By / 12th December, 2016 / Small Apartments / Off

Decorating a small apartment comes with its own unique set of challenges. Optimizing space without sacrificing design ideas, placement of art pieces, size and design of furniture, etc. are all common issues small apartment tenants face. Here are some design suggestions to help you make the most of your space without sacrificing aesthetics.

Designing for Small Apartments

  • Brighten up a room – Small spaces can often be dark, especially when there are limited light sources. Painting the walls of a room with light colors can help brighten it. Softer hues can make a cramped room appear more spacious.
  • Hang a mirror opposite a window – Hanging a mirror opposite a window will spread light around your room, further brightening it. Mirrors also give the appearance of more space.
  • Install floating shelves – Floating shelves’ open design gets rid of the inelegant bulk design of most storage cabinets and shelving units, creating an open-ended, continuous setup.
  • Match curtain colors to your wall color – Matching your curtains to your wall color creates a seamless, unbroken line for your eye to follow across the room. This optical effect makes your room appear much larger.
  • Scale your furniture to size – Large furniture in a small apartment just doesn’t work. Not only are you sacrificing floor space but you’re also creating a dense, cramped living space that creates a claustrophobic atmosphere. Buy size-appropriate furniture to fit the scale of your room.
  • Choose multi-functional pieces – Double up on space with furniture that incorporates multiple functions in one. Modern furniture pieces are commonly created this way, such as coffee tables with a shelf below or hollow interiors, ottomans with removable tops or shelves with storage bins.
  • Add some greenery – Plants can help bring a room together and liven up the space. Hanging plants free up floor space, which can be ideal for apartment living. You can also hang plants over tables or non-walkable floor space to make use of both ceiling and floor space.
  • Add vertical stripes to drapes – Vertical stripes create an optical effect of elongation. Using vertical stripes on drapes can help make a low ceiling feel even higher than it is. Find a vertically striped pattern you like, preferably one that matches the color of your room, to help keep the continuation effect, where the vertical pattern is noticeably visible to achieve the desired effect.

Furnish Your Apartment the Way You Want with Clintwood Apartments

No apartment is too small to decorate at Clintwood Apartments. Our smallest units still have ample room for décor-enhancing furniture and accessories, and each is smartly designed to fit any type of furniture comfortably. Clintwood Apartment units are also located in a cozy, welcoming neighborhood, making it an attractive place to live for couples and families.
Contact Clintwood Apartments today to schedule a walk-through of one of our spacious units.