When you finally get your very own place it probably will be a studio or small apartment. The big question is how to make the most of this tiny space. What kind colors should you go for and what interior pieces should I get to make the room look bigger? Here are some tips.
Use light colors and clever contrasts to make your room look bigger and brighter. White walls reflect more light and make a space feel more open. Dark colors absorb the light and therefor make a room look smaller.
Go for sheer window coverings or pull them back to bring more natural light inside your room. I promise this will have a huge effect. Not only will your interior open up this way, it will also connect your room with outdoors, this gives the illusion of a bigger space.
Try to keep your room as clean and organized as possible. If there is too much going on it can make a room feel busy and cramped. Make sure that everything you own has a place and remember that not everything has to be in sight. Besides that try to limit the number of decorating pieces. One big picture on a wall will look better than a million tiny ones.
Put shelves on the wall and use them as side tables, this does not take a lot of space. If you own a lot of books I suggest to put them on the shelves as well!
Mirrors are perfect to give the illusion of depth and a bigger room. They also reflect light what will bright up your room.
Walk in Closet
If you are still longing for that walk in closed simply offset your bed from the wall and create a closet behind it. You can do this with the pax system from Ikea.
The more floor you can see the bigger the room looks. Having too much furniture can make a room look smaller so only get the furniture you really need. To maximize the space I would recommend placing the furniture against the walls.
Go for some furniture that matches your wall color, this will help the furniture blend in better. Try to find a transparent table, choose chairs with open arms and look for cupboards with doors to hide your stuff.
Every home has those little spaces that do not have a purpose, if you live in a small apartment these spaces are getting more important. Try to find them and use them in your advantage. I for example have a laundry basked in the corner of my room behind my dresser.
Do you live in a tiny home? How do you make the make the most of it?
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