How can I decorate effectively in a small apartment?

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

How to go about decorating your apartment depends a good deal on the space itself, and smaller apartments or studios often require a special approach. Here are some things that might make the task a bit easier:

  • Mirrors can make the place look significantly larger.
  • Opting for smaller furniture can help make more space.
  • Consider putting some items in storage to make the apartment more livable.
  • Take advantage of empty space for storage, such as under the bed.
  • Utilize some organizing pieces, such as a bookcase or shelving unit to maximize vertical space.
  • Add rods, shelves and cubes to your closet space to free up the living area for decorating and keep it from looking cluttered.
  • If you are painting, add a darker color to one wall (often called a focal wall) to give the room more depth and style.
  • Keep the overall color of small apartments light to make them look bigger.
  • Use angles when placing furniture. It can help prevent areas from feeling closed off and give a more open, airy impression in your space.
  • Buy “double duty” pieces of furniture that have storage built in. Look for things such as footstools that have a removable top and coffee tables with drawers in them.

Ready to move out of your old apartment and begin decorating a new apartment? Let ForRent.com be your guide.

Category: Decorating, Entertaining, & Dining

About Geneva McNamara: Geneva McNamara joined Trader Publishing company in August, 2004 after she received her degree from Old Dominion University in History and Political Science. She has worked within the Search Engine Marketing & Search Engine Optimization departments of several Dominion Enterprise divisions. In 2011, She became the Senior Organic Search Analyst for ForRent.com.

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