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There is no need to sacrifice on style when it comes to small spaces. Check out eight solutions from real-life homes, which are not only incredibly efficient, but they also look good to boot!
Fill any nook or cranny of your home with shelves
In most houses, not every wall is flush and not every room is square; there are often gaps or cavities which can be filled with shelves or cupboards or a combination of both! Style these with some fashionable accessories for a handy storage solution that will complement your stylish home. See more of this Sydney terrace. Photo: Chris Warnes / real living
Build cupboards up to the ceiling
This may seem impractical at first because you need a ladder to access the top cupboard, but utilize this spot for storing items you only use occasionally such as suitcases, spare bed linen, and bulky items of clothing. See more of this Melbourne terrace. Photo: James Henry/ real living
Divide a room with a shelving unit
If you want to create separate zones within a small space but hesitate to block off areas entirely, a shelving unit can be an excellent solution. It's not only useful for storage, but it also acts as a barrier that you can see through, giving the impression of more space. See more of this Edwardian house. Photo: Alicia Taylor / real living
Opt for a wall-mounted vanity
Bathrooms are often rooms where space is an absolute premium, so a suspended vanity frees up the floor. In this instance, constructing a mid-level wall to hang it off also creates a handy shelf, another excellent space saver! See more of this Art Deco apartment. Photo: Chris Warnes / Australian House & Garden
Double your options with bunk beds
You can't really argue with the practicality of bunk beds, they offer two beds but only occupy the floor space of one! The good news is bunk beds are making a big comeback, and there are plenty of cool, creative styles currently available that will fit seamlessly with a stylish home. See more of this contemporary Sydney home. Photo: James Henry / homes+
Engage in a round-table conversation
Round dining tables are a great solution for compact or awkward spaces. Their curvy lines are very forgiving — you can easily maneuver around the edges and position them tightly in snug corners. See more of the home of interior designer Jeremy Bull. Photo: Felix Forest / Belle
Just add wheels
Furniture which you can easily maneuver and even wheel away is ideal for small spaces. Not only is it much easier to clean, you can also quickly clear the room and use it for a different purpose. See more of this kitchen renovation. Photo: John Paul Urizar / Australian House & Garden
Downsize your laundry
Slotting your washing machine and dryer into a cupboard enables you to have a laundry in high-traffic areas such the kitchen or bathroom, which can also be shut away. Also utilize any spare surface area for storage by building in shelves, shacks, and hooks. See more of this Melbourne home. Photo: Armelle Habib / Australian House & Garden
This post was written by Alexandra Fishburn. For more, check out our sister site Homes to Love.
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