How to Make Your Apartment Look Spacious
Many believe that an apartment, since it’s smaller than a house, is meant to look stuffy and overcrowded. You can’t do anything about a small apartment now, can you? If you can’t toss things out, maybe it’s time you think of a different scheme. Consider making your apartment look more spacious, even if it isn’t, with these tips:
Use Mirrors Smartly
Mirrors have a dual advantage. They not only increase the light in a room but also make it look bigger. All because of their property of reflection. So, if you wish to make your apartment more spacious and bright, go crazy with mirrors. However, if you're confused about the type of mirror to hang on the wall, go for the advice of experts and choose large, floor-length mirrors with a thin or no frame at all, and hang them vertically. This way, your mirror will create an illusion that will make your studio apartment look like a big-sized bedroom. Also, clean your mirrors every day or several times a week, at least, using a glass cleaner and microfiber cloth. Dirty mirrors won’t do anyone any good.
Using Shutters or Blinds
Large curtains or drapes take up a lot of space in a room, and even if they're pulled, they block the windows and, consequently, the scenery outside. One way to make an apartment look more spacious by tricking the eyes is to let them have a view of the outside by completely exposing the windows. If you're concerned about privacy, you can use light shutters or small blinds. If you think the curtains are indispensable, you can fix a rod that extends the width of the window frame so that the windows are not blocked when the curtains are completely pulled.
Keep Your Room Tidy and Organized
If you're not a fan of decluttering your apartment regularly, that might be a reason why your apartment isn't looking as big as it is. Start small and steady, and once you've organized your entire apartment, you'll realize what a game-changer this tip is. Not everyone can manage to declutter their entire apartment daily, and if that's the case, divide the task so that you complete it easily in several days. For instance, declutter the kitchen the first day, your bedroom the next, and so on. This way, you'll be able to stick to your new habit more easily instead of considering it a burden. Keeping things simple, tidy, and organized also applies to walls in addition to surfaces and floors. Don't hang too many pictures on a single wall, or even avoid hanging any if it looks cramped.
Appropriate Color Scheme
Scientists have helped us understand the logic behind why using the appropriate color scheme can help make your apartment look more spacious. Dark colors have a higher tendency to absorb the light within a room, making it look smaller. On the other hand, light colors reflect more light, thus tricking your eyes into seeing the apartment as more spacious than it is. Similarly, if the color furniture matches that of the walls, this also creates a positive effect and gives the room a bigger look. Otherwise, the furniture breaks up space and looks jarring if the colors are in contrast. Experts believe that white or pale colors are an excellent choice for a color scheme that brightens up the apartment, as darker shades cannot exude that characteristic airy and serene vibe.
Sometimes, Choose Big
Not always, but sometimes, numerous small items can take up more space than a single, big item. For instance, instead of keeping various tiny chairs, try using a large sofa, and you'll notice how the latter is an efficient choice when it comes to space. Similarly, hanging one big picture on a wall is a smart choice compared to hanging several small frames. So, don't always go for the size.
Well, there you have it! You don’t always need an entire mansion to make your home look and feel more spacious. It’s just a matter of changing a few things and making better decisions. So, try these tips and see the sudden change it brings to your apartment.