Living and working in a small space may not be for everyone. Still, it is a good idea for people who want to cut down on costs, owning things and their environmental impact. Plus, there is something quite cozy about living in a small space. It feels as if you are letting go of your worries because you don’t have a huge space to maintain. It might even only take you an hour to clean the place, from top to bottom. All you have to focus on is working and living. Of course, there are tips and strategies to make your small quarters feel more spacious.
Mirrors are multi-functional. They help you ensure you look decent, but they can also make a small space appear larger. If you have a well-placed and oversized mirror, it can fool the eye while reflecting more light needed to brighten up a room. Plus, a decorative mirror always gives a more polished finish to any room. You don’t need a larger space, you just need a large mirror.
Get rid of stuff
If you live in a smaller space, you’re going to have to stop accumulating things you don’t need or use. To illustrate, you might need just one set of plates instead of two. You’ll find that once you start giving or throwing away unused items that you won’t even miss them.
When you’re running your home business, all you need is a desk, good lighting and comfortable seating. If you just can’t part with everything, you can always place items in a storage facility for future use such as winter clothing and blankets or pieces of art. Your belongings must match the size of your space. You don’t want to walk into a room full of clutter.
Enjoy smaller furniture
Using large furniture in a small space will make your home feel tighter. Instead, invest in smaller furniture such as desks and kitchen tables. You can still purchase furniture that makes your home feel like a home. They just need to be in the right size so that you have space to move around. When it comes to your desk, get something that also offers storage space.
Practice by living and working in an RV or Airstream
If you want to truly immerse yourself in a smaller living space, you might try living in an RV or airstream. According to an article on Outdoorsy, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh created an Airstream RV community in downtown Las Vegas where he lives. He moved there from the suburbs in 2014 and enjoys it because he gets to see his neighbors more. In fact, an increasing number of people are choosing to live in their RVs and Airstreams full time. It offers a freedom you just can’t get with a mortgage. Hsieh is worth $840 million. You can be sure he does some work within his Airstream RV.
Working in a smaller space is easy to do with the right furniture and storage. Plus, you have fewer distractions than you would in a larger home.