15 Affordable and Effective Small Room Ideas to Transform Any Space

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Whether you have a small home that needs some overall planning to maximise space, or a problem room that just doesn’t work for your needs, these affordable small room ideas will help to transform any space!

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Not everyone is blessed with a house with large rooms, and if you sometimes feel your small rooms are a pain and you wish you could do more to make the living space bigger, you’re not alone!


From dual purpose furniture to space-saving brilliance, these easy small room ideas are genius!

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Small Room Ideas That Really Work!

#1. Use a Bedside Corner Shelf

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Image: Apartment Therapy

If space is tight in your bedroom and you don’t have room for a bedside table this idea for a corner shelf at the bedside from Apartment Therapy is a neat one.

#2. Shelves as Bedside Tables

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Image: Lushome

Another simple but effective bedroom trick is building shelves up the wall that you can double up to use as a bedside table space too, like this idea from Lushome.

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#3. Fill Unused Spaces

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Image: Truly Lovely Life

Corner spaces that are too small for furniture make the ideal space for floating shelves or for fitting corner shelves as Truly Lovely Life did.

Here’s a video tutorial showing how to build a similar bookcase

#4. Use Spaces Above Doors

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Image: The 2 Seasons

Use space above doors for shelving to create more storage options, for example like The 2 Seasons created for themselves in this bathroom example. Perfect for storing extra towels or items that aren’t needed on a daily basis.

#5. Under Bed Storage

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Image: Vanilla Joy

Maximise storage by using under bed space, for example, buy or create your own storage tubs on wheels to roll in and out from under the bed or use vacuum pack storage cases where you vacuum out the air to make them super flat.

We love this idea from Vanilla Joy where they made a platform bed based on an Ikea Expedit bookcase at the endn of the bed for extra storage.

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