Do you live in a small studio in New York City, or a college dorm fresh out of high school? It can be quite a wake up call when you have to downsize your entire life into a few square feet. Don’t make your cute studio apartment bring you down into the blues. Brad Roemer and his team of excellent interior designers have worked with countless homeowners and apartment renters that have had to make due with the small things in life. You’ll find that these deviously smart tricks will go a long way into making you feel comfortable and happy in your tiny space.
Choose Your Rug Wisely
While choosing small dangly items for your space and hanging photos way too high up on your wall make it on our interior decor enemies 101 list, small rugs are right there with them on the list. There’s nothing worse that a few small rugs in your already hard-to-breathe apartment. It’ll do exactly the opposite of what you desire by making your space appear even smaller than it already is. This is because a few mismatched rugs can make your studio look broken up instead of one sleek, unison unit. If you’re looking for some good options, don’t be alarmed if you notice a high price tag. West Elm has some great, trendy pieces that are a favorite amongst the Brad Roemer Realtor team for their million-dollar homes.
Rule Out The Size of Your Artwork
Any space can look awkward if its artwork hasn’t been planned out sufficiently beforehand. Think of it this way: A great rule of thumb to follow is to avoid small clustered paintings on a large wall and instead opt for a large painting to match. You don’t necessarily need to go expensive with this one. Your art choosing can be an old advertising that you found in a Parisian vintage shop. Or you can go with comic book clippings as your preferred strategy for bringing out your personality. If you have a small wall, such as near your wardrobe, focus on hanging up smaller pieces.
If the entire dimension of your furniture is close to the floor, such as a bed or couch that has a skirt that hangs down onto the floor or an armour that fully meets the floor, you lose that sense of airy-ness that you so deeply need in a tiny space.
Choose Shelving Over Bookcases
Need to hang up old textbooks, literary novels and vases you received from your late grandmother? Don’t opt for a bookcase but instead above-the-floor shelving units. Three stacks of shelvings should be the maximum that you’re willing to go for.
What are your favorite tiny apartment decorating secrets? We’d love to hear them in the comments below, they may even inspire our next Brad Roemer design blog post!