To decorate a small apartment can be challenging. You don’t want it to appear too small or cluttered, which calls for well-planned and efficient use of whatever space is available. And to simultaneously not lose on style is another challenge. What it takes is the need to strike the right balance between managing the small space and styling the apartment such that the former works in sync with the latter and vice versa. Here’s a guide on how you can go on to achieve this.
1. Defining separate areas
To segregate between spaces is vital as each area is used for a specific purpose. And to achieve that in limited space means incorporating creative ways of doing so. One way could be to use tactics that give a sense of separation without really taking up much space. This could include choosing a different shade of color for separate spaces, using furniture as separator, using a lattice wall which offers a peek into the room while not isolating it or make use of slight difference in level of two spaces that separates them.
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2. Choosing the right colors
It is a well-researched fact that lighter colors tend to make a space appear more spacious and airy in comparison to darker shades. And you definitely wouldn’t want your cozy apartment to appear smaller that it is, so lighter shades is the way to go. This can be complemented by similar or contrasting curtains to add a dash of color, which makes sure the space ranks up in style.
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3. Innovation in furniture
Furniture that doubles up as storage or is multipurpose goes a long way in helping save precious space while being functional. It can be a great idea to invest in such items. This could include seating that doubles up as storage beneath, or beds and tables that may have storage compartments.
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4. Consider Scale
To choose furniture or any decorative piece for a small apartment, it is important to consider the scale as a moderately or small sized piece can relatively make the apartment seem bigger whilst serving its purpose.
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5. Vertical shelving
When it comes to answering storage woes for a small apartment, floating shelves can be a great option. Not only do they impart a contemporary vibe to a room, but can very efficiently be used to store anything from books, crockery, boxes to displaying potted plants, picture frames etc. They can also be used as an accessory for the room by playing with its shapes, sizes and colors.
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6. Using dead spaces
While it may seem that small apartments lack visible spaces in terms of storage, an innovative outlook can go a long way in efficient use of space. Be it the corners of your room, empty wall faces or the unused space underneath furniture, any dead or unused space if used effectively can double up as storage for one item or the other. Using the space beneath your desk to stack magazines, or baskets placed on top of shelf to store a lesser used items, the possibilities are endless.
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– By Arunima Singh