Are you finding your apartment is feeling a little crowded? There are many ways to make more space to make the area a good combination of convenience and comfort. Here, we offer five of our favourite tips to help you broaden your home’s horizons.
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1. Befriending Uneven Lines and Abstract Patterns!
Although straight lines and placements are more popular with home design, distributing pieces unevenly could create visual illusions that make a room feel more spacious. This can be incorporated into wall designs by hanging wall art, framed photos and mirrors at different levels. The wall space in between the two pieces will be emphasised, in turn providing you with more space to decorate and furnish without making the room feel small.
2. Mirror your place’s potential!
Mirrors are a gift for creating illusions. They can reflect sunlight and project it through the room for light to bounce around, giving the illusion of broader space. Try to put mirrors at locations where they can reflect a window and the outside view. Additionally, if your apartment feels a little too cozy already, try to hang your mirrors on the wall. It is a good hack to spice up the walls and save floor space, giving you more area to place furniture pieces that cannot be hung.
3. Less is More!
The excitement of an apartment inspires the urge to decorate. However, it is wise to step back and contemplate whether a decoration or furniture item is truly worth the space it is making you sacrifice. Less is more in making space for smaller living areas; try to employ bigger, more multi-functional pieces rather than smaller, miscellaneous decorations. For example, investing in a coffee table that also has good storage space to strike two birds with one stone. Simpler items help with establishing an apartment’s aesthetic flow, providing you with more functional spaces to utilise.
4. Panels up!
When floor space is somewhat limited, recruit your wall space instead. Built-in vertical panels can help you conquer any awkward small spaces you’ll otherwise leave obsolete. These panels can be made multifunctional with a couple of shelves and storage units — another good multipurpose furniture idea! The position of these panels can also give a visual lift to the ceiling, making your apartment feel taller than it really is.
5. Curtains down!
Decorative window ornamentation may unnecessarily take up precious space in an apartment. Try to implement rolling blinds that have similar styles to your wall to minimise their presence. Lighter materials such as chiffon can be a good choice if you want to cover your windows without burdening your small space. It is also a good idea to hang curtains all the way to the floor to emphasise the height of your apartment.
Whether you are looking for your first home, trying to change up your living environment, downsizing to a more suitable space or searching for an investment property, it is vital to make it as comfortable for living as possible.
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