Living in a small apartment can create a real decorating challenge. You hardly have enough storage space, and making the rooms look spacious is a difficult task. Even if you have a tiny apartment, you can make it appear twice as large with a few easy tricks. In this article, you will find some simple ideas for making your small apartment look bright and spacious.
When decorating small rooms, you should always keep clutter to a minimum. Display only a few brightly colored accents and accessories to add depth and interest. In the living room, a single large vase filled with fresh flowers, a large candle and a single print or painting on one wall is all you need to add color while keeping the area open and spacious.
Apartment kitchens can be so tiny that only one person can be in the room at a time. Keep counters cleaned off by placing small appliances, bread, chips, dishes, and other items away in cabinets or the pantry if one is available. In a small apartment, all that is needed in the living room is a sofa, chair, and coffee table. You may want to place a small bookshelf in a corner to hold books and magazines with a small lamp on top. Keep furnishings against the wall so that the floor space in the center of the room is wide open and easy to walk through.
Any room looks larger when it is filled with natural light. Most apartments come furnished with mini blinds, but if you want to make the room look bigger there is a simple trick that actually makes windows appear larger. Hang a curtain rod that is approximate twice the width of the window; use light or brightly colored sheers that are pulled back to both sides. You may want to hang the rod near the ceiling to give the impression of a tall window as well.
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