Decades ago, the typical goal was always to have a bigger space, a bigger house, and so on. It's like a status symbol. These days, it's not about the size of your home or your living space because it no longer implies your achievements and success. It is merely a lifestyle choice.
As people move away from being materialistic and towards practicality, living in small spaces has become more common. Maybe you just want to live simpler, or change your habits and challenge yourself. Don’t worry, having a small space doesn’t mean sacrificing the nice things in life. With just enough of a budget, you can easily style your home and make it feel like a castle.
Have furnishings that go double-duty
Having a small space means finding the opportunity to experiment on cool foldable furniture pieces or getting creative with storage compartments. Invest in shelves as they can be used to add storage spaces or as borders or room partitions.
Plan out the furniture that you’d like to buy, including small luxuries like the ones you see on Instagram or websites. Furniture like this can help spruce up your home in ways that are practical and space-efficient.
Living on the go
For people who are always on the go or don't have the time to sit in their home or fill up the space, having a smaller home makes things easier. Who has time to go through huge rooms just to get a midnight snack or coffee in the morning, right? What do you need that extra room for if you’re not going to make use of it anyway?
Having a small space saves time and energy, which makes it ideal for busy people. You don’t stay in your home for long periods of time anyway, so why go through the trouble of filling up and maintaining a huge space?
Less is more
Simplicity is key. You don’t have to go all out fretting to have a big table because how else will you fit that into your home? As long as you understand your needs, you’ll be fine. After all, if you’re going to pay for your living space furniture and decoration, it has to be appropriate to your home and functional at the same time. Do you really need that big expensive dining table if you’re just one person living in a small space? Of course not.
Remember not having to walk through huge empty rooms just to get coffee? Yes. That’s it. Having a small space keeps you in control of your surroundings. This means that you know where to get everything because you actually see everything. Plus you don’t need much effort moving from one room to another —this is a win for the lazy. *wink*
Small spaces are meant to be budget-friendly because you are meant to spend only on the things that you actually need. You don’t have to splurge on the extra decorative pieces to fill up an empty shelf that goes on that bare wall in a wide empty room. In fact, you are obliged to declutter your home every once in a while because you need to make space. This keeps you away from having unnecessary things in your home and teaches you to live a more practical life.
Having a small space means you are able to save money from the maintenance of your home. Replacing your roofing or repainting your walls will definitely be cheaper compared to doing so in bigger homes. You can probably eyeball an issue before anything major comes up since it is easier to monitor every nook and cranny, so you can prevent further damage.
You can keep yourself from feeling lonely because you won’t ever feel like your house is empty. You don’t have to go to extreme lengths to fill up your space because your home already feels cosy and full with just the essentials.
Now that you’ve realised some of the perks of living in small spaces, do you still think that having a huge space is better?