Our home is our personal sanctuary, but if we live in a 300-square-foot studio apartment that doesn’t have much space to breathe, it’s very normal to want more.
But let’s be a little realistic here; you can’t change the overall size of your apartment. However, that doesn’t mean you have to live in a close-spaced room. All you need is to create a little illusion, and once you read our 9 smart hacks to make your small apartment look much bigger than it actually is, you’ll enjoy the spaciousness and comfort of your newly designed small-but-also-bigger home.
Clear Out the Clutter
The first hack is, obviously, to get rid of the unnecessary things. Your house is already small, so why bother crowding it with lots of items that you don’t even actually use?
Stick to a Simple Color Scheme
Light colors will make your home feel open and airy; just like in the Scandinavian home designs. The power of light colors is great, so stick to them for both your walls and furniture. Then your house will look minimalistic and spacious.
If you’re a book lover, then don’t be afraid, we’re not going to tell you to get rid of your books for space. Instead, hang shelves on your walls and put your books there; it will occupy less space than a cumbersome bookshelf.
Sell or Donate Your Extra Clothes
Small homes mean you have a small wardrobe as well. If your wardrobe is overstuffed and your clothes are spilling out onto chairs, then make the sacrifices. Those sweaters that you haven’t worn for the last 5-10 years don’t have to stay in your wardrobe anymore.
Buy Furniture with Exposed Legs
If you have a small living room, get furniture with exposed legs; it will create the illusion of spaciousness as there will be more space that allows light to filter through.
Mirrors are perfect for creating an illusion of space because they trick the eye into believing that the room is larger. It’s one of the oldest tricks and definitely works.
Keep Your Home Well Lit
Regardless of its size, every home will look bigger when you let in the light. It can be both artificial and natural light; just let it in. Throw away heavy drapes and open up your windows, and at night, add more lamps.
Use Bigger But Fewer Furniture Pieces
You may not believe us, but bigger is better! Don’t buy too many things just because they’re small and won’t take up too much space. In fact, sticking to bigger but fewer furniture pieces will make your room look more spacious.
Use Hidden Storage
Hidden storage is the best thing for small apartments. They’re not in front of your eyes and add an aesthetic value to your other furniture. So why not have a platform bed that stores your extra things and keeps the minimalistic atmosphere of your bedroom?
If you’re living in a small house or apartment, then definitely try out these easy tips and tricks and let us know what you think!
Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.