Decorating for Small Apartment

Small apartments have their upsides – lower rent, often a closer proximity to bustling downtown areas, and a certain irreplaceable cozy charm. That is, if you know how decorate. One misconception that people often fall prey to when decorating tiny apartments is that all the focus should be on functionality rather than design. That sentiment could not be further from the truth. Your apartment may be short on space, but that doesn’t mean it has to be short on style. Rather, it’s finding the right balance between the two is critically important to creating a space that you’ll be comfortable living in for the foreseeable future. You need to focus on filling your home with items that fit your needs while highlighting your personal aesthetic. Follow these decorating tips that ensure that you make the most of the space you have while still letting your personality come through. While you may think it’s difficult to decorate a small apartment.

  • When dealing with a small space, every inch counts. Make the most of the room you have by investing in furniture pieces that will do double duty. Rather than trying to work your space around furniture, focus on buying pieces that will work with you. Bedrooms are the perfect rooms to have multi-purpose furniture. Look at these 40 ways to make your small bedroom look bigger. Consider a trundle bed that can be folded into a sofa when watching TV, a hollow ottoman that can be used for can be used for storage, or a dining table with a built-in leaf that will make it much easier to entertain guests.

  • Whichever duel-purpose furniture you choose, make sure to select pieces that are size-appropriate to your space. Overstuffed models will only serve to make your living space look even smaller. Don’t worry too much about finding sofas that are daintily-scaled, many companies like Smart Furniture and Apt2B specialize in creating furniture that is fit for micro-living situations.Most of you are probably looking for clever ways to enhance the space in your home, which is why we decided to compile this post. Every photo below is linked to the original article, where you will find plenty of images and information about each of the small apartments featured. And for space-saving furniture ideas, be sure to check out our favorite space-saving furniture for small apartments.Even though there is no specific formula when it comes to designing a small home or room, there are a few keys to success. Painting your walls in bright colors, utilizing unconventional hidden storage (such as this underbed box from The Container Store), embedding multi-purpose furniture. Most rooms in a small apartment serve multiple functions. This room is an office by day and a bedroom by night.

    Rather than make the office look like a bedroom or the bedroom look like an office, different wall treatments give each area its own distinction. Jaunty gray-and-white stripes climb the office wall, cross the ceiling, and meet a romantic butter yellow next to the bed. The multihue pattern of the Roman shade and red accents sprinkled on both sides of the space pull everything together. Small spaces create opportunities for big surprises. Seize a tiny nook and use it for personal expression to signal your design attitude. There's nothing to overlook in this tight entry, for example. A love of eclectic style and bold colors is proudly displayed in this hallway, which features graphic geometric wallpaper, an ornate gold mirror, and a punchy red-painted chair for an in-your-face look. (Consider removable wallpaper, a more rental-friendly option.) This kind of decor statement doesn't have to echo loudly though the entire apartment, but you could repeat whispers of it in a single motif, piece of art, or color in other areas.

  • When you have a vague space with little or no definition, you have to create functions within it. In a small apartment living space, this can be particularly challenging. Start with small-scale pieces, and look for furniture that can serve multiple functions. In this living space, for instance, wing chairs sit at the dining table, or they can be pulled into the lounging area. A footstool also comes to the table as extra seating. The lounging area is anchored by a low credenza that houses the television and electronics. A tall bookcase demarks the dining area. Dividing the two is a stately indoor tree. A once-featureless rectangular area now has two clearly defined purposes, with furniture that can serve both.

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