How to Make the Most Out of Your Small Flat


Have you just moved into your first flat? Decorating your home is one of the most exciting parts of moving in somewhere new and if your flat is small and cosy, then you will want to try and make the most of the limited available space that you have. A beautiful living space does not need to have extremely high ceiling and a tonne of bedrooms and you can make even the tiniest of flats great when you are thoughtful with its design. Here, we are taking a look at how you can maximise the space in your small flat with interior design.


Add Mirrors

An easy way to create the feeling of more space in your home is to add mirrors. Mirrors create the illusion of more space and this is exactly what you will be looking to achieve in a smaller flat. Mirrors trick your eyes into thinking there is more space than there actually is. Add mirrors to bedrooms, hallways, living rooms and even on kitchen cabinets to create a bigger living space.


Bigger is Better

When you are dealing with a smaller space, it is a good idea to invest in a few larger pieces of furniture, rather than lots of smaller pieces. For example, instead of opting for several smaller chairs, why not instead get one large sofa? This will ensure that the space feels larger and grander than it really is!


How to Make the Most Out of Your Small Flat

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Add Artwork to Your Walls

A great way to make the most out of your smaller flat is to add in some gorgeous artwork. Adding in some bright and colourful pieces can really open up a room by acting as the focal point and is a great conversation starter. Artwork provides that finishing touch to a home and adds your personality to it. Fine Art America can provide you with a wide range of stunning prints to choose from and many are already framed so they are ready to hang on your wall as soon as they arrive! You can view their extensive collection by visiting


Add Clever Storage Space

Storage is one of the biggest things that can quickly take up room in what is already a limited space and so for this reason it is a good idea to add clever storage space. This is essentially creating storage space but without adding all of the extra bulk to the room. This can be opting for tall shelving units instead of wide shelf sets or purchasing furniture that includes hidden storage under it.


Keep Consistent

When you are working with a smaller space, it is important that you keep the same flow of consistency throughout the home. In a smaller space, you won’t need to sacrifice your personal taste, but you should try and ensure that it is more concise. Consistent themes throughout a small flat add calm and uniformity to a room and can make tiny space seem much more open.


We hope these tips helps and that you are now on your way in decorating your own home sweet home.


*This is a collaborative post.


Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 01/06/2018 / 11:59 am

    Excellent tips and that picture is really unusual and very striking 🙂

  2. 01/06/2018 / 1:10 pm

    Great tips you have here, Su. I find that placing furniture against the wall makes a room look more spacious.


  3. 01/06/2018 / 3:25 pm

    Fabulous tips! We followed almost all of these in our first apartment except for mirrors! I wish we could have hung mirrors without damaging the walls. We hung everything else with command strips because they were lighter than mirrors.
    Thanks for sharing! #FabFridayPost

    • 02/06/2018 / 1:56 pm

      That’s a great tips. Never thought of command strips. Mirrors are expensive. I also had just one mirror in our flat.

  4. 01/06/2018 / 6:56 pm

    Mirrors work so well at making places look bigger and can be art installation in their own right. Once was fascinated by about 40 diverse retro mirrors on the wall of a pub loo. Storage can be so clever and I think we can learn lots from retro caravans on that score. Art is essential – I never feel at home without art on the wall including a painting from my late Dad of my old college – very precious. Some fab tips in this post #FabFridayPost

    • 02/06/2018 / 2:07 pm

      I haven’t heard of the 40 diverse retro mirrors on the wall of a pub loo before, but I’m intrigued. I love art. I too can’t live without it. Your Dad is very talented. x

  5. Mother of 3
    02/06/2018 / 6:04 pm

    I often put mirrors in places that they’ll reflect the natural light streaming in the window. Bringing the outdoors in makes the spaces seem roomier. Great tips. #FabFRidayPost

  6. 03/06/2018 / 9:28 am

    Great tips. Reading posts about the home always inspires me to declutter!! #FabFridayPost

  7. 03/06/2018 / 10:46 am

    These are really good tips! Will definitely use these in our small rooms! #FabFridayPost

  8. 03/06/2018 / 7:58 pm

    As usual Su, these are all great tips. I love that photo you used. In our new home, we are working on where to hang pictures, where to paint walls… this will help! #frabfridaypost

    • 03/06/2018 / 8:33 pm

      Oh yes! Paintings like this would go nicely with your new home perfectly. Do take a photo of your lovely wall and share it with us when you finished. xx

  9. 03/06/2018 / 9:15 pm

    Fab tips, this will be useful for me as we don’t have much space in my flat and with kids, storage is important X #fabfridaypost

  10. 07/06/2018 / 12:57 pm

    Some fab tips here, Sue – we love seeing the clever ways people come up with to maximise small spaces, especially communal/shared ones (family or other housemates)! Another good idea is to make use of your walls, not just for beautiful artwork and mirrors but as a storage solution which doesn’t impact floor space. Floating shelves FTW!

  11. Tracey Mitchell
    13/06/2018 / 10:41 am

    I love that picture so striking.

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