closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana


>> Blog Home


organize shared closet space closet design organized closet contemporary closets award winning garage hiding wires with design garage organization tricks to make small spaces feel bigger dressing room custom closets craft storage room reduce clutter in home bright color home decorating office wall unit cover up computer and lighting wires utilize pantry space closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin garage cabinets Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" shoe closet design tips multi-use office elegant prints fro home challenging home organization solutions pullout media cabinets Closet Os Overview master organizer pantry organization multi-functional mudroom design media storage solutions shared closet organization closet mirrors vertical and horizontal storage space home office organization build in storage shoe closet attic storage ideas incandescent and compact fluorescent boutique size walk in closet task lighting cordless lighting fixtures Closets: closet os video kids' closets angies list super service awards mudroom create zones with design makeup vanities mahogany melamine look ambient lighting bedroom wall unit pantry storage options 2014 closet color trends master closet design eliminate electronic cable clutter gift wrapping counter top Chicago closets custom cabinets office organization Top Shelf Industry Design Awards furniture for small spaces multi-functional office and storage led melamine textures gloss cabinet drawers custom storage solutions ultimate garage reach in closets patterned glass and mirrored doors Chicago closet organizers garage design multifaceted office design loset organization home office design attic closet solutions Home Organzing System closet organization ribbon storage ideas remote controlled lighting mirror placement in design organized media center family activity area closet os awards built in usb cable stations closet remodeling walnut and burl inlay designing with mirrors closet organization systems awards man cave updates maximize closet storage closet master closet closet organizing systems video interior design trends custom garage design solutions brass hardware Home Organizing Tips Home and Garage Organization garage shelving full length vertical drape small windows reorganize clutter master bedroom closet gift bag storage spaces angie's list award multifaceted office space comtemporary closet design organizing tips multi-function furniture reach-in closets antique decorating trends beautiful custom storage solutions designing around obstacles closet lighting Closet Design Tips create illusion of more space with mirrors 2014 home decorating ideas vanities spring closet cleaning customer service gift wrapped storage station closet organization tips reduce clutter vintage garage design create a wood texture look with melamine custom wall units cedar backed closet creative custom closet design hiding fuse box in closet pre-built cabinets multi-use office entryway pull out mirror


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter


Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Tricks To Make Small Spaces Feel Bigger

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

If you happen to live in a house that has a couple of bedrooms and a garage, perhaps even a basement and/or attic, then you have lots of places to put your “stuff”. And that makes it easy to buy “great deals” when you find them or add to your collection of holiday decorations on a whim.

But what if you don't have all that space? Where do you put not only the things you love, but your shoes and shirts? And how do you make the space “feel” spacious and comfortable without having stacks of items on every surface?

off white work play area work media space

Here are some great tips to achieve just that:

Create Zones

-Give some thought to the things you do and create space accordingly. Do you need space to work and if so, how much? Would you like a designated space for dining? There has to be a sleep zone, and a zone for relaxing is always nice.

-As you identify these, group your personal belongings accordingly and then incorporate visual cues like paint colors, floor rugs, even pieces of furniture spaced strategically to divide the zones in to their appropriate areas.

Trick Your Eye Into Seeing More Space

-Mirrors are a terrific and simple way to do this. They can be small or large. Wall mounted or sitting on tables. Singular or grouped together. You can place them on the wall at window height to create the illusion that there actually is a window in the spot. It expands the space. You can even put a large mirror on the wall next to the side of  your bed so it looks like an entrance to another room.

horizontally hung mirrors  multiple mirror wall grouping

-Hang curtain rods at ceiling height and hang curtains that are the full height regardless of where a window starts and stops. The vertical visual creates the illusion of bigger.

-Place your lighting strategically so your eye goes to different heights and locations in the space. You can do this by combining the use of floor lamps, table lamps and wall sconces.

Use Furniture That Multi-Functions

-A bench that also works as a table or tables that can be used as seating. Murphy (or Wall) beds are terrific space savers and the design options offered today are quite diverse. There's actually a Wall Bed that also serves as a desk. It's amazing. Here's a link to a video if you'd like to see it in action:

wall bed

Build In Storage At Every Opportunity

-Display space is nice, but not as important as storage when space is tight. Keep in mind that you can “go up”, meaning that you can use the walls as “vertical storage” with shelving or cabinetry.

-Using baskets and boxes helps keep things looking nice and stylish while still functional and increasing overall storage capacity.

Combining even a few of these tips into your living space, whether large or small, will help you feel better, find things more easily and live life more stylishly.

And consider customization because custom storage options make use of every inch of space and can be personalized to fit almost any purpose. Give us a call if you'd like some help figuring out custom storage solutions for your living space.


Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems