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InteriorKnow-how 19

From mini to massive: 2 rules to make small rooms look bigger

I recently got lost in the depths of Youtube where I watched countless tiny house documentaries. I’ve crammed all my knowledge into two rules so you can get the most out of your small spaces.

1. Use storage space

Using storage space is a great way to declutter a room and give it more air to breathe. Be brutal and get rid of anything you don’t really need in your home. I’m sure you’ll find the odd clumsy item you could replace with a space-saving 2-in-1 solution.

Small, collapsible pieces of furniture can be stored in the wardrobe and sofa beds double up as a guest bed. The less furniture and knick-knacks you have, the more spacious your home will look.

Multifunctional and collapisble

Three-in-one: A combination mirror, wardrobe and shelf saves precious space. Image: Zuiver
Storage miracles such as the «Turning Table» double up as a cabinet. Image: Menu
  • Estique
  • Estique
  • Estique
CHF 17.50
Umbra Estique
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  • Kandy
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Zuiver Kandy

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  • Turning Table
  • Turning Table
  • Turning Table
CHF 481.–
Menu Turning Table

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  • Tv Tray
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  • Tv Tray
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Wohnling Tv Tray

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  • Futon In A Bag (80 x 200 cm)
  • Futon In A Bag (80 x 200 cm)
  • Futon In A Bag (80 x 200 cm)
Europe & Nature Futon In A Bag (80 x 200 cm)
Perfect for camping or as a guest bed!
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  • Boogie
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Karup Design Boogie

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Hanging and stacking

Wall-mounted magazine holders make space on the floor and are a great way to display magazine covers. Image: House Doctor
«Pegboard Bundy» – a handy shelf and eye-catcher in one. Image: Zuiver

Everything you can store up high makes your floor space look less cramped. Turn nooks into cupboards with a single shelf or use several boards arranged underneath each other to make use of a corner. If you can’t find shelving in the right dimension, it might be worth investing in a made-to-measure piece.

Stacking is another great way to create more space. Think vertical and go for stackable things like storage boxes. Make use of your walls and attach designated attachments for loudspeakers, for example.

  • Magazine Holder
  • Magazine Holder
  • Magazine Holder
CHF 55.90
house doctor Magazine Holder

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  • Pegboard Bundy (wall rack, 90cm, 45cm)
  • Pegboard Bundy (wall rack, 90cm, 45cm)
  • Pegboard Bundy (wall rack, 90cm, 45cm)
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Zuiver Pegboard Bundy (wall rack, 90cm, 45cm)

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  • Tür-Schuhhänger
  • Tür-Schuhhänger
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Zeller Present Tür-Schuhhänger

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  • Brick (11l)
  • Brick (11l)
  • Brick (11l)
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ROOM COPENHAGEN Brick (11l)
The world-famous stone brings order to your home in jumbo format!
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Save-it storage box set of 5
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RIG-TIG by Stelton Save-it storage box set of 5

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Komfort (90 x 200 cm, Cream white)
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müller möbelwerkstätten Komfort (90 x 200 cm, Cream white)

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Stackable couches mean you’re ready for unexpected visitors. Image: Möbel Müller Werkstätten

2. Fake it

All it takes are a few tricks to visually enlarge a room. Go for mirrors and arrange them so that they reflect a window. Transparent furniture is just as effective. They don’t fill up a room and show off anything that’s behind them. A carpet, for example, truly comes into its own when it’s placed beneath a transparent dining table.

Tove (2 x 25 cm)
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Broste Copenhagen Tove (2 x 25 cm)

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  • Katrine
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Furn Katrine

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  • Wilma (140cm)
  • Wilma (140cm)
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Furn Wilma (140cm)

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Mirror add another dimension to your room and create depth. Images: Broste Copenhagen

Stick to a single colour and go with that colour scheme. Bright colours and pastels create a feeling of openness. White is still the number one when it comes to brightness. A monochrome colour scheme is also calming to the eye.

  • Wall Box (15.60cm)
  • Wall Box (15.60cm)
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ferm LIVING Wall Box (15.60cm)

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  • Shelve01 Wandregal mit Schale links (wall rack, 70cm, 19cm)
  • Shelve01 Wandregal mit Schale links (wall rack, 70cm, 19cm)
  • Shelve01 Wandregal mit Schale links (wall rack, 70cm, 19cm)
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Nichba Design Shelve01 Wandregal mit Schale links (wall rack, 70cm, 19cm)

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  • Schuh (31cm)
  • Schuh (31cm)
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Tojo Schuh (31cm)
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White accessories and furniture simulate a large home. Image: Nichba Design

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Pia Seidel, Zurich

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I'm an aesthetics cheerleader who shakes her pom-poms for anthying that is art, design or fashion. When I’m travelling, I love to dive into the magic of new places and seek out the latest trends on the streets or at trade fairs. On a more daily basis, I enjoy decorating my home and listening to podcasts. For instant relaxation, I jog along the beautiful river Limmat – water is my element.

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