Living in a small apartment can create a real decorating challenge, especially when your decorating options are limited by rental rules and landlord laws. Small apartments demand a special interior decorating touch. Studio apartments can be difficult to decorate because everything is basically all in one not so big room. Sometimes this small space has to accommodate several different activities: sleeping, entertaining, cooking and an office area. In this page, you will find some simple ideas to make your small apartment look bright and spacious when decorating a small apartment.
Some important things you should do when decorating a small apartment is:
Provide enough storage in a small apartment by choosing furnishings for your apartment that will do double duty. Eg chairs and ottomans that have storage areas inside of them.
Use containers to hide clutter by buying wicker baskets or steamer trunks to storing out-of-season clothing, linens and towels.
Use a mirror to reflect light that is placed strategically can make a small space feel lighter and larger.
Dont block the light because light always makes a space seem larger. Covering every window with blinds and draperies can make a small room feel dark and crowded.
Place furniture in rooms. Try to create specific areas for specific activities. Put a bed and dresser in one area for the bedroom and a sofa and coffee table in another area. You might have to leave out the bed and use a sleeper sofa if your apartment is super-small.
Create a focus with a fireplace or a painting. A focus on the wall draw the attention into the room an make it seem bigger.