Does your apartment seem too small? So check out foolproof tricks to extend it.
Discover decorating tricks for small apartments and put them into practice to be able to make the best use of spaces. You will need to be careful when developing the project, after all, you must consider intelligent solutions to create a beautiful and comfortable home.
The small apartment is a type of housing that has become popular in Brazil, especially in big cities. It has few spaces (living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and laundry), so it deserves impeccable decor to enjoy every inch.
Decorating tricks for small apartments
1 – Abuse of light colours
When the challenge is to decorate a small apartment, you can’t pollute the environment with a variety of colours and patterns. The most appropriate is to bet on white walls and furniture, as they contribute to the feeling of spaciousness.
2 – Bet on a multifunctional bookcase
Anyone who lives in a small apartment knows how difficult it is to put multiple pieces of furniture in the same room. The situation becomes even worse when the living room and bedroom are integrated. One way to solve the problem is betting on the multifunctional bookcase, which serves to delimit the rooms and also to store objects. The big difference of this piece of furniture is its hollow and compact structure.
3 – Divide the space well
Even if there are not as many walls in the apartment, it is possible to create divisions through furniture (strategically positioned) and screens. The owner must only be careful not to block the passage or compromise the entry of natural light.
4 – Give preference to furniture with a sliding door
Furniture with a sliding door, such as cupboards and wardrobes, doesn’t take up as much space, so they work well in a small apartment.
5 – Create a retractable meal area
In some cases, finding free space to hold the dining table is an impossible task. Therefore, it is worth creating a retractable dining area through a good carpentry project. In the image above you can see a very interesting example. When the table is lowered, it reveals internal shelves that store plates, glasses and cups.
6 – Install hanging shelves and cabinets
The small apartment doesn’t have much horizontal space, so it’s important to take advantage of the free vertical area. In the kitchen, for example, you can install a hanging cabinet to store household items. In the bedroom or living room, it is possible to take advantage of the walls by installing shelves.
7 – Invest in custom furniture
If the budget allows, it is worth buying furniture designed for every room in the apartment. This type of furniture makes the decoration more beautiful and also optimizes spaces with reduced footage. The tip is valid, however, only if you are the owner of the apartment.
8 – Adopt a powerful hood
The small apartment usually has an American kitchen, that is, an integrated environment with the living room that only adopts a bench to establish the division. So that smoke does not spread throughout the living area, it is worth investing in installing a hood.
9 – Use mirrors
Architects tend to bet on the use of mirrors to make environments appear larger. The reflection is able to “deceive the eyes” and also gives a modern look to the layout.
10 – Secret compartments work well
When decorating the apartment, you can explore the secret compartments in the furniture. The bed, for example, may have a built-in chest to store sheets, blankets, pillowcases, among other items. The sofa may also have a special area for storing objects and books.
11 – Less is more!
The big secret to decorating a small apartment is to simplify things. Bet on a minimalist aesthetic, combating all kinds of exaggerations and avoiding unnecessary pieces. Have little furniture in each room and avoid exposing trinkets.
12- Use bunk beds
A small apartment has a maximum of two bedrooms. If you want to make the best use of space, then bet on bunk beds. This solution is perfect to accommodate many residents.
13 – Furniture with wheels
There are many smart tips for maximizing space, such as using wheeled furniture. The carts are compact, easy to move and make the decor more modern.
14 – Things hanging from the ceiling
Small spaces call for big ideas. One is to hang things from the ceiling like potted plants and household items. You can bet on a black metal frame, very dynamic and contemporary.
15 – Rotating Space Divider
Small, integrated environments can gain a rotating space divider, perfect for placing TV, books and decorative objects. This solution combines, above all, with an integrated bedroom and living room.
16 – Curtains
A small apartment without walls can have its areas enclosed with curtains. The suggestion is perfect for those who need to decorate a studio in a simple, minimalist and welcoming way.
17 – Geometric prints
Geometric and linear prints are compatible with the decor of the dining room, living room, kitchen and even the laundry area. The aim is to create a sense of structure, with the illusion of length and breadth.
18 – Furniture off the floor
Pieces with long legs, such as the sofa, combine with small spaces and convey a feeling of spaciousness.
19 -Transparent furniture
Transparent furniture, made of glass or acrylic, deceives the eyes and is compatible with limited spaces. Apartments decorated with these pieces seem more open and airy.
20 – Extra seats
The apartments are getting smaller and do not have large sofas. For this reason, the living area calls for extra, compact seating. Stools are welcome in the environment, as well as beanbags.
21 – Everything organized
One of the infallible tips is to keep the environment organized. That’s right! There’s nothing worse for a small apartment than clutter, especially in the open kitchen.
22 – Glass partition walls
The glass partition walls separate the rooms without damaging the light. In this room, the structure separated the bed from the study corner, without interfering with access to natural light.