Space Saving Tips for Small Apartments

June 23, 2022

Small apartment with space saving furniture

A small apartment may be right for your budget and, no surprise, saving space in your apartment may be right for your budget too. Organizing your small apartment so it reflects your personality and makes the best use of the space takes some thought and planning. If you’re moving into a small apartment or looking to utilize your space better, here are some things to consider.  

Invest in Multi-Purpose Furniture

With multi-purpose furniture, your spaces can do more than one job. Whether it is a sofa bed, a desk with bookshelves or even a bed with drawers for storage, letting your furniture be a great multitasker is a terrific first step in making the most of the space you have available.

If your small apartment has open spaces, you can use multi-purpose islands to expand both storage space and surfaces available to work on. A kitchen island can be a cutting and food preparation surface with storage that can hide all items that you don’t want to be seen.

Expand your Home with Mirrors

When light and colour are reflected in mirrors, it makes a room look bigger and more open. Tall, slender mirrors can give your space more height. Strategically placed mirrors that catch available light also make a room brighter. Get creative with mirror shapes and placement in your small apartment. You’ll be amazed at the difference they can make.

Avoid Large Furniture

Small spaces need a sense of proportion. Large furniture can make a small apartment feel even smaller. Select furniture that allows some space around it. When your furniture touches the boundaries of the room (ceiling or walls), then it’s too large to give a sense of space.

Furniture that’s lower to the ground is also an advantage as it leaves open space above it which is the line of sight when you’re standing. It helps keep your small apartment feeling open and uncluttered.

Maximize Vertical Space

When the floor space is small, take advantage of the vertical space. Tall bookshelves, floating shelves, stacking storage all give you more space to work with.

Embrace Bright Colours

Bright colours enhance the feeling of space by reflecting light. This makes your space feel more open. Dark colours absorb light and make the space seem smaller.

Bright colours also draw attention to your décor and how you’ve designed the space rather than creating a focus on the walls themselves.

Find Your Perfect Home with Summit Properties

Small spaces don’t have to feel small. With a little planning, your small apartment can be a comfortable home.  

Summit Properties can help you find the perfect apartment that meets your lifestyle and budget needs. Our experienced team can help guide you through every step of the process including making the most of your space. Discover our apartments for rent in some of London’s highly sought-after neighbourhoods.