If you are living in a town apartment or in the downtown area you will completely relate to this when I say small is the new big these days. Wondering how? Almost all the apartments are compact these days and contrary to the belief that small places are messy, they are a boon! It gives you ample ideas to style up your home aesthetically and hoards only necessary stuff.
A great budget tool, you may say one of the common problems associated with smaller spaces is that they seem to eat up too much light and space and stuff is scattered here and there in most houses. But not anymore.
We have compiled some amazing super easy tips so you can make the best use of small space and give it a neat look.
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#1 Have more convertible accessories
In a compact home, the biggest trouble is of using the right item at the right time. You cannot have an ottoman and a center table in a small living room. Here you can use convertible ottomans that serve as coffee table and a couch.
Similarly, a settee can be used for storing toys or old stuff and if guests are over, you can simply spread out for sitting. A sofa-cum-bed can be used for a random discussion with friends and easily turned into the bed for guests on weekend.
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This is a universal tip and does not matter if your house is compact or spacious. Clutter is always unwarranted and if you want to give a spacious feel to your house, do away with all unnecessary items. Just get rid of stuff you have not used for last 10 years and see the change. That old rugged bathrobe does not need to sit idly in your cupboard.
#3 Storage boxes
Storage boxes, I believe, were made up for compact homes only. They miraculously hide all extra stuff in it and make the house look bright and huge. If storing the storage boxes is a problem, you may try storage ottomans as they serve the dual purpose of sitting and storing. They come in fancy designs and color schemes to give your living room a classy look.
#4 Curtains and strings
Using light colored curtains and strings automatically gives a light feeling to the home. It allows the light to come in and has a breezy feel to it. Dark monochrome curtains are a passé these days. Using netted curtains and floral designs in whites or ivory can enhance the look of the home too.
#5 Make most of the patios
Patios are the most coveted place in any compact apartment. I strongly believe a patio can be used in many ways other than just to sit and watch over the people passing by. Put up barbeque unit and a futon there so weekend parties are sorted. You can also extend the living room to the patio and have an extended look.
#6 Bright colors
We all love colors, don’t we? Colors can either cloud your home if they are dark and dull or brighten it up if used in right hues. Pastel colors, whites and sky blues are some of the colors that give a spacious look to the house.
They also gel with almost all accents and furniture items. Mix and match color scheme suits well in case of compact apartments. If the sofa is dark brown use throws in lighter tones.