Ways to Make a Small Living Space Comfortable

College apartment living room scene with futon sofa and gray & white color scheme.

When you live in a small space, you have to figure out how to make the most of it. More often than not, this means taking into consideration what the layout of the space looks like and figuring out the different areas that you can take advantage of. As locals of Pittsburgh, the team at EZ Storage® knows a thing or two about how to make small spaces liveable. That’s why, in today’s blog post, we are going to provide you with a few of the tips that have been incredibly beneficial for us.

Invest in Furniture With Multiple Purposes

When you are limited in space, every inch of your space counts. Furniture is often what takes up the most room within a living quarters. For that reason, we suggest investing in furniture that serves a couple of different purposes. A prime example of this is a futon. When you’re looking for a couch that can also serve as an additional place to sleep if friends or family stay over, this one piece of furniture has you covered.

Invest in a Divider

When you’re living in a small space, the opportunity to have different rooms or areas within the house is near impossible. If you’re wanting to give the illusion that there are different areas, a simple divider can do the trick. There are countless designs available now, it’s easy to find one that meshes with the design of your space and can easily fold up when it’s not being used.

Furniture with Storage

So many different pieces of furniture are now being made to provide additional storage. If you’re going to be investing in new storage, you absolutely want to make sure that it provides you with some additional storage. At this point, every purchase that you make needs to be bringing multiple functionalities to the table. So, if you’re looking for a coffee table, find one that also provides you with a few drawers or a shadow box design to store magazines, photo albums, or books.

Find Unique Storage Solutions

Storage doesn’t have to be hidden away if you can find a nice way of incorporating it into the setup of your space. When you have nice baskets, tupperware, shelves, and the like, there’s no shame in having your storage solutions out where the world can see them. If anything, they add a bit of character to the space and can be considered decor.

Invest in a Good Bookcase

A fantastic storage solution that you can hang onto for years is a bookcase. Not only are bookcases a great method of adding vertical storage to a space, they are classic, timeless and can provide you with storage for such a wide range of things. From pictures and books to plants and candles, you can find a place for just about anything on a good bookshelf.

Stay On Top of Clutter

When you live in a small space, it doesn’t take much clutter to make it feel messy and overwhelming. This is exactly why you want to make sure you’re always staying on top of any clutter or mess that starts to build up. By cleaning it up in a timely manner, you can ensure your space continues to look organized and clean. That alone can make a small space feel so much larger.

Rent a Self-Storage Unit

The harsh reality is that small living spaces simply don’t have enough space sometimes. If you’re finding that you’re short on storage and you’ve used every trick in the book, a self-storage unit is a fantastic solution. When you have items that you’re still going to use, but not necessarily on a regular basis, you can keep them in a storage unit and open up some room in your tiny space.

EZ Storage® is proud to provide high-quality storage services to the Pittsburgh area. We take pride in the level of customer service that we offer our clients, the condition and quality of the storage unit sizes that are available within our facility, and the level of security that we uphold. If you’re interested in learning more about the storage solutions that we have available, contact our team and we’ll get you taken care of.