Small apartments can be cozy, but they also need to be functional. Since your home says a lot about you, it’s important to make the most of small spaces in your place! Here are 5 things to know about decorating a small apartment to improve functionality while creating a space that reflects your personality.
1. Opt for a Lighter Colour Pallet
Light colours tend to make things look larger and rooms appear brighter, while dark colours make the surroundings appear smaller. When living in a small apartment, opt for a lighter colour palette to make your space seem brighter, airy and open.
2. Optimize Vertical Space
Consider your options with the height of the space, not just the floor dimensions. Storage can be stacked, and shelving can serve multiple purposes, giving you the extra space your apartment needs. Adding tall pieces such as bookshelves or standing lamps can help break up the space and give your eye places of interest to rest. Floating shelves can also be a great use of empty space.
3. Invest in Multi-Functional Furniture
It has been suggested that with a small apartment, it’s best if your main furniture pieces are multi-functional, like a sofa bed or kitchen dining islands with storage. Doing this can transform your space and give dual-use to smaller areas in your apartment.
4. Plan Out Your Space
When you first move in, often you will have a plan for how you want to use the space. As you live there, and actually move around the space, be open to changing things up to make it more comfortable and effective for you and your lifestyle.
5. De-Clutter Your Home
Clutter makes any space seem small and even overwhelming. Plan time in the week to have a designated tidy-up time, because in small spaces, clutter doesn’t have many places to hide. To make it a bit easier and less time-consuming, pick an area of your apartment to work on and set a timer for 15 minutes. Sort through the clutter and determine what needs to stay and find a home for it. You will be surprised at what can be accomplished in only 15 minutes.
Make the Most of Your Small Space with Help from Summit
Summit Properties can help you find some great apartment options that meet your lifestyle and budget needs. Our experienced team can help you with knowledge and advice about every step of the process including making the most of your space.