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Making the most of a smaller place like a studio flat may seem quite the challenge at first, but, once you learn how to organise your space, maximise the storage capabilities and create a functional environment you will be able to love your home and enjoy living there.

International interior designer Rebecca Robeson shares her tips on making the most of your space and your budget and creating a beautiful apartment that looks big, spacious and functional on a budget, without compromising on style or getting rid of all your stuff.

By using mirrors and lights, building your own furniture pieces and creating symmetry, you can drastically transform your space into a pinterest worthy home.

At the same time, moving to a smaller space can be a chance to go through what you own, declutter and get rid of things you don’t need and haven’t used in years.

Best selling author and creator of the KonMari method, Marie Kondo, advocates for only choosing to keep the things that spark joy to you and believes that a tidy organised space will make you feel better about yourself in your day to day life. If when you pick up an item to do the ‘joy check’ you feel a warm feeling then you should keep that item. If you don’t then it can go.

Marie is not only the author of ‘The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up’ but is also training consultants you can hire to come and help you organise your space with the KonMari method all over the world, just in case you need an extra hand.

Once you have made your space look big and beautiful with Rebecca’s tips and gotten rid of any items that do not bring you joy with the KonMari method, you can get to the nitty gritty of storage. Simple things like rearranging the shelf height of your cupboards to fit more groceries, making the most of the storage space under your bed and picking up double duty furniture (like ottomans with storage inside the seat) can make a huge difference.

You can check all these little tips and more in Marissa Laliberte’s Readers Insider article and become a storage queen/king.

So, you see, a beautiful looking and tidy home, no matter what its size is, is definitely achievable once you know the right tips and store everything in a clever and creative way.

What is the first place you want to reorganise in your home now? We are going to say kitchen because that seems easier for now.

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