Decorating small spaces can be challenging, but even the most compact areas in your home have the ability to be transformed. The key to maximising your interior space lies in striking the right balance between functionality and aesthetic. If you are looking to capitalise on your modest home, here are a number of expert tips to ensure you can live large in small spaces.

Smart Storage Solutions

When you’re faced with limited space at home – organisation is key. Watch ahead as Metricon Interior Designer Nicole Boeyen shares her advice on innovative storage solutions.

To declutter your home and maximise bedroom floor space, Nicole suggests moving your dresser inside the wardrobe. This approach ensures that the unused space inside the wardrobe is utilised, and that you can now create a reading nook or study zone in the area where the dresser was originally located.
In the kitchen, the central hub of the home, vertical organisation offers a versatile approach to maximising storage and arranging a compact area. Make use of stackable baskets to store kitchen essentials and to reduce clutter on the bench.

Utilising wall space is another great storage hack. By installing floating shelves to store books, photo frames, artwork and trinkets, you save on using limited floor space while also adding visual appeal to your walls.

Less is More

While it may be a cliché, when it comes to interior styling in smaller spaces – less is always more. Nicole highlights that when putting together a room, it is important to select a bold statement piece as a central focus and thematic starting point. Choosing a statement piece makes good design sense, and delivers more impact than a selection of smaller, scattered accessories. Watch below as Nicole discusses key factors to consider when styling compact interiors.

When styling a room, Nicole suggests grouping accessories or decorative items in groups of three, and encourages working with objects in varying colours, shapes, heights and textures for added appeal. Clustering objects of different heights together adds depth to your interior while also creating an engaging visual.


Pepper Your Space with Greenery

Greenery is an underrated feature in most spaces, evoking a sense of calm and relaxation. Succulents, ferns, cacti and artificial plants have the ability to add a welcome dash of colour to your indoors. Watch ahead as Nicole shares her ideas around styling greenery in the home.

Plants are particularly effective when it comes to creating focal points in your living room. If you’re looking to maximise space in a visual sense, use the approach of purchasing one large statement plant. Another winning technique for integrating greenery and saving on floor space is to utilise hanging baskets for your plants. According to Nicole, this also helps soften the hard lines of the room and creates a more inviting space.

Don’t let small spaces deter you from achieving your interior styling goals. Use our expert tips and ideas to ensure you take advantage of the available space in your home. For more inspiration, tips and ideas, visit the Metricon Lookbook and Gallery section.