How to Better Use Space in Your Apartment

Your apartment is your statement and it should reflect your creativity, and the ability to mix comfort, utility, and beauty into one compact picture. Not an easy task, but with the right help, you can achieve a unique living space full of love and warmth. 

Neuman & Neuman realtors pointed me in the right direction when it comes to making choices regarding redesigning my apartment. I wanted to make better use of the square footage but also stay in touch with contemporary trends. Here’s what you should focus on if you decide to give your apartment a facelift:

Let Go

We all like to hoard to a certain degree. It’s in human nature to buy stuff just for the sake of owning them and find it hard to let go later. If you want to create more space and let the fresh air in, it’s time to throw or give away old clothes, kids’ toys, or furniture. It’s always good to get rid of clutter and start over. Not only will you feel better, but you will also be inspired by new design ideas and ways to improve your home.

Smart Storage

Now it’s time to focus on better organizing your storage. The smaller the space, the more creative you need to be. You can buy containers that range in different sizes to perfectly fit every corner of your apartment, and remember, the goal is to use as much unused space as possible. This is where custom designs can come in handy. Your kitchen and bedroom could benefit immensely from your creativity and willingness to adopt fresh ideas. You will be able to store your items properly but also find them without difficulty when needed. Use walls as storage carriers where you can create custom-made shelves for your books, LPs, or any other collection.

Choose the Right Furniture

If maximizing the space is your goal then you need to choose the furniture that’s going to provide all the necessary functionality without compromising the looks. Drop-leaf tables are cute, but also very useful, while storage ottomans provide a stylish sitting area where you can store out-of-season shoes. Wall desks are perfect for creating a nice work-from-home station and can be easily transformed into a beautiful gallery for your plants. Compact chairs and nesting tables are also great space savers that look cozy and nice.

Use Mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to create the illusion of a bigger space. You can use this trick anywhere in your home. Mirrors add depth and open up the space. The size of the mirror doesn’t play a major role so you can play around with different shapes until you find something you like.

Exposed Legs

Furniture with exposed legs provides all the necessary functionality, but it also adds extra space underneath that expands the entire room and your pets will love to go under and play.

Use Lighter Colors For Your Walls

Lighter colors open up the space more by reflecting light better when you pair that with mirrors you get a much larger and more inviting space. Darker colors narrow down the space and create a more claustrophobic feel which can stylistically be nice, but not ideal for smaller rooms.

The Work is Never Done

That’s the beauty of arranging your apartment. There’s always room for improvement. Be open-minded and don’t be afraid to experiment until you feel you’ve nailed it. Even then, there’s always something you can tweak to better fit the mood. Talk to a professional interior designer, let them add to the pool of ideas, and learn something new.

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