Small Room Ideas

Whether it's a small bathroom or small bedroom, make the most out of your small room with ideas on decor, accessories, and more. Get small living room, kitchen, and laundry room ideas, plus discover our selection of furniture and appliances for small spaces.

Big Impact Ideas

Use big impact décor items like mirrors, paint, and more to create a focal point in a small bathroom.

Wall Tiles

Tile an entire wall in your bathroom. Choose tiles that are reflective to give the space a more open feel.

Bathroom Backsplashes


A large mirror is the ultimate statement piece in a small space. It's best to put it just above the vanity, for practicality reasons, and because the light will have a chance reflect off the mirror and make the cramped space brighter.

Bathroom Mirrors


It's best to paint your bathroom with bright colours, which tend to be more reflective. Try a sky blue, emerald, or amber hue.



Complement these big impact pieces with a neutral vanity with lots of storage. Look for vanities with large cabinets that you can add shelving or storage baskets to make the most of your small space.

Bathroom Vanities

Reflect with a Medicine Cabinet

Mirrors are great in small spaces because they reflect light, which makes any room appear larger. A recessed medicine cabinet with mirrors helps expand the feel of the bathroom and offers a storage solution in cramped quarters.

Small Bath, Big Storage

Decluttered Wonder

Bathroom storage can be a mishmash of toiletries, hair accessories, makeup, and jewellery. Adding pull-out cabinets and bins transforms the bathroom's command centre.


Use Unexpected Spaces

Maximize a small space by using every available surface. A door organizer, originally intended as a spice rack for the kitchen, is perfect for storing smaller toiletries in bottles or jars and makes use of otherwise wasted space.

Create Easy Access

Keep frequently used items within reach in the middle of the vanity. Hooks on the sides of the shelf hold jewellery and accessories. Interlocking trays and a woven basket provide additional storage.


Within Reach

Inside the shower, built-in niches add storage and style. Niches can be made by carving between the wall studs and dressing it up with glass mosaic tiles. The sills are the perfect depth for housing bottles and soaps.

Put Storage On Display

A great way to add decor and storage to your small space is with wall shelves. Installed directly on the wall, they are a great place to show off your linens and specialty soaps.


Divide & Conquer

A vanity is ideal for adding storage to a bathroom. While deep drawers are great, they can easily become cluttered. Add trays to separate items and keep drawers organized. These trays keep jewellery from becoming a tangled mess.


Hang It Up

A towel rack near the bathroom door keeps clutter off the floor. Save space with a pull-out towel bar or a double rack. Some even come with a built-in shelf for even more storage space for your small space. Or use your door for added spots to hang your clothing or towels with a wall hook.

Toss Items in a Hamper

Keep dirty towels and clothes off the floor with a pullout hamper on the lower shelf. Designed for the kitchen, this double wastebasket makes a perfect laundry hamper. You can install the unit in a cabinet, which pulls out, so it's easy to load and unload.


Bedroom Storage Ideas

Hidden Storage

Utilize hidden storage space under the bed with wood or plastic containers to store clothes and other items. Some bins come fitted with wheels for easy access.


Built-In Storage

Make your furniture do double time! Use a headboard with shelving or drawer components to store books, magazines, and other items close at hand.


Corner Shelving

Make use of an empty corner with corner shelving. Corner shelving takes up slightly less space than traditional wall shelving.


Transform a Bookcase into a Wardrobe Nook

Transform an old bookcase into a small wardrobe. Add café curtains threaded on a tension rod to conceal certain items while showing off others. Or keep the shelves in and use it to store your shoe collection.

Take a Seat

Enhance a bay window with a bench for seating and extra storage. Choose from either cubby and drawer storage or a flip top, the perfect place to store odds and ends.

Appliances That are the Right Fit

Do you want to update your kitchen but have little room for major appliances? Discover our small space appliances for the tiniest kitchens. Look through our selection of small space appliances, like refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers.

Kitchen Storage Ideas

Hanging Pots

Suspend a hanging rack from the ceiling to display and store pots and pans. Make sure the rack is high enough above the stove to prevent grease from coating them.

Store More In A Tight Place

Inset a Lazy Susan or pullout shelves in bottom cabinets to safely store bakeware and ceramic dishes.


Narrow Storage Solution

Store trays and baking sheets upright with dividers to make better use of narrow spaces.


Shelves On Top Of Shelves

Make use of the space between your ceiling and cabinets. Add shelves to extend your storage space to the ceiling. It is a great spot to store reusable containers or display your serving pieces.


Cross Functional Storage

A kitchen cart doubles as a storage, with shelves on the bottom, and its wood or granite top creates additional counterspace.


Cabinet Door Storage

Add hooks to the inside of your cabinets to hang oven mitts, dish towels, kitchenware, and other items.


Save Counterspace

Small appliances, like microwaves or automatic can openers, can be installed under cabinets to clear up some counterspace.

Extend Your Table

Do you have a small space, but like to entertain? The perfect solution is a drop leaf dining table. Fold down sections of the table to push it against a wall for everyday use, then simply extend it when you have company over.

Go Vertical

In a small space, it is key to draw your eyes upwards towards the ceiling, giving the illusion of high ceilings. Panel curtains will do the trick. Make sure to stay away from dark colours, which will make the room feel closed in.

Layered Lighting

Brighten up your living room with layered lighting. Mix and match with table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling lighting. This will give your living room depth and dimension.

Off the Floor & Out of the Way

Mount a TV and other electronics directly to the wall, or use wall-mounted shelves to free up floor space.

Cozy Small Room Seating

It’s important not to overcrowd small spaces with furniture. There are a couple of ways to offer cozy and functional seating in your living room.


Get that cozy living room feel without taking up space! Loveseats are offered in a variety of colours and fabrics like leather, faux-leather, microfibre, and velvet.



Make use of stools in your living room. Counter-height stools can offer additional seating without taking up a lot of space.


Multi-Function Ottoman

Multi-functional is key to making the most out of your small living room. Ottomans can be used as a table, seating, and storage, they are a triple threat!

Small Space Washer & Dryer

All-In-One Washer And Dryer

The ultimate space save, all-in-one washers and dryers do it all! A combo washer and dryer in one unit, they are the perfect choice for small quarters. They come in a variety of capacities and offer many features.


Stackable Washer And Dryer

When you don’t have a wide space, a stackable washer and dryer is the way to go. The additional floor space can be dedicated to more storage. Leave enough room in between the units to install a pullout shelf for folding laundry.


Small Space Laundry Tips

Technology upgrades to washers and dryers have changed how we do laundry. Before you start a load of laundry, remember these key points.

  • Upkeep: To reduce buildup in a front-load washer dispenser drawer, use only high-efficiency detergent and bleach. Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month.
  • Weight Control: In a front-load washer, wash like-weight items together. Do not mix lightweight delicates with heavy bath towels.
  • Size Matters: Combine large and small items in a load; add large items first.
  • Pillow Talk: Pillows and comforters should not be mixed with other items to avoid an out-of-balance load.
  • Keep it Clean: Clean your front-load washer's drum monthly. Run the clean cycle with one cup of bleach or a cleaner like Affresh to avoid odours.
  • Bolted Down: If you opt to place a stackable dryer above the washer, you will need a stacking kit to safely secure the machines. Some come with a kit, but check before you leave the store.

Making the Most of Your Small Laundry Room

Utilize all the space in your laundry room. The space above your washer and dryer can be used to hang a clothes line for air-dry clothing, or you can install shelving for items like laundry detergent, dryer sheets, cleaning supplies, and more.

Ironing Station

Create an ironing station by installing a recessed hideaway ironing board to save floor space. It can be folded against the wall when not in use, and is easily accessible for when your laundry is complete!

Narrow Storage

Use a narrow space for stacked shelves. Add some baskets to the shelving to corral small items, such as hand towels and mismatched socks, to contain clutter in a tight space.

Create a Closet Laundry Room

Make laundry less of a chore by moving your washer and dryer to a more convenient spot – the closet!

First, determine if your closet is large enough to accommodate the washer and dryer. Adding electricity and plumbing typically involves hiring an electrician and a plumber.

  • Adequate Space: Look for a dryer approved for installation in a compact space like an alcove or closet. Most installation requires a minimum five inch clearance behind the dryer for an exhaust vent with elbow.

  • Venting: most dryers need a vent to the outdoors (not into a wall, attic, or crawl space). Ventless dryers collect moisture into a pan that must be emptied regularly.

  • Gas or Electric: Most compact dryer units are electric, but a gas dryer will likely reduce drying time. For gas models, you’ll need a gas line – contact a utility company to install one. Otherwise, go electric. If your closet is 36 in. deep, a standard-size dryer should fit the space.

  • Power Supply: Properly grounded three-prong receptacles should be within reach of the appliance power supply cord. Hire a licensed electrician to add this or ensure the existing supply meets your needs.

  • Water: Hot and cold water-supply lines, as well as a drain, must feed into the closet. To prevent damaging leaks, choose tear-resistant braided steel hoses. Install a recessed washer box to avoid crimped water lines.

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