“I love a small, cluttered, gloomy and humid house”! Said no one ever. Everybody dreams of a house that looks like a mansion and feels like a castle. However, not all homes provide that level of space or grandeur. Sometimes you’ll have to settle for a small loft or a cosy condominium or apartment, but that’s doesn’t mean you can’t turn your small space into a beautiful casa villa.
Before we jump onto tips and tricks to maximize your living space, there is something you’ll need to know first. While dealing with small spaces, you would have to be vigilant, resourceful, and super creative. Coming up with clever solutions to improvise the interior decor plan as per your space is paramount. Also, don’t forget you only have a handful to spend on furniture and décor.
The best way to save money on furniture is to go minimal. Choose furniture that is less bulky and features a lighter silhouette. For instance, let go of your big dining table and replace it with a small round glass one. Shrinking the dining table will give you so much more room for adding de-cluttering elements like pantry managing cabinets. You can make optimum use of space by buying multipurpose furniture. There are plenty of creative furniture options that would help you stash the stuff you need in style.
De-clutter and clean the space.
Someone wise once said, the fewer your belongings, the larger your space. That someone is me (in case you’re wondering). Renting a small studio apartment at one point in time, I learn that de-cluttering is the simplest way to maximize my space. Ditch everything you don’t use because there is no point in occupying space with stuff that is redundant. Instead, bring in aesthetically beautiful and functional pieces that breathe life into your apartments. Replacing side tables or lamp holders with a standing lamp can save you a lot of space. Similarly, you can let go of the media console by mounting the tv on the wall. When you clean your place and make it clutter-free, you’ll be left with plenty of room to add elements like plants and candles that’ll spruce up your place in seconds.
Go light with the colour palette.
Small spaces by nature tend to cramp up. Therefore, choosing light and cheerful paint colours like rose pink, pale turquoise, crisp white, or beige is a good idea to set a happy mood in a tiny home. When you paint your wall with a lighter shade of any colour, you have the choice to bring in more vibrant colours through artwork, pillows, and décor.
Pick good lighting.
Make sure to install good lighting. Yes, it’s true that lighting can make or break any room big or small. Especially, if your apartment lacks natural light, you need fixtures that can transform your gloomy apartment into a well-lit abode. Incorporate ceiling fixtures like contemporary chandeliers rather than occupying space with table lamps or standing lamps. If you want to achieve an interior that looks warm and inviting then go for a blub that emits a softer, yellow light.
Make a statement with your front door.
You can be bold and creative while choosing an exterior door. You might have to restrain yourself from choosing wide and big doors as you don’t have the leisure to break or extend the construction of the building. However, whatever size door you choose you can always make it interesting. Go for darker colours while painting your door. A black door with gold or silver door hardware looks stunning.
When you put a lot of time and effort into making your house your personal abode, the size of the unit becomes irrelevant. The design, aesthetics, and functionality, become the focal point. The above-mentioned tips will help you make decisions that are clever enough to optimally utilize your space.
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