7 Genius Budget-Friendly Small Space Solutions

published Sep 17, 2018
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(Image credit: Morgan Schemel)

If you find yourself less than impressed with the current state of your small home, we’ve got a handful of ideas to spruce it up. And none of them will break the bank, so those with tighter budgets can also take advantage. Take a look at our inspiration pictures, then shop to your heart’s content without the guilt.

1. Carve Out a Dining Corner

Despite only having enough room for one barstool, minimal counter space, and a handful of floating shelves, the size of this kitchen is certainly not the first thing that catches your eye. By adding elements such as a patterned black and white tile floor (easily achieved with peel and stick vinyl tiles), wrapping rope around the heating pipe, and adhering slabs of wood to create a cozy divider space, this kitchen is giving off stylish vibes.

2. Take it to the Floor

(Image credit: Urban Outfitters)

When there isn’t room for a proper set of chairs to accompany your living room sofa, let these thick (read: comfy) and colorful floor pillows do the job. Not only are they attractive to look at, but they serve dual purpose as extra seating when guests come over.

3. Space Feeling Tight? Go Bright

When you’ve only got room for a tiny desk area, make the most of it with bright, clean pieces, such as this narrow, simple desk and mid-century modern chair. The horizonally striped wall hanging gives the feeling of a wider space, while the vertical plant choices offer height.

4. Don’t Waste Wall Space

When you’ve got little to no room for a proper bathroom vanity, take full advantage. Adhere faucet fixtures to the wall instead of taking up precious space behind the sink. The large mirror helps create the illusion of even more space, while the storage below the sink makes much more sense than a pedestal if space is at a premium.

5. Store Your Shoes

(Image credit: Container Store)

For those with more shoes than they’d care to admit, this space-saving shoe organizer will help you make sense of what is most likely in piles on your closet floor. As shown, four of the organizers are placed together, but even one would make an immeasurable difference in your space-saving efforts.

6. No Sofa? No Problem

If you don’t have space for a proper sofa in your small living space, a tiny sideboard and modern chair will more than suffice in the style and function departments. Detract from the tiny size of the room by adding cute decor touches, such as a sheepskin throw, southwestern-inspired pillow, macramé wall hanging, and plenty of greenery at different heights.

7. Find a Tiny Table

(Image credit: The Lakeside Collection)

Since the depth of this slim accent table is so narrow, it can fit into the tiniest of spaces with ease. You can choose to place one in your living room, foyer, kitchen, or even bathroom. Hardware is included for ease of assembly and the three colors it’s sold in can complement a variety of decor styles