Small apartments have their advantages: lower price or rent, easier to clean, and a certain charm. Of course, if you know how to decorate it with taste.
A common mistake people make when decorating flats or small apartments is directing all the focus to functionality and forgetting about design. Nothing is further from reality. Your apartment may be short on space, but that doesn’t mean it should be short on style.
Finding the right balance between functionality and design is of vital importance in creating a space in which one feels comfortable living. When decorating a small apartment one should concentrate on filling it with items that fit their needs and at the same time highlight their personal aesthetic. Follow these decoration tips that we present to you and you will be able to make the most of the space you have and let your personality manifest itself, live big in a small apartment!
Carefully define the separate areas
At first glance, it may seem that the open concept idea is the best option when decorating a small flat. However, this can become overwhelming to look at, and over time, the blurring of the space can make the space look cluttered. Make an effort to define separate areas and give each of them a specific purpose. For example, place coat racks and shoe racks by the door to round off your entryway, or place a table between the kitchen and dining room for easy serving and extra storage.
If you have a particular hobby, don’t be afraid that they play a key role in separating the space. For example an indoor bike rack will allow your bike to be seen outside an internal part of the room instead of just being stored.
Use dual-use furniture
When it comes to a small space, every inch counts. Make the most of the room you have by buying furniture that will do double duty . The bedrooms are the perfect rooms to have multipurpose furniture.
As examples: a trundle bed that can be folded into a sofa when not in use, a wooden cube that serves as both a stool or a magazine rack, a table with a double leaf for when you have guests.
Whichever dual-purpose piece of furniture you choose, be sure to select pieces that are the appropriate size for your space.
Take advantage of the height
If your small house has high ceilings, you can use them to your advantage. Think vertically by decorating with mirrors and tall shelves and curtains mounted above the windows . In this way an optical effect is created that attracts attention and creates the feeling of a larger house.
With these strategies, plus the use of a small love seat and a chest as a coffee table, it will make your living room seem larger and more spacious.
Rethink unused spaces
Have you ever considered the possibility that you may not be using your space in the most effective way possible ?
Challenge yourself by looking around your floor and identifying any “dead spaces” or spaces that currently serve no useful purpose. Think about unused corners and blank walls, and try to figure out ways to use those spaces.
Buy a corner bookcase to have a place to store those books or magazines that you read often.
choose light colors
While rich, dark colors tend to make spaces appear smaller to the eye, light tones open up spaces. Try to use three colors: two, light and bright tones that decorate most of the space. Then add a darker color to make sure things stay visually interesting.
If you can’t live in a world without bold colors, you can find a solution in furniture. Choose a main color and buy or paint all the furniture in this area in the same tone. But beware, too many bright colors in a tiny space can be overwhelming.
Think vertical for kitchen organization
Don’t have a pantry or drawers in your kitchen? Then use the wall or ceiling to increase storage space . Wall hooks, pegboards, and shelves can be used to store kitchen utensils, such as plates, pots, or pans.
You can also use colorful cans, jars or containers to store different utensils and organize them in a decorative and functional way