Using the space in your home effectively is important, especially when space is limited. From small apartments to bijou homes, here are some tips to maximize the space in your home and all can be done relatively cheaply (added bonus!) Choosing to hang your curtains from the ceiling rather than from the walls creates the illusion of a higher ceiling, whilst the floor length curtains also add an element of drama. Using multipurpose furniture is a key element to utilising the space in your home. In this example a table is also used to store paperwork. Another example would be a stool which can also be used as a side table. Using a light colour on the walls and ceiling, is a great way of creating the illusion of more space. Hang artwork or colourful textiles to add interest. Utilize the full length of your room for added storage. Mirrors are a fantastically easy and inexpensive way of creating the illusion of more space in your home. A large, ornate mirror can also add an elegant, distinctive look to an area. Choosing furniture with legs is not only a practical choice (easy to clean under) but it also gives the illusion of space.