It’s getting trendier to live in small apartments that are functional, stylish, and full of character. After all, these small spaces are places you can truly personalise and call your own. But whether you fly solo with your very own bachelor pad or you’re furnishing a freshly minted small apartment with the love of your life, here are some brilliant ideas for your inspiration.
1. Use furniture with exposed legs
Furniture with skirts or boxy legs tend to look squat, fat, and clunky. To give the illusion of more space, get furniture with slim and exposed legs.
2. Place mirrors where they will reflect the most light
Place mirrors across windows where the light will shine in and reflect off. This brightens a small room and makes it look more spacious than it really is.
3. Paint with light hues
While dark colours are seen as bolder, they make a room appear small and dim. Use pale colours such as white, cream, ivory, light greys, and pastels. This keeps the room light, bright, and open.
4. Double Duty Furniture
Get furniture that provides you with more than one function. Use a vintage trunk as a coffee table and a neat space to throw in your odds and ends, or invest in an ottoman chair with built-in storage.
5. Go big or go home
Most people think that a smaller space means a smaller furniture, but that’s not always true. Avoid using small pieces of décor, which would make your small space messy and difficult to maintain. Instead, invest in a signature piece of furniture like a bright coloured sofa, or even a large beanbag to keep the space uncluttered and neat.
6. Hide away your furniture
Get furniture that that be hidden away. Some of these include fold away beds, slide away tables, and stowaway seats. With the recent injection of these functional, space saving furniture into the market, there’s a whole plethora of choices to choose from!
7. What’s up?
No space? Look upwards. In a country where space is always a premium, we’ve resorted to building our apartments upwards. You can apply the same principle in your home by getting shelving that lines your walls up to your ceiling.
8. Raise your bed for extra storage
Beds take up a lot of floor space. Raise your bed by adding risers that will give a few more inches of storage under your bed. Then, place flat storage boxes underneath to tuck away extra blankets, winter clothing, or even items of sentimental value.
Looking for more great ways to beautify your home? Check out this blog post that will take you through three crucial steps to help you design your own space. Otherwise, nothing beats getting a professional interior designer to make your dream home a reality. Feel free to contact us here, we’d be happy to help!
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