Creating a Small Apartment with Style – The Basics

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Creating a Small Apartment with Style – The Basics

Oh My Apartment · Mar 4, 2013

A small space is not a reason why you cannot create an apartment style that you like. The important consideration is that space, however limited it is, should be utilized to the fullest. The popular choice these days among young professionals is to move in to a studio because of the relatively cheap rent. Another advantage is the low maintenance required for a small space. However, the small-space apartment could be converted into an elegant area with using the right décor and creativity.

Storage Management for the Small Apartment

A problem with an apartment with limited space is provisions for storage. The organizational ability of the tenant will be put to test on how to store all the things brought to the apartment and keep the space orderly. The initial step to do upon moving in is to study thoroughly what things to bring into the apartment. Discard or give away items that will not be useful anymore to avoid too many things to be brought in. It is a good idea for various things to be kept at storage bins for organization purposes. If there are still a lot of things that you need to keep but can not fit in the limited-space apartment, it is recommended to rent a storage space to safe-keep those items.

Ideal Furniture and Fixtures for the Small Apartment

Because of the limited space, it is practical that the choice of furniture for the small apartment be functional and not just be stylish. It is ideal that the pieces serve a double purpose. Be conscious that every piece to be positioned in a particular space should have a function. A practical furniture piece that should be brought into the apartment is a sofa bed that serves a dual purpose of a sofa and a bed. A futon may be a good choice as well. The choice of a dining table must be one that has flaps that can be folded up table extension and the base as a storage area to hold plates and glasses.

Ideal Color Scheme and Décor

The color scheme choice for the small apartment will play a big factor to improve the space. Light colors will make the room appear bigger. The bolder dark colors will make it appear like the room is crowded. It would be a good idea to have light colors to cover the bigger portions of the apartment like the walls and the windows so that there is still the aura of space. To accentuate the area, bolder colors may be used on certain fixtures and decors.

For accessories, it is a rule to not overdo the decors on the unit. Have the accents blend or complement each other to create a classy appeal. One big piece of a beautiful painting on a wall will create an impact on the feel of the apartment. Avoid putting too many small accents just anywhere. Choose the right pieces to decorate the apartment with.

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