Decorating small spaces comes with some very unique challenges. Scratch that: Decorating small space can feel nearly impossible-particularly when you're dealing with a lack of any meaningful storage space. Sure, organizing a linen closet can give you a sense of order, but what in the world are you going to do with all your toiletries when you're trying to figure out small space half-bathroom ideas? As with any decorating ideas, things can get expensive-even in a tiny space. But armed with our small space decorating ideas, you're going to make it work on-budget. Whether you're decorating a small one-bedroom apartment, or a quaint little house, our tips are easy to implement, and they'll have your home looking clutter-free and so much bigger in just a matter of hours.
Downsize Your Accessories
If you're working with a small bathroom, your accessories should stay relatively small too. Try hanging a mirror and sconces like the ones you see here.
Swap Your Sofa for a Settee
Yes, a large sofa will work in a space-challenged house, but some rooms call for something less intrusive. This loveseat does the trick-and its small stature doesn't even look out of place.
Hide Your Toilet Paper
If you're working with small spaces with minimal storage like this bathroom, consider skirting your sink so you can stash your toiletries out of sight.
Invest in Smart Furniture
You shouldn't have to go to great lengths to add organizational elements to your room. Instead, pick furniture that has storage space built right in. That way, you won't have to add extra clutter as you continue to troubleshoot space problems.
Consider Retro Appliances
Generally speaking, vintage (and vintage-inspired) appliances, like the refrigerator pictured here, take up fewer square feet than modern-day behemoths. They can also add decorative charm-and a welcome pop of color!-to a small space.
Hang an Expandable Rack
To maximize space in a small laundry room, put a front-loading washer and dryer beneath a counter so you have work space. Space-saving drying racks are also an excellent idea.
Make Your Walls Work Overtime
This space-saving, schoolhouse-red desk folds up when not in use and can be repurposed in multiple ways: as a cocktail bar, craft station, or, if you equip it with a mirror, a vanity.
Get the Look: Wall Mount Folding Laptop Desk
We can't get over how handsome this option is. A corkboard, fold-down desktop, four storage compartments, and an angled paper organizer keep us coming back for more.
Think Up, Not Out
For a book-loving client bound by tight quarters, Washington, D.C.-based designer Lauren Liess doubled her storage space by adding a bank of extra-tall shelves that slides open to reveal a bathroom door.
Put Your Pantry on Display
No space for a pantry? No problem! Just outfit a utilitarian shelving system with breathable baskets that can corral everything from various types of produce to bulky bags of dry goods like flour and sugar. For even more versatility, try a wire basket storage cart equipped with casters, which make it possible to roll it out of sight when not in use.