Making The Most of Living in a Small Apartment

For most people, living in a smaller space than you’d like is simply a fact of life, especially in London. There are many reasons you might find yourself living in a smaller apartment. Rent in London is at an all time high, and so you may find that a smaller flat is all you can afford. This is doubly true if you’re buying your first home: getting on the property ladder might involve the compromise of squeezing your life into a smaller space.

If you’re looking at buying your first home, you might to choose to live in smaller, cheaper rooms than you can afford in order to save more money for a deposit.

Whatever the reason, here are some ways to make the most of the a constricted living space.

Let the Light In                    

Lighting can completely change how you perceive a room: having subtler blinds for windows rather than heavy curtains not only gives you more room, but lets more light into the room when they’re open, and frees up space around the windows. This makes the room feel less crowded and larger.

Track lighting is a popular alternative to freestanding lamps, which again cuts down the amount of clutter in your limited space. You can design the lighting tracks to run where you need them to light the room most effectively, visually extending the space with multiple small light sources.


“Books do furnish a room” as the saying goes, but bookcases are bulky items that can make a room feel claustrophobic.

Moving to a smaller home is an ideal time to declutter, whether you sell some of your old keepsakes on ebay, donate them to charity shops or, if you’re planning to move to a larger space, keep them in storage. When you’re moving in London storage is an essential thing to look into, whether it’s a temporary solution to ease the burden on moving day or a longer term arrangement.

Make Your Furniture Work Overtime

From simple under-bed storage, to this BADA piece that’s a desk, table or sofa depending on what you need, choose furniture that adds value in your small home.

Whether that’s by browsing IKEA for a shelving unit you can fit behind the door in the bathroom, to having furniture made to measure for an awkwardly sized bedroom, you can find something that will help you get the most out of your space.

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