If you are a professional that has moved to Newcastle for a job change or job location you may find that your new temporary rented accommodation is smaller than you are used to, so in this blog post we have put together some ideas to help you make the most of your new small space. These tips are also great for landlords in Newcastle that are looking to rent out a smaller room or property in Newcastle.

It is a good idea to think up and not our when it comes to storage, shelving is a brilliant way to store more things in your rented property in Newcastle without taking up to much floor space and making your home feel smaller. However, still on the height theme, we would like to let you in on a little known designer secret; by hanging your curtains as close to the ceiling as possible, even in your windows are not that high, you will create a feeling of a taller room which looks larger and more spacious.

Look at new, different and innovative options for your furniture; try to find smart furniture such as beds with storage underneath, sofas that fold out in beds for guests and foot stools that open to hold a secret stash of belongings without taking up any extra room.

It is also possible to double the space in a room with the use of mirrors; by surrounding yourself with mirrors you are creating the illusion of more space in your room. This can work really well in the case of a mirrored back splash in the kitchen.

When it comes to your walls, carpets and furniture opt for neutral colours, as bold or darker colours will quickly make a room look very small and even claustrophobic like. Another good idea is to go for wall and ceiling lighting instead of lamps and floor lighting, not only will you gain space but good lighting will really increase the size of a room or home.

Do you have any other top tips for space saving in a smaller rented property in Newcastle? We would love to hear your ideas.