When it comes to kitting out small spaces in our homes, IKEA is the place to go for oodles of inspiration on clever multifunctional storage ideas and brave layout choices for limited proportions. This selection of super small room designs by the Swedish firm is yet another set of excellent ideas to re-educate us on how to approach this type of space.
Take this lounge for example; what might at first appear as a tight squeeze for a modest sofa and television set, transforms into a cool new approach to lounging that is complete with not one, but two viewing areas for television/movies/games, and copious amounts of storage.
This bedroom idea that incorporates a walk-in wardrobe has to be one of my favorites. Many people love the idea of a designated closet area, and cleverly arranged freestanding wardrobe systems can make it work on a budget.
A communal living situation thrives with practical screening ideas around bunk beds for privacy, and carefully considered shelving and sorting systems.
A compact apartment sees the installation of a loft bed frame to allow maximum floor space for daytime use as a lounge and play area.
This kitchen encourages us to think vertically, with banks of cupboards reaching far higher than any typical culinary space. Just make sure you don't store your everyday crockery at the top!
A tiny bathroom turns into a bathing and laundry space, concealing the utilities neatly behind a curtain.