Making a small space work for you can be challenging. So how do you ensure your small apartment is comfortable and enjoyable? Well you optimize that space for all it’s worth of course! Here are some decorating solutions that will make the most of any cosy corner.
Storage is Key
One of the most important things to keep in mind is well designed and organized storage solutions for small spaces. Clutter will make a small space look cramped and uncomfortable really fast. In the bathroom, if you don’t have room for shelves and drawers, make use of wall space by hanging decorative and yet useful storage options. For example, creating a mason jar organizer can make your space look trendy and vintage while still being practical.
Make Use of Raised Space
Most people look at floor and wall space, but they tend to miss out on what is in between. Yes, that’s right, all of that air between your floor and ceiling is actually free space, so use it! By creating a raised platform, you can increase the usable space in a single room apartment immensely. It doesn’t have to be a large platform; usually just large enough to fit a bed. Just be reasonable when choosing your bed too; you may want to forego your desire for super king and opt for a standard king instead. It is advisable to leave enough room between platform and ceiling to be comfortable. It is probably best to invest only in a mattress for this space and forget the bedframe until you move into a bigger apartment.
Optimize on Light
Other ways to make a small space look bigger is to use a light color palette that will open up the space, so keep wall colors and furniture colors light. Also keep wall décor to a minimum to avoid cluttering up the space. It is important to embrace light itself, whether that is natural light from windows or installing light fixtures. The more light that is in the space, the bigger it will feel. The use of mirrors can also create the illusion of a bigger space as well.
In the end you just need to play around with it and see what works best for you, but ultimately keeping the design and décor sweet and simple is the best way to make the most of a small space.