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7 Genius Hacks for Living in a Small Space

Written by Grace & Silas
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As many of you know, we’re full-time nomads so we’ve already experienced living in small spaces for awhile; small apartments and small Airbnb’s. And I understand how it can be hard find places for storing everything. Not to mention, keeping everything in order and clutter free can make the situation overwhelming.

So to help you out, I’ve gathered down below some genius tips and hacks that’ll help you maximize your space. These are awesome ideas that will give you more room and make your place look amazing in no time. So try them out and let me know what you think!

Utilize the Space Under the Stairs

Usually, the space under your stairs are left unused and wasted. So instead, put them to good use turn them into a functional space. You can create a simple book nook area by simply adding some cozy seating space and bookshelves. Or why not use the space as a pantry area, or hallway closet. You just have to find inspiration to transform it into something functional.

Use the Space Above the Door

At least one doorway in your home has a little extra space above it. So why not take advantage of this and turn it into something useful. You can use that above door space is for your books and create a single bookshelf running along the top of the wall. Another thing tor try is if you’ve got a tiny bathroom that lacks storage, make use of the space you have by installing a shelf above the door and stack towels.

Build a Drop Down Wall Table

Now, if you’re in need of an extra table in your kitchen or study area, a foldable wall mounted table is the best option to try. When the top is up, it’s a desk and when it’s lowered, it becomes a shallow shelf. It’s big enough for a laptop and also works as a dining table for two.

Add Floating Shelves

With a minimalist approach, floating shelves are such a great idea for adding extra space. They can help store your cleaning supplies, decorations, indoor plants, and even home essentials. They eat less space and are aesthetically pleasing for almost any room.

Hang Some Sheer Curtains

Instead of getting curtains with heavy drapes or bulky shutters, choose sheer curtains and make your room look bigger in no time. They are more spacious when you mount them on rods to the ceiling instead of at the window frame. They create an illusion of height which as well gives a cozier ambiance.

Put Some Mirrors On the Wall

There is no better friend to a small space than a well-placed mirror. They can easily give the illusion of more space. So consider placing wall mirrors in a location where they will reflect an attractive view such as outdoors or a piece of art and behind a light source. They will help to maximize the light’s reach while creating an almost magical effect.

Think Multi-Functional

Excessive things in your home can easily clutter and make your space crowded. Rather, use furniture pieces that serve double-duty. Try to get beds with drawers underneath or ottomans that offers storage and seating for guests. They can really make your home look amazing without eating up too much space.


Whether you’re living in a small apartment or dorm, there are always plenty of tricks that’ll help you maximize your space.

Now if you have any questions about these hacks, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to help you out!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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