>> Blog Home


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Tricks To Make Small Spaces Feel Bigger

If you happen to live in a house that has a couple of bedrooms and a garage, perhaps even a basement and/or attic, then you have lots of places to put your “stuff”. And that makes it easy to buy “great deals” when you find them or add to your collection of holiday decorations on a whim.

But what if you don't have all that space? Where do you put not only the things you love, but your shoes and shirts? And how do you make the space “feel” spacious and comfortable without having stacks of items on every surface?

off white work play area work media space

Here are some great tips to achieve just that:

Create Zones

-Give some thought to the things you do and create space accordingly. Do you need space to work and if so, how much? Would you like a designated space for dining? There has to be a sleep zone, and a zone for relaxing is always nice.

-As you identify these, group your personal belongings accordingly and then incorporate visual cues like paint colors, floor rugs, even pieces of furniture spaced strategically to divide the zones in to their appropriate areas.

Trick Your Eye Into Seeing More Space

-Mirrors are a terrific and simple way to do this. They can be small or large. Wall mounted or sitting on tables. Singular or grouped together. You can place them on the wall at window height to create the illusion that there actually is a window in the spot. It expands the space. You can even put a large mirror on the wall next to the side of  your bed so it looks like an entrance to another room.

horizontally hung mirrors  multiple mirror wall grouping

-Hang curtain rods at ceiling height and hang curtains that are the full height regardless of where a window starts and stops. The vertical visual creates the illusion of bigger.

-Place your lighting strategically so your eye goes to different heights and locations in the space. You can do this by combining the use of floor lamps, table lamps and wall sconces.

Use Furniture That Multi-Functions

-A bench that also works as a table or tables that can be used as seating. Murphy (or Wall) beds are terrific space savers and the design options offered today are quite diverse. There's actually a Wall Bed that also serves as a desk. It's amazing. Here's a link to a video if you'd like to see it in action:

wall bed

Build In Storage At Every Opportunity

-Display space is nice, but not as important as storage when space is tight. Keep in mind that you can “go up”, meaning that you can use the walls as “vertical storage” with shelving or cabinetry.

-Using baskets and boxes helps keep things looking nice and stylish while still functional and increasing overall storage capacity.

Combining even a few of these tips into your living space, whether large or small, will help you feel better, find things more easily and live life more stylishly.

And consider customization because custom storage options make use of every inch of space and can be personalized to fit almost any purpose. Give us a call if you'd like some help figuring out custom storage solutions for your living space.


garage organization customer service shared closet organization shoe carousels home office organization entryway storage designing around obstacles mahogany melamine look laundry area with sink and chute create a wood texture look with melamine garage shelving reorganize clutter vintage garage design custom wall units gift bag storage spaces LIT from Keeler garage cabinets gloss cabinet drawers ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets hiding fuse box in closet closet organization tips elegant prints fro home under the stairs storage makeup vanities cover up computer and lighting wires vacuum cleaner closet mirrors organize shared closet space Closet Design Tips closet organizing systems video Old World Charm Closet multi-use office entryway brass hardware briefcase storage vertical and horizontal storage space colorful playroom floor tiles spring closet cleaning Home and Garage Organization bedroom wall unit shoe closet design tips incandescent and compact fluorescent Top Shelf Industry Design Awards interior design trends pantry de-clutter led ultimate garage Best Of Houzz 2015 Design Award mail station pre-built cabinets build in storage closet shoe organization remote controlled lighting media storage solutions family activity area Chicago closets Closet Os Overview master organizer maximize closet storage balancing angled closet design bright color home decorating custom storage solutions closet os awards melamine textures gift wrapped storage station garage design ribbon storage ideas closet os video hiding wires with design full length vertical drape small windows closet lighting reach in closets attic storage ideas Closets: angie's list award shoe fences pantry storage options attic closet solutions multi-functional office and storage patterned glass and mirrored doors angies list super service awards multi-functional mudroom design eliminate electronic cable clutter closet design home office custom bulit-in media center mirror placement in design pull out mirror multi-function furniture pantry organization tips organizing tips closet geometry shoe cubbies beautiful custom storage solutions closet accent lighting Chicago closet organizers grouping together food storage items Home Organzing System closet mirror with storage behind custom cabinets comtemporary closet design create illusion of more space with mirrors challenging home organization solutions electronics charging station Kids Room Ideas for Playroom and Bedroom under stairs bike storage new website layout multifaceted office space designing with mirrors creative custom closet design shelving and storage under the stairs award winning garage multifaceted office design open shelving for shoes pantry organization gift wrapping counter top 2014 home decorating ideas Carrie Bradshaw shoe closet ambient lighting tricks to make small spaces feel bigger craft storage room cleaning supply storage furniture for small spaces fold-out ironing board closet remodeling shoe closet antique decorating trends reduce clutter in home utilize space under staircase office organization cedar backed closet cordless lighting fixtures adult and child locker storage utilize pantry space bathroom under stairs chalk board paint in kid's space closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin office wall unit multi-functional entryway Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" reduce clutter contemporary closets master closet design closet organization systems awards drying racks Zillow Digs closetos new website design benches with bins on wheels Laundry Room/Mudroom built in usb cable stations custom garage design solutions shoe storage laundry basket storage closet master closet man cave updates boutique size walk in closet multi-purpose storage kids' closets colorful children's space organization task lighting home office design organized closet create zones with design kids storage and organization ideas multi-use office reach-in closets Home Organizing Tips organized media center vanities staircase sleeping nook master bedroom closet luxurious home office spaces Angies List 2014 Super Service Award dressing room Hafele LED drawer lighting coat hanging pullout media cabinets angled closets walnut and burl inlay Best Of Houzz 2015 Customer Service Award closet organization mudroom custom closets 2014 closet color trends
closetos best of houzz design award 2015
closetos best of houzz service award 2015
closetos angies list award
closetos top shelf awards
ClosetOS Zillow Digs