Having lived in a tiny house for years, I instantly was drawn to this article. If you haven't flipped through a Canadian House and Home Magazine, you should. The article that caught my attention was called "Hidden Assets".
Notice the floorplan in the bottom right corner. I love how they used the Murphy Bed: the wood they used, painting the interior back wall a different color and the nook on the right side, perfect for whatever book your reading and an alarm clock. This alone shows that small spaces can hold a lot of stuff.
Send me your solutions for small spaces. My renovation helped a little bit but with two big dogs and a husband, things still get a little tight.