How to Make the Most out of a Small Apartment
If moving from a home with plenty of space to a small apartment stresses you out, have no fear. While your Raleigh moving company can ensure the move goes as smoothly as possible, we also have some genius ideas on how to make the most of your new humble abode.
- Moving into a studio? Place a curtain around the bed for some privacy and the feel of an extra room. You can even put a curtain around the kitchen to separate the living area. You can also use a book shelf that doubles as a wall divider and simultaneously acts as additional, much needed storage space.
- Secret storage. Toss the standard chairs and invest in couches and ottomans that also have an opening for storage space inside. Some bedframes have drawers on the bottom as well, which serves as a dresser and bed in one. Now, all of your books, clothes, and blankets will have a new home and help to keep your apartment looking neat and tidy.
- Ditch the horizontal. Take advantage of the tall areas of your wall and install shelves that go up instead of across. There is almost always space above doors and above clothes racks that go completely wasted…not anymore!
- Have a garage sale. While it may be hard to part with your scrunchie collection, chances are that de-cluttering your life before you move will help give you space to fit the stuff that you really need. Before the big move, go through all of your belongings and donate the things that you really do not need, or have a garage sale.
- Add color. Stay away from painting your entire apartment and instead, choose to add small pops of color to keep everything looking organized and appearing as large as possible. If you must paint, choose one wall to paint with an accent color so that the concept is still there, but it does not completely take over your room.
- Invest in anything foldable. Nowadays, you can buy foldable beds, tables, and desks. By opting for this style of furniture, you give yourself double the space and room to practice your yoga or play Dance Dance Revolution with your friends.
- Create an illusion. Invest in floor-length curtains and strategically place mirrors in order to trick the eye into thinking your space is much larger than it really is.
- Customize. Learn to appreciate built-in bookshelves and specifically tailored furniture. When trying to capitalize on the amount of space provided, customizing the size of anything makes sure that you take advantage of every inch of space.
- Clear objects are your new best friend. Adding a window or exchanging a solid door for a transparent one, will trick the eye into thinking that your pad is much more spacious than it actually is. Also, swapping some pieces of solid furniture for see-thru ones prevent an already tight space from appearing more cluttered.