“A small livingspace can be your headquarters for a fun and healthy life. Here’s some creative ideas!” – Zoomy
Apartment living can be challenging. You need to be clever to find enough space to do all the things you’d like to do in a small livingspace.
No mater how tight your quarters, you have options however. If you have a clear, 4’x6’ spot in front of your couch or bed, you can transform it into a multi-purpose area to give you benefits of a much larger living space.
Use An Area Rug To Define Your Multi-Purpose Space
A rug enables you to see the boundaries of your multi-use space. We’re talking about an area rug here, not wall-to-wall carpeting. (Although you could put an area rug on top of one for this design purpose.)
Ideally, your rug should be both comfortable and durable. It should look good, but be able to absorb some creative activism on your part!
Choose an area rug with a pattern to take the focus off your small livingspace. Your eye will be drawn to the rug when you enter the room, not to the room’s dimensions.
To expand your creative thinking muscles, read about how to Visualize Like an Artist in our previous ZoomShack blog post.
A Multi-Purpose Landing Pad for Creativity
Like a magic carpet that can whisk you off to far-away lands, your multi-purpose area is an open invitation to express your creativity in a small livingspace.
You could use your multi-purpose area to: have a picnic; swing from a hammock; color or draw a picture; use as an auxiliary office; do yoga; work out; lounge and read a book; play cards; work on a jigsaw puzzle; play board games with friends; or even host a tea party!
When it comes to choosing what to do in your multi-purpose space, the only limit is your imagination!
Color Your Way to Bliss in Your Small Livingspace
Even if you’re not an artist, sometimes nothing is as relaxing as moving around some colored pencils or charcoal sticks on a piece of paper or a coloring book. The rapidly growing trend of adult coloring books, is a great tactic for relieving stress, being in-the-moment, and, generally, having fun!
Relax and Replenish
When you have time off, it’s rejuvenating to simply not do very much of anything. Puzzles, reading and swinging in a hammock are some of our favorite ZoomShack options with which to wind down after a long day.
Enjoy a Big Game Night in Your Small Livingspace
Remember those old board games that you used to play as a kid? They’re still out there and they’re still fun!
Getting together with friends doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Host a Game Night and ask friends to bring their favorite game to share, along with some easy-to-make fruit drinks in a pitcher.
Get Physically Active in your Small Livingspace!
When your mind is fatigued and you don’t feel like being creative, using your muscles can put you on the fast track for physical well being.
You don’t need to go to the gym to get physically fit either. Throw a few yoga mats on the rug and you’ve got yourself a private yoga studio.
Want to build muscles? It doesn’t take much room to stash a few hand weights or exercise bands. Before you know it, you’ll be making gains in no time.
Your Multi-use Space Can Double as a Dining Room
Even if you have a designated dining area in your small livingspace, it’s a nice change to mix it up when you have company over. Invite your foodie friends over for cocktails, a picnic, or dessert and hone your entertaining skills.
We would love it if you would share your ideas on how you would use your multi-purpose area in your small livingspace!
Please share your photos and examples on our ZoomShack Facebook Page. And our ZoomShack Pinterest Page has a lot of great ideas to draw from as well.
🌴 Check out Zoomy’s posts on social media for easy, fascinating and inexpensive ideas for your Living Space Transformation!