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That apartment seemed like everything you ever wanted when you first moved in, but it is quickly feeling more and more cramped by the day and you are now battling claustrophobia you never had in the past. Does this sound like you? Well, you are not alone.
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So many people struggle with trying to make their small spaces stop feeling so cramped. You know what they say, get rid of the junk to increase the amount of space in your room. However, the problem is, you might just not know what to get rid of, and you might get rid of the pieces that are most beneficial to you.
Since whether the space is small or not, you will still need to have furniture, it is a necessary, albeit daunting task to furnish your small room. It is possible though, all it takes is a good understanding of the types of furniture that are there and which ones you can use to your small room’s advantage.
When you live alone in your own apartment, you have a lot of freedom concerning how you are going to decorate your space. If you are a single woman, there are so many choices that they can, at times, be overwhelming. Before you resort to just hanging dragonfly metal wall art on your walls and calling it a day, try the five easy tips below to give you some decorating guidance.
Color, Color, Everywhere
The colors that you choose for your apartment are among the most significant decisions that you will have to make concerning your decor. While it may be tempting to just leave the walls the plain beige or white that the landlord painted them, think about being a bit more creative. If you have permission to paint the walls, choose colors that work well together and provide a calming atmosphere. At the end of a busy day the last thing you may want is to walk into a room that is pulsing with florescent pink paint. Instead, choose a pale, calming pink that will soothe your nerves and help you unwind after a hard day. Soft yellows, creams, greens and blues are also beautiful choices that go well together and are easy to coordinate with fabrics and accessories.
Now that you are out on your own, whether in your first apartment after college or moving into your own studio after sharing with roommates, you will have to decide how you want to decorate your new bachelor pad. Studio apartments are, by their very nature, small and lacking ample storage. For bachelors, that can translate into piles in a mess and hubcaps used as car metal wall art. To get a better start on decorating your bachelor pad, try some of the easy tips below.
In a studio apartment, the most beneficial furniture pieces you can own are those with multiple purposes. For example, a sofa that is also a bed or an ottoman that also doubles as storage for blankets and linens, are ideal because they provide two functions. While you may not want to sleep on a sofa bed every night, having an extra spot for guests to sleep is ideal. Multi-purpose furniture tends to be a bit more expensive than other pieces, but in a studio you do not need to buy many pieces. What you save from not having to buy in quantity, you can put toward purchasing the perfect pieces of furniture.
When guests come to stay, make their experience as relaxing as possible with a natural guest bedroom decor. By incorporating natural elements into the room’s design, you will be creating a room that is not only peaceful, but that is also eco-friendly. Think outside the box when designing this type of guest room decor to come up with ideas that will be easy on your wallet, as well as the environment.
Paint is the most traditional wall covering and the low odor paints that are currently on the market make it easy to protect the environment inside while also being beneficial to the environment outside. The paint comes in a variety of colors, from common bright tones to the earthy hues that are perfect for a natural decor. To create a peaceful feel, choose a color that has warm undertones and calming appeal. Sage greens, sea blues and even calm lavenders are all great choices for adding color to the space in a natural, unobtrusive way. These colors also make excellent backdrops for natural wreaths and turtles metal wall art that can accentuate the calming feel of the room.
Finding a great way to decorate an apartment for a couple or single person is hard enough, but add children into the mix and decorating takes on a whole new dimension. Apartment decorating for families is more about creative and stylish storage than it is about the newest styles of art or contemporary design.
That being said, there is no reason why unique and clever decor cannot be added to the mix.
Room by Room
When starting to design decor for a family apartment, break the design down room by room. Each room of the apartment will, most likely, serve several purposes and should be designed accordingly. From the bathroom to the bedroom to the small alcove where the washer and dryer are nestled, each space should work for the family’s needs and accommodate their lifestyle. By working from room to room, it will be easier to achieve a cohesive and efficient design.