How to make a smaller apartment seem bigger

ANGELA .W. WANDERA By ANGELA .W. WANDERA, 26th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/asgc538b/
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It is so annoying to walk while tripping or jumping over items laying around in your house, you want to have a free walk way and clutter free corridors for maximum comfort.

How to make a smaller apartment seem bigger

Having a small apartment can be a big issue if you like to be in spacious room then you must employ some creativity on how to turn your small apartment into a bigger one.

You can use a few tactics here and there to create the space that you are looking for. Comfort should be a priority on your list of must haves.

The following tips will help you to achieve the kind of space that you are looking for.
Do away with the clutter If you are struggling for space in a small apartment, the first thing to deal with is to get rid of clutter.

Arranging your things in a neat manner will create lots of space. This means that you have to maximize the storage space available or improvise extra storage space such as mounting shelves on the walls.

It is so annoying to walk while tripping or jumping over items laying around in your house, you want to have a free walk way and clutter free corridors for maximum comfort.
Decorate wisely
It is important for you to decorate your apartment using so
ft colors which will cause a cozy feel. But the problem with such colors is that they tend to make rooms appear smaller, so you should stay off such colors.

Cool colors such as blue have an airy effect and they tend to add a feeling of space to a room. Avoid using too much color when painting your apartment, use a few colors that will have the effect that you are looking for. You can use two themes for two rooms instead of using different themes for individual rooms.

Create open spaces When there is no furniture in the walkways you will tend to have more room and the place will appear bigger. Move your furniture against the walls and leave an open space floor to create a larger space feeling.

There is a type of furniture that is open underneath which you can use to create more visible floor space. Bulky furniture will fill up the apartment causing a cramped up feeling with no space.

Use your lighting

When you use light to create space, you should use lights that are mounted
on the walls which will save you the space that a lamp shade would have occupied.
Another cool idea is to hang mirrors on the walls opposite each other so that light can bounce off both mirrors creating a spacious feeling in the room.

Avoid small furniture Even though your apartment is small, you will make matters worse if you fill it with small furniture. Large furniture is the best space saver when furnishing a small apartment.

Angle the furniture in your apartment
One of the best ways to create space is how you position your furniture and accessories. If you angle your furniture you will be able to create more space. You can play around with the furniture until you get the right space that you are looking for.


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Apartment, Bigger, Declutter, Small, Tidy, Tips

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author avatar ANGELA .W. WANDERA
I have a passion for writing, I love to share my knowledge with others and enjoy reading and rating articles.
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author avatar Denise O
26th Nov 2011 (#)

Very good tips on how to make a small apartment look and feel much bigger. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar ittech
4th Dec 2011 (#)

very good tips

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author avatar Tranquilpen
8th Apr 2012 (#)

Hello Angela, great share.

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