A small apartment is a difficult space to furnish, due to the lack of storage and limited floor area. People often make the mistake of overcrowding a small apartment or house so as to include all necessary items and furniture pieces but this is not the best idea to furnish an apartment. Even with the limitation of space, you can create a wonderful looking and well -spaced out apartment. Here are some of the best ideas to furnish a small apartment.
1. Add Dual Purpose or Multi -purpose Items
For a small apartment or any other small space, it is best to use dual purpose or multi- purpose items and furniture pieces. Always look for those furniture items which are useful, for example, you can use your kitchen slab as a table as well as a kitchen island. Infact you can buy sofa-cum-beds that serve the purpose of sofas as well as beds.
Storage space holds premium importance in a small sized apartment. Thus, to maximum your storage, look or shop for those furnishing items that have hidden storage spaces. For example, there are coffee-tables with bookshelves underneath them and couches which can be opened up to store books, newspapers etc. Infact when purchasing a bed, always make sure it has bed drawers where you can store clothes or other necessary items.
3. Guest Friendly Furniture
A small sized apartment is difficult space to accommodate guests. But with guest friendly furniture, you can achieve this very easily and conveniently. Some examples of furniture which can take care of comfort of your guests are wall beds or flip down beds.
4. Smaller Furniture Pieces
Another good tip to furnish your small sized apartment is to consider buying smaller variants of traditional furniture pieces. For example, choose a small sized TV rather than going for an enormous entertainment unit. Similarly, rather than buying a full size dining table, opt for a smaller sized one.
5. Lighting Plays an Important Role
Often, with trick lighting or intelligent lighting, you can make your small sized apartment look bigger in size. Eliminate bedside lamps as these take unnecessary space and make your room appear small. Rather, go for in-wall lighting systems or tall lamps fixed on the edge of the room. Don’t use dull lights but make use of bright lights in the house to make the small apartment look larger.
6. Opt for Vertical rather than Horizontal
By choosing vertically large furniture pieces like book shelves, etc., you create a lot of useful space.