Being in a small room can have a claustrophobic feeling. Even though this might not be much of a concern to you, you always want to have plenty of furniture and loads of room. At the moment, that might not work out for you. With heavy cash constraints, moving into a new and bigger apartment might not even be in your plans at the time. However, there is a way that could allow you and your guests to settle for a balance in your small apartment. This is by making it look bigger.
For most people, this would mean taking down walls and reconstructing the whole space. But this is not the point here. Instead, you could use some clever and highly efficient tricks to give your home a seemingly bigger and much more spacious feel than usual. Nothing expensive. Just moving a couple of things around.
Space things out
The worst part about this tip is that you might have to bundle out some of the things that you do not use. With that aside, start by pushing most of the furniture against the wall. It gives you more moving space within the room. You can also try angling your bed or floating the sofa in the living room and placing a small console behind it. The goal is to have breathing space between your furniture. In turn, this culminates into a more spacious feeling.
Play around with hues
One of the best ways to make a smaller room appear larger is by letting sufficient amounts of light in. For this, you can have large windows which are costly to install or, you could just paint with light color paint hues. Go for bright colors like white cream and the pale hues of gray and blue. While dark colors boggle down on the room, bright ones help to accentuate and make the room look bigger. The only problem is, you cannot have an all-white interior. So using the different hues will give you a much more interesting outcome.
Make use of multifunctional pieces
One of the best and most useful assets that you can have in your little and small apartment is multifunctional furniture. You do not have the space to fit in a coffee table and dining table. So you go for something that cuts across. You can try an ottoman that has a built-in storage. You can use the ottoman as the table the storage to tuck away the blankets or other items like books.
Make use of mirrors
The best and fastest way to make a small apartment look bigger is to have mirrors. The bigger, the better. As much as you might not want a wall-to-wall arrangement, you can lean an oversized, full-length mirror against one wall. You can also have multiple mirrors hang on the walls to give you a better and more appealing look.
Making a room look better does not have to be a costly experience. For most people, it always is. There is breaking down of walls and tearing into furniture and what not. However, you could make your case a walk in the park with these simple steps. They are pretty simple, easy to execute.
1.Use Space Sparingly
Living in a smaller apartment means that you will be having less space than usual. In other words, space is the highest luxury. If you splurge around use up the space in the wrong way, you will not be satisfied. That is to say, if you live in a small apartment, do not fool yourself that you can have all the furniture pieces that you would have in a 200 ft.² home. You will have to learn how to use space sparingly, and how to use it in the right way. Also, you will have to learn which furniture pieces are essential and which can be cut out so that you have more space.
Another really important aspect when it comes to furniture in a small space is that you have to be creative when it comes to the use of furniture. If you can think of various uses of the certain piece of furniture, make sure that you make the most of that furniture piece. In this way, you will save the unnecessary expenses of buying your furniture, but you will also create the feeling of having more space.
4.Storage Space Is Essential!
While we are at it, to avoid mess you should have enough storage space. If you live in a smaller apartment storage space is essential. This will help you hide all your things in such a way that it doesn’t leave the impression of living in chaos.