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How to make the most of a small room

Dealing with small rooms can be challenging, but with a little clever thinking, you can make the most of your space and have a functional and beautiful room. Here are our best ideas to expand that small space of yours.


The Right Colours
When it comes to small rooms, colour is more important than you think. Opting for lighter colours can make the room feel larger, while darker colours can have the opposite effect. If you’re struggling with a small room painting your walls white, cream or pastel can give the illusion of a larger room.

Maximise Your Storage
In a small room, choosing the proper storage can make a massive difference. Look for furniture that can do double duty. Wall-mounted shelves are a great way to store items with the added benefit of not taking up floor space.

One of our personal favourites for double duty is Mustard Made. With all shapes and sizes, they can be used as bedside tables, wardrobes - whatever you want them to be! The smaller models also fit perfectly under moderately sized desks. All this and they’re so cute! If you’re looking at how to the most of a small room - then Mustard made is for you!

Browse the selection of Mustard Made Lockers here.

how to make the most out of a small room - mustard made locker used as a bedside table


Not only do mirrors help with your outfit and hair, they are also a great way to create the illusion of more space in a small room. A large mirror on one of your walls will reflect light in the room and make your room feel more open. Smaller mirrors can also be used for decoration or a lesser version of this effect.

how to make the most of a small room - arch mirror

The Right Furniture

When it comes to furniture, you need to make sure you aren’t being too ambitious! Ensuring it is appropriately sized is extremely important as oversized furniture can make a room feel more closed and give you less room for activities. Another important thing to consider when it comes to furniture is choosing minimal pieces for the room to avoid clutter and to really make the most of your space.

how to make the most of a small room - mustard made the skinny locker inbetween hanging rack and potted plant

Let Natural Light Shine

Natural light could be the missing key to changing that cramped room vibe. Opting for clear windows and curtains or blinds that let in more natural light can make a huge difference in how big the room feels.

how to make the most of a small room - foem planter beside a window

Add a Bit of Spice

Just because a room is small doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Making the space your own can make the room feel like it has way more space in it.  Adding artwork, rugs, or whatever else you desire will make the room more inviting and aesthetically pleasing. Just be sure not to overdo it - too many decorative items can make a small room feel cluttered. Balance in everything!

Our full collection of wall art here.

how to make the most of a small room - lovers wall art

Illuminate Your Space

Natural light won’t cut it all the time. Look for lighting options that provide ample light without taking up too much space. This is all up to personal preference and there are endless options that can be used here such as bedside lamps, hanging lamps and fairy lights.

Browse our full collection of lighting here.

nkuku floor glass lamp

So.. How to make the most of a small room?

With a little creativity and some smart design choices, you can make the most of a small room and make it feel even larger. Remember to keep things simple, maximise storage and have a little fun with it!
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