If you live in a small apartment, you might find it quite dark and that it can feel very small and cramped. Thankfully, you don’t have to continue feeling unhappy with your home. There are plenty of decor tips you can use to create a light and airy atmosphere in your apartment. And if you are smart with your storage and furniture, you could even create the illusion of space! Here are some of my favorite space hacks for small apartments.Add Pops Of Color
If you paint small rooms all one color, it can start to feel a bit overbearing, and you could acutely feel the size of your room. So it is best not to paint rooms bright and bold colors. However, that doesn’t mean small rooms need to be dull and boring. Try using pops of color. So rather than painting all four walls, just paint one and create an accent wall. These bursts of color can really brighten up your room and help it appear as large as possible.
Spread Lighting Around
Large light fittings in the middle of your rooms pool all the light on one area of the room. If you want your room to feel bigger, spread out the light through the room. You can do this by attaching smaller light fixtures and fittings to the walls of your room. You should also think about adding a couple of stylish lamps to tables and desks to help balance the spread of light. You can find cool light fittings online at http://lightingmiami.com
One of the great advantages of using rugs on a hard floor surface is that they can help you break up a room. Unfortunately, this won’t work in extremely small rooms. But if you have enough space for two separate rugs, you’ll be able to create two different points of focus in your room. This will add to the overall feeling of space.
Lengthen Your Curtains
If the main problem of your room is that it has low ceilings, you should invest in some long curtains. Instead of hanging them just above your window, put them higher up. In fact, hanging them from just under your ceiling can help your rooms to feel much taller than they are. Can’t find any curtains that are the right length? You could always try making your own. There are lots of guides to making your own curtains online, such as this one http://wisebread.com/how-to-make-your-own-curtains
Buy Furniture That Doubles As Storage
You can now buy sofas, beds, and armchairs that can double up as storage. Many of these pieces of furniture will have storage space in their bases. Simply pull out the draws and fill them with your clutter. This can help you cut down on the number of cupboards and wardrobes in your small apartment. And fewer pieces of furniture will help it feel much more spacious!
If you follow these tips, you will never feel too cramped in your small apartment!