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15 space-saving ideas that'll make you think bingo!

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Let's all be honest and admit not everyone lives in a huge house. Now that's out of the way, we can start talking about space-saving ideas that will be a valuable to any modest home.

We imagine interior designers are constantly asked by clients to create space where there isn't any and, though it is a challenge, it's not impossible thanks to the innovative furniture and storage solutions out there. 

If you're battling against a little living room or a cluttered kitchen, discover our great suggestions for freeing up extra space that will function as well as they look!

1. A portable work station on your balcony

Perfect for some summer al fresco working!

2. Have sliding doors instead of hinged

classic Bedroom by Lise Compain
Lise Compain

Chambre principale avec salle de douche attenante

Lise Compain

You'll be shocked at the difference they can make.

3. Hang your books instead

Perfect for a cluttered kitchen where shelf space is at a premium.

4. Put vintage trunks to good use

Luxury Golden Lily Morris Wallpaper Coffee Table Steamer Trunk Exclusive Furniture toy hope chest storage bench Exclusive home decor: classic Living room by AM Florence
AM Florence

Luxury Golden Lily Morris Wallpaper Coffee Table Steamer Trunk Exclusive Furniture toy hope chest storage bench Exclusive home decor

AM Florence

Great as storage and a coffee table, so two-in-one.

5. Install a tiny home office under your stairs

No need to take up a whole room!

6. Build a sleek mezzanine level as a guest bedroom

Or a new stylish master suite for you.

7. Make your walls do everything

Including housing a TV, being a desk and a bookcase!

8. Have railing-mounted flower boxes

Instead of floor standing ones.

9. Wall mount your television

Rather than taking up floor space with a stand.

10. Hide bulky appliances away in cupboards

You'd never know they're there!

11. Install funky hooks

Instead of having a space-swallowing upright coat rack.

12. Make your bathroom a combined utility space

Apartment London:   by Studio Kiran Singh
Studio Kiran Singh

Apartment London

Studio Kiran Singh

Washing machines won't mind watching your shower!

13. Have foldaway chairs

modern Living room by homify
homify

Ethnic Living Room Furniture

homify

There when you need them but not in the way when you don't.

14. Mount your bedside lights on the wall

modern Bedroom by INSIDEarch
INSIDEarch

mieszkanie w Powsinie 140mkw

INSIDEarch

So you don't need tables.

15. Push your sofa into a corner

To free up the centre of a small living room.

How simple yet effective were these ideas? For more small space inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 20 small open-plan kitchen ideas (to improve yours).

Which of these ideas are you going to try?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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