Is it just me or do you feel like apartments are getting smaller?
Well, you're not wrong. They are getting smaller as architects and builders try to get as much out of the land possible. But don't worry, we have ways of making things seem much bigger and brighter, and that includes your apartment.
1) Go to the light
Your eyes are drawn to the light in the space, and will look for a place to rest, so clear out the shadows, and let the light in with some gorgeous curtains, a light, beautiful restful artwork, and soft colours that create a sense of breath.
2) Put it away
Our awareness of feeling claustrophobic can come from the eye having too much to take in when you enter a space. Get some storage solutions, and put your mess away. Try and put the item away after you're finished using it, so it becomes a habit. It is so much nicer to walk into an uncluttered space.
3) Mirrors aren't just for looking into
A clever use of a mirror can create the sense of more space, and create more light in a room. They are a cheap and easy way to add more space to your room. They can go into any room in your apartment and they create more light. Plus you can always check you look in whatever room you're in.
4) Colour me happy
A splash of colour can go a long way to adding personality and something to focus on in a small space. Perhaps it's a single cushion in a fabulous fabric or an arresting shade, but use it wisely and it can add depth and fun to a small space.
5) Double duty to the rescue
When buying furniture for your apartment, consider buying something that does more than one job. A bed with storage, a coffee table with storage, a table that expands to a dining table, or a sofa bed. There are endless solutions now, so don't just pick a piece for one reason. Ask it what else it brings to your space.
There are endless ways to make the most of your space, even if it is tiny, so don't be disheartened, just make your space, and your furniture work a little harder for you and you will soon reap the benefits.
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