Small apartments are a challenge to decorate. The storage space is a pressing issue and the big lush furniture is a space eater. But there are some stylish design solutions for small apartments. A small apartment doesn’t have to be all-white to appear bigger than it is. It also doesn’t mean that minimalist style is the only decorating style for a small apartment. Try mixing elements of various styles that you like but keep space in the consideration.
Furniture doesn’t have to have a classic or minimalist shape even if it suits the style of the apartment. Go for shapes that look both interesting but have softer lines. For example, rounded puffed but slimline furniture can look both stylish and save some space while making the room look uncluttered.
Look into integrated appliances like a dishwasher in a sink or downsized appliances to save space in the kitchen. There is a whole market of slim kitchen appliances like refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers. These appliances often look aesthetically pleasing and stylish.
One of the easiest ways to decorate a small apartment is by using mirrors. By placing a mirror or two in a small space, you will automatically create the impression of more space. Mirrors also reflect the light, which makes an apartment feel larger. In addition, you can place a small shelf under a mirror to hold cosmetics and other toiletries, which eliminates the need for a bulky dressing table. If you are decorating on a budget, look for mirrors at thrift stores or use cheap adhesive mirror tiles, which can be found at most home supply stores.
When choosing the base colors for your apartment, look for light, pale colors, which will reflect the light you have and make the small space look larger. Paint is the easiest way to use light colors in a small appartment, if your lease allows modifications of the walls. If not, look for furniture in pale colors and choose curtains, art, and bedding that is bright and light.
If you'd like to add color to your small apartment, do it in small bursts against a pale palette. Keep in mind that too many colors in a small space can be chaotic; stick to shades in the same color family to add color without overwhelming the space. Color is easy to add in accent pillows, chairs, lamps, art, or vases.