Living in a small apartment can create real decorating challenges. You barely have enough storage space, and making a room look spacious is a difficult task.
Even if you have a tiny apartment, you can make it appear twice as big with a few easy tricks. In this article, you will find some simple ideas to make your small apartment look bright and spacious.
A few well placed accessories add to the vibrant color
When decorating a small room, you should always minimize clutter. Show just a few accents and brightly colored accessories to add depth and interest.
In the living room, all you need is a large vase of fresh flowers, a large candle, and one print or painting on one wall to add color while keeping the area open and spacious.
Apartment kitchens can be so small that only one person can be in the room at a time. Keep the table clean by placing small utensils, bread, chips, plates, and other items in the cupboard or kitchen if available.
Give rooms sparingly
In a small apartment, all that is needed in the living room is a sofa, chairs and a coffee table. You may want to place a small bookcase in the corner to hold books, and magazines with a small light above them.
Place furniture on the wall so that the floor space in the middle of the room is wide open and easy to walk through. The bright carpet accents in this area add additional texture and color.
The bedroom may be small too; complete with twin or full size beds, nightstand and chest of drawers. Minimize clutter in this room too, and add color with a large wall decoration.
Let in lots of natural light
Every room looks bigger when filled with natural light. Most apartments have mini blinds, but if you want to make a room look bigger there’s a simple trick that can actually make windows appear bigger.
Hang a curtain rod that is about twice the width of the window; use a thin layer of light or light colored that is pulled back to both sides. You may want to hang the rod near the ceiling to give the impression of a tall window as well.
Light colors visually expand the room
Throughout your apartment, use light colored furniture to make the room look bigger. Dark colors make an area recede; lighter colors visually increase the space.
Consider light sand, pastel peaches, butter yellows, and other light colors for accented upholstery, rugs and curtains. You can add an additional splash of color with pillow and throw accents.
For extra storage and to keep things messy look for plastic storage that can be used under the bed, or buy a coffee table for the living room that contains a drawer underneath.
This way you can keep all the items you don’t use often stored away and out of sight until you need them
Use these tips for you, and you will see that even the smallest apartment will look bright, cheerful, and welcoming.