If you live in a big city, you already know that rent is often too high, and a studio apartment is too tiny. As such, you will want to look for a small, affordable apartment that will help you save on rent and utility bills.
While a teensy living space may feel a little too cramped, believe it or not, there are some clever tips and tricks to make it feel and look bigger. Some of these include:
Organize Your Small Unit
Furniture will occupy the most space in your small unit. And for that reason, it’s critical that you invest in multifunctional, streamlined, and low-profile furniture to make your room appear less stuffed.
For instance, a couch with built-in storage under the cushions will help you keep your linens and blankets out of sight. Similarly, a bed with hidden storage underneath might eliminate the need to buy a dresser. Besides, you can utilize fixtures like doors to add hanging storage devices for coats, shoes, and other items.
For dining, kitchen, and home office tables, consider foldable designs that are easy to scale based on your needs. Having such multifunctional furniture will allow you to fold your table away when not in use, make it smaller when using alone, or increase its size when you have guests.
If you are not sure where to buy multi-use furniture, Buyersguide.org can help you pick out great products that meet your specific needs.
Get Rid of What of What You Don’t Need.
When living in a studio apartment, a minimalist approach is always great for making your space feel open and airy. A good way to declutter and organize your small unit is to go through your belongings and give away anything you don’t need. Doing this will create a lot of potential space and take all the unnecessary weight off your shoulders.
Invest in Shelves
In any room, big or small, shelves are the first organizational elements. They offer additional storage and still make your space look more organized.
So, invest in shelves and combine closed and open designs. Whether your landlord approves wall shelves, floating shelves, or both, try putting them up higher to give your room an added sense of scale and height.
While the purpose of these shelves is to provide storage, there’s no harm in leaving a few shelves empty. Doing that will make small spaces feel less cluttered and airier.
Get some huge mirrors and place them creatively.
Another easy way to make your tiny apartment look bigger is to invest in some huge mirrors. Adding a huge mirrored dresser helps reflect the light in your room, making it feel more open. If your studio apartment is a little dark, be sure to add some artificial lights and place your body-length mirrors in spots that reflect the light.
Invest in Supersize Art
When living in a tiny space, hanging a gigantic piece of art on the wall can also help make your room appear bigger. So, why not identify a wall or two in your room and fill it with large-scale art?
While these five tips will help make your tiny room look bigger, remember that there’s nothing cast on stone. As you get familiar with your room, there’s no harm in making a few changeups every time you realize that something doesn’t actually fit your lifestyle.
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