light, making the room brighter and feel bigger.


4. Smart organization

There are a lot of smart storage solutions worth investing in. Maximizing your organization will make a big difference for your space. You can make your storage more compact with smart and stackable solutions. To ease your organization, clear out the things you don’t use and make space for all your important things. 


Hopefully, this has given you some ideas on how to maximize your compact living space. Take your time to plan and find the smartest solutions for your personal space. Then do the make-over and feel the difference!

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