With rent and housing prices sky rocketing, not all of us can afford to live in large spacious houses or apartments. More often than not we end up in a single bedroom or studio apartment, but this does not mean that you cannot turn your tiny living space into a beautiful home that is warm and welcoming. Here are some great tips on how to make the most of a small living space.
The thing about small spaces is that it is really easy to make them seem smaller and even crowded and cluttered. The best way to make a small space seem large is to be a minimalist. This does not mean having an apartment that looks bare it just means making smart furniture choices. Consider what furniture you absolutely must have. For instance is a couch and two armchairs necessary or will just a couch and a few comfy chairs that could be used for multiple purposes do? You also do not want lots of ornaments and books and odds and ends taking up space. Think open shelving so that you can turn all your belongings into displays of art – tastefully arrange your books and put your coloured mugs on display instead of hiding them in bulky cupboards and then hanging up more art to brighten the space.
Proper storage is key. Pallet racking is a great option for both long term storage of items you cannot fit into your apartment and also for displaying and storing things inside your apartment. In a small space you need to get creative with your storage.
Think of pallet racking as a way to have a storage unit that functions as a book shelf and plant display. Put your succulents and potted plants on display with a collection of your favourite books – the eclectic display will cheer up your space, add some colour and the plants will make things feel out doors and give an illusion of space. Link here http://www.alpharacking.com.au/double-deep-racking/ can deliver a wide range of cost effective racking items that can cover your needs.
Thinking big seems contradictory in a small space, but what we mean by this is that you do need large blank spaces to open up a smaller space. Think of hanging one large piece of art or a photograph rather than hanging up 20 pictures. Hang curtains that are longer than your windows – the pole should attach at least two feet above your window to give the illusion of longer taller windows and hang up a large mirror to bounce light around a room. All these little tricks can make a small space seem much larger than it actually is.