Don’t let the size of your apartment or home determine how you decorate it! Master your living space quickly and creatively with a few simple tricks and tips below to help create the illusion of a more spacious, inviting and open living environment!
- GIVE A ROOM MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE
Utilize the biggest areas of your home or apartment to provide a multi-functional space, and pair functionality accordingly. Combining your office with your living room is a great example of this.
- ALLOW FOR FREE-FLOWING MOVEMENT
Try to aim for free-standing furniture that is easy to move around and transform. This will give you the opportunity to change the structure and layout of your room hassle-free!
- LET THERE BE LIGHT!
If you have window treatments, start by extending the curtain rods beyond the window frame in order to draw the eye outward making the space seem much larger and allowing more natural light to filter in. Doing so will brighten and expand your room!
- CAPITALIZE ON THE BEAUTY OF STORAGE
If you have a lot of knick-knacks, books and other small items, look for furniture with storage space. This is a great way to avoid feeling cluttered and will help your décor make a statement in an organized way!
- KEEP IT SIMPLE
Stick with simple themes. Embellishing a room with too many diverse colors or bold patterns can often shrink the environment and generate a “busy” feel. Using a maximum of 2-3 patterns will avoid this look and encourage an effortless, more comfortable atmosphere.