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Jul 30

Learn How To Make Your Small Apartment Feel Larger

Like so many people in Australia – especially in its large cities – you may be grappling with the issue of having very limited amounts of space. Studio apartments are particularly difficult to arrange, and many people just throw up their hands and live in cluttered, cramped situations. It doesn’t have to be like that! There are plenty of nifty tricks that you can use to maximize the space you have, creating the illusion of having a lot more; check them out below:

Steer Clear of Coffee Tables – One of the biggest mistakes that people make when arranging their tiny apartments is cluttering up their floors with too many things. Sure, coffee tables are convenient – but they take up a lot of very limited floor space. You can achieve plenty of surface space – without sacrificing floor space – by using a corner counter or credenza. Such things are out of the way enough to keep the floor in your apartment clear, but offer enough surface space to be useful and convenient.

Invest in Multitasking Furniture – Without a doubt, wall beds are godsends to those who live in exceptionally small apartments. Today, wall beds are available in a large range of styles, configurations and designs providing you with fantastic opportunities to make the most out of available space. By night, you can fold your wall bed down and sleep on it; by day, you can fold it up and use it as a shelving unit, desk or other useful thing. Wall beds are worthwhile investments and can make a major difference in how cramped – or not cramped – your studio apartment is.

Hang, Hang, Hang! – Floor space may be limited in a tiny apartment, but wall and ceiling space should be ample. Make the most out of this by hanging things from your apartment’s walls and ceilings. Hanging shelves are great options, as are hooks for hanging clothes hangers and other things. Hanging lamps can be used in lieu of standing or desktop models, as well.

Reflectivity Rules – Reflective items help give cramped spaces the illusion of being more spacious. Since you probably don’t want to hang mirrors from every possible surface, try to select furniture and other items made out of reflective materials like Lucite and polished wood. Get creative with your lighting scheme, and your studio apartment will look considerably larger than it actually is – and you’ll feel a lot less stressed!

Get Creative with Storage – Finally, if your apartment is overrun with kitchen cupboards, drawers and shelves, remember that you don’t strictly have to store kitchen items in them. Store whatever you want, wherever you want to – the end result will be a less cluttered, and more liveable, apartment.

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