If you live in a small apartment, or even just a small room, you know the feeling. You’ve got your bed and your desk and maybe a bedside table and that’s about it. Then you want to put something somewhere else—like a plant or some books—and suddenly there’s no space left anywhere! That’s where I am right now with my bedroom. I’m writing this on my bed because there isn’t any other place to sit. That’s why I decided to do something about it once and for all: by taking advantage of what little space we do have in our homes efficiently.
Step 1: Decide on a room’s intent
Before you can even think about how to organize your home, you need to decide on a room’s intent. This sounds like a vague and abstract concept, but it’s actually quite simple: define the problem before starting on a solution.
When I say “define the problem,” what I mean is that we should ask ourselves why we’re having this space in our house at all–what purpose does it serve? Is it for entertaining guests? Is it for relaxing after work? Does someone live there full-time or part-time? Once we know why we have our rooms (and what kind of people use them), then we can start thinking about how best to use them for those purposes.
Step 2: Clean up the clutter
Step 2: Clean up the clutter
This is where we get to the nitty-gritty of how to make your home look smaller, without actually making it smaller. If you’ve got a lot of stuff clogging up your space, it can feel like there’s no room for anything else–and that makes it hard to enjoy living in your home. But if you have too much stuff and no place for it all (or even just someplace), then it’s time for a junk removal project!
Step 1: Get rid of anything that doesn’t belong in your home or apartment; this includes clothes, shoes and other items that don’t fit into what works best for you right now (and maybe never did). If something doesn’t fit into one category below but still doesn’t seem like an essential part of life at this point in time? Then consider donating those items so someone else can enjoy them!
Step 3: Move things around (and don’t stop!)
After you have thought about the space and decided where things should go, it’s time to move them around.
Don’t be afraid to move things back and forth until you are satisfied with the layout. A good rule of thumb is that if something feels awkward in its current position, then move it! Don’t just shuffle furniture around; try moving large pieces of furniture as well (like couches). This will give a different perspective on how everything looks together in your home.
Making changes to your home can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be.
You may be afraid to make changes, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the idea of revamping your home and don’t know where to start, here are some tips for getting started:
- Don’t be afraid of failure – Change is scary and sometimes things won’t work out exactly as planned. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! Even if something doesn’t work out exactly as expected, there will still be lessons learned from the experience (and maybe even some fun memories).
- Ask friends for help – Friends can provide valuable insight into how they would approach certain tasks or projects in their homes. They may also have access to tools or resources that could help make your space planning easier or faster than expected! And if nothing else…they’ll get excited about seeing what new thing will happen next!
- Get dirty – We all know how much fun kids have playing outside with mud puddles and dirt; adults shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity either! When decorating our homes we often forget about adding splashes of color through artful use of paintbrush strokes; this technique works especially well when incorporating bold colors into otherwise neutral spaces.”
If you’re looking to make some changes in your home, don’t be afraid! You can always start small and work your way up. If all else fails, take a trip to Ikea (or wherever else furniture is sold) and see what inspires you.