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How To Make Your Small Apartment Look So Much Bigger

Sarah Healy
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Topic: Home & Garden
May 25, 2017 15:56
  • Living in a big city or renting your first apartment can mean that you're living on a budget - which means smaller spaces and cramped living. Here are some tips on how to decorate to make your small apartment or home look 10x more spacious than it is and maximize your square-footage.
  • Paint your walls with lighter hues
How your walls look makes a huge impact on how spacious your room appears. Lighter paint colors will make a room look much bigger. Your best bet is to choose a color from the cooler end of the color wheel, like whites, creams and very soft subtle blues that will keep the room airy, light, and open.
    Paint your walls with lighter hues
    How your walls look makes a huge impact on how spacious your room appears. Lighter paint colors will make a room look much bigger. Your best bet is to choose a color from the cooler end of the color wheel, like whites, creams and very soft subtle blues that will keep the room airy, light, and open.
  • Ceiling high curtains
Hanging curtains as high as your ceilings instead of just on the windows helps to create the illusion of height, making your room look much more spacious. Go for softer solid colors that stick within your color scheme to create a more organized and less cluttered space.
    Ceiling high curtains
    Hanging curtains as high as your ceilings instead of just on the windows helps to create the illusion of height, making your room look much more spacious. Go for softer solid colors that stick within your color scheme to create a more organized and less cluttered space.
  • Fake more space with mirrors
Mirrors are the quickest way to make a room appear larger. Place at least two big mirrors in the room of choice, and position them opposite windows and open spaces. This will reflect light and give the illusion that the room stretches out more.
    Fake more space with mirrors
    Mirrors are the quickest way to make a room appear larger. Place at least two big mirrors in the room of choice, and position them opposite windows and open spaces. This will reflect light and give the illusion that the room stretches out more.
  • Strategically place your art
Placing art above your eye line can create a sense of height and space in a small room. Start with your largest piece, then add a cluster of three or four smaller framed pieces around it that will be an instant eye grabber and make the room like way bigger.
    Strategically place your art
    Placing art above your eye line can create a sense of height and space in a small room. Start with your largest piece, then add a cluster of three or four smaller framed pieces around it that will be an instant eye grabber and make the room like way bigger.
  • Go black and white
You might think that black and white decor won’t give your apartment the color splash it needs, but for small spaces, a black and white theme can make walls look less cluttered and rooms look bigger and more luxurious.
    Go black and white
    You might think that black and white decor won’t give your apartment the color splash it needs, but for small spaces, a black and white theme can make walls look less cluttered and rooms look bigger and more luxurious.
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