Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017  |  Trends and Homestyles

Moving into a 1 bedroom apartment doesn’t mean you can’t get a spacious, beautiful home. Small apartments offer infinite decorating opportunities. However, there are a few things to keep in mind while decorating your small apartment. When you move into a small 1 bedroom apartment, you usually want to make your house look more spacious, find new ways to add and add a splash of your personality to your interiors. Here are ten apartments to inspire you when you start decorating your own. They might be small but they certainly have a big impact.

Hang Curtains from a Height

When you’re installing your curtain rods, make sure they don’t align perfectly with your window frames. Hanging your curtains higher and wider than your window frames will give the illusion of height, making the room look bigger than it actually is. Most people shy away from using full-length curtains when they have a small space, but full length curtains add more drama to the room. Short curtains will only make the room look smaller.

Add More Mirrors

When you have a small room, mirrors can make all the difference. Because mirrors reflect your space, they can make the room look much bigger. Try to hang your mirrors in a way that it reflects light. You could hang them opposite a window or in front of a lamp. This simple design tip will instantly brighten up your room and make it seem much more spacious.

Use Light Furniture

When you have a small room, it’s always safest to use light furniture instead of heavy, clunky ones. This apartment uses modern, iron-frame furniture which doesn’t make the space look cramped. It also adds a sophisticated, minimalist touch to your living room. Throw rugs, carpets and pillows add warmth and comfort to the space.

Use a Compact Dining Table

Who says you can’t have a dining table just because you’re in a small apartment? This dining table is an example of beautiful, space-saving furniture. A compact dining table with pull-out chairs is the perfect addition to your home. When you’re not using it, you can put the chairs back in and use it as an end table. You could also use clear chairs, also called ghost chairs, and a glass table for a dining area that doesn’t clutter your home.

Add Storage to Your Bathroom

When you have a small apartment, you need to find genius ways of adding more storage to every room. There’s nothing that can make a small apartment look smaller than piles of clutter everywhere. This bathroom utilizes light shelves to maximize storage. The corner walls in a bathroom usually go unused, but with this idea, you can turn it into a space for additional storage. This is the perfect place to keep your towels and toiletries.

Hang Open Shelves in Your Kitchen

In a compact kitchen, you can often find yourself with barely enough space. You can’t add additional cupboards either because they take up valuable floor space. This is where the walls of your kitchen come in use. Hang high shelves, and hooks on your kitchen walls to utilize them fully. This also makes things more convenient for you because everything is within arm’s reach. You will never have to rummage through cupboards trying to find a spice bottle again.

Use Plenty of Neutrals

Neutrals and monochromes can make your room look more spacious. When decorating a small room, never use more than three colours in all. This cosy bedroom might be small, but it doesn’t look cramped because everything is in light neutrals. A small bedroom can actually be a good thing because with fluffy pillows and soft blankets, you can make it look warm and cosy.

Turn Your Balcony into a Cosy Nook

Don’t forget to deck out your balcony because this is extra space you can’t afford to leave out. Even the smallest balcony has space for string lights, a comfortable chair and a soft rug. This is all you need to turn your bare balcony into a cosy space your family will love spending time in. You don’t have to break the bank to give your balcony a makeover with these DIY Tips for Small Balconies.

Use Creative Storage Spaces

In a small apartment, storage is one of the biggest problems people face. This bedroom is an example of how you can use storage effectively in a way that fits in with your room décor. A wide cupboard with multiple compartments is perfect for small rooms. If your cupboard has a large hanging space, add an extra shelf so you can fit in more clothes. You can also find ways to make your furniture double up as storage. Here, the vanity table also has shelves for extra storage.

Consider Using an Ottoman

If you want a coffee table in your living room, consider getting an ottoman. Ottomans are the perfect small apartment addition because they can be used as a coffee table, as storage and as additional seating. This means that when you have guests over for a party, everyone will have enough space to sit. Ottomans come in different sizes, so you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your living room.

With the right design techniques, your small apartment won’t seem small anymore! For 1bhk apartments which offer you maximum space, explore Shriram Summitt, Shriram Sameeksha and Shriram Chirping Woods. Enquire with Shriram Properties to find beautiful homes in that are perfect for you and your family.

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