Why you should care

No matter the size of your space, it should ooze personality.

The next time you’re running out of ideas for your space, look to Instagram and its closeted interior designers, and also, those closets.

We browsed Instagram hashtags like #smallspacesquad and #smallspaceliving and learnt these clever tricks:

A Patterned Piece Changes Everything

Small doesn’t mean simple, and simple doesn’t mean boring. Use a patterned piece like a rug, bedsheet, or even a wall while keeping the rest of the room neutral or minimalistic. It perks up the whole room!

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Greens Give Life

There’s just something about having a living, breathing plant in the home – it makes it seem friendlier and almost…happier. If you don’t want to invest in a purely decorative piece that might go out of fashion, then get a plant. It’s timeless and some of them even clear the air.

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Worried about space? Then have them hang from the ceiling or tuck them into an unused corner.

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Seriously, they work in every room.

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Wood is Good

Keeping with the organic theme of plants, wood, rattan, and bamboo seem to be a popular choice for smaller spaces. While larger spaces might cater to the luxe modern look better, smaller spaces exude a quaint charm that can be emphasised by natural materials.

Incorporate natural materials into your furniture…

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or into decorative pieces…

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Salvaged wood are cheap, environmentally friendly, and perfectly rustic!

Don’t Waste Wall Space

If you find yourself lacking floor or table surface, then turn to your walls. Wall shelves make for good storage and display.

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You can also try hooks for bags, scarves, caps, and coats in place of a closet or coat rack.

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Use your walls as décor too! One framed image is art, while an entire wall is a masterpiece.

Turn a Seat into a Table

When shopping for furniture, try not to look at items belonging to a category. Instead, if you see a seat that makes a good table, or even a table that makes a good seat, then use it as such – the rules are imaginary.

The best part of a seat-table is that you can use them interchangeably! Clear its surface for extra seating when you have guests over.

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If a single stool isn’t big enough, then put 2 together for a bigger “table” surface.

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Why you should care

No matter the size of your space, it should ooze personality.

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