Many of us now live alone or with our partner, boyfriend or husband in a tiny apartment with very few facilities only because it is a place in the city and is much closer than being in the suburbs with a big house, a yard and an actual house. However, for the busy individual, and especially if your job demands that you stay close, a place in the city is vital. However, especially for those starting off, this means a crammed up space of one or two rooms and a matchbox of a bathroom.
Here are a few ways in which you can try to liven up the spaces in your tiny apartment.
The walls of an apartment take up the most amount of visual space and if treated properly could result in a much more homely, cozy atmosphere with little cost. Painting them in white obviously makes the room feel bigger. However, too much white can make a room feel sterile. Try to add in an interesting image which is easily obtained by digital printing on canvas via online printing services Australia.
These can range from the skyline of a city to an artsy tree or a pattern. Places which do double sided A5 flyer printing usually have this facility and can act as a feature wall in your home.
The limited space obviously means you use the same space for a variety of functions. The sitting room is sometimes both the office room and workspace as well as the TV lounge and guest area. Having multifunctional spaces is an efficient way of arranging space within small apartments. Having furniture than transforms isn’t a must in this case, try to link all spaces within the apartment, such as an open kitchen which opens out to the sitting room. This helps create much bigger spaces within the apartment.
Having partitions is important to maintain privacy, however, as in the case of having multifunctional spaces, having more fluid partitions or translucent ones helps link spaces and thereby makes a place feel larger. Separating spaces via a bookcase or cupboard or a bright screen makes a place feel less rigid than a brick wall. If your structure permits it, having an open space above certain walls and limiting the height to about seven feet again help link the spaces as the separation does not feel as final when the wall does not hit the ceiling.
Having only the most essential furniture and getting rid of clutter is a must when living in a small space. Make sure to only keep a few tasteful pieces of furniture and decorate without creating too much noise and color, as in the long run all the vibrancy could become a little stifling.