Living in an apartment or small home can be extremely functional and convenient, but it is important to ensure you maximise your space in order to have an enjoyable and usable place to live.
Use all your space wisely
When it comes to space-saving and space-creating ideas, intelligent and functional storage is the best way to maximise space in your home.
Capitalise on all of the unused wall space and areas under beds or couches. Command Hooks are damage free hanging solutions that are perfect for those renting apartments or if you want to do minimal permanent damage to your walls – and they can hang almost anything.
These little sticking hooks can hold up to 3kg, and can be used for a variety of things such as in the hallway to hang keys and avoid clutter.
TV command hooks can hide any cables to give your apartment a tidier look, which creates a sense of more space. Placing hooks in cupboards is also a great way to neatly organise pots, pans and other bulky items.
Bed Risers are an ideal way to instantly create additional storage space. This gives you room to hide storage tubs, boxes and any other items that you don't want seen. This creates a vast amount of space for storage and removal of clutter in the bedroom.
The perfect mirror will work wonders
Mirrors can make your room look larger by reflecting the space back and create the illusion of a bigger room. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors toward it to give the illusion of depth. Mirrors also reflect both natural and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night. They bounce light deep into the room, making it appear larger.
Placing a mirror near a window to reflect the outdoors is especially effective. Mirrors on the walls and glass tabletops will give your room a more open feel.
Colour coordinate and declutter
Having a calming, coherent colour palette can help to reduce the cluttered appearance of a room, without having to fully embrace complete minimalism. Light colours tend to trick the eye into thinking a space is larger than it really is, and clever mirror and furniture placement will also help with this.
If you have access to natural light, bringing it into your home as much as possible will instantly connect the room with the outdoors, no longer limiting your space. Use sheer window coverings, or pull them back completely, to allow more light in. If you don’t like the view, put plants or flowers near the windows and use lamps to brighten the space.
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