Small space made big

Jul 6 2011

Small space made big
Small space made big
If your apartment has a lot of character but the small size is starting to make you feel claustrophobic, consider a few simple updates and organization tips that can help bring your cramped area new life.

The style experts at House Beautiful spoke about simple ways to change the layout of your home and how implementing bold colors may help to create the illusion of more space. In one example, the professionals used one color through all the rooms in a one-bedroom apartment as a way to unify the area. The bold lilac hue made the apartment stand out and with the color choice, there was less need for accessories, which led to less clutter.

Doubling up on closets is another way to utilize room, so consider putting your washer and dryer in a closet and hang a higher rod to hang clothes over the machines. Doing so will offer you added space and no excuse to not hang up your clean clothes.

Another easy fix would be to install light and airy window treatments in your home in order to create a luxurious but functional setting. Roman shades are easy to get up and down and stay out of the way until you want them, which in a small space could be a miracle. If you feel like bringing the natural world inside, wood blinds or bamboo shades will help you in your overall style goal.

Making the space feel like "you" will ultimately make you love the space - regardless of the size.
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