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5 Tips to Maximize the Space of Your Apartment

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It is a common belief that a small bedroom calls for smaller pieces of furniture. However, this is not necessarily the case. Cleverly maximizing a small space can be executed using dual-functioning furnishings and differentiating color palettes, among others. Some will immediately opt for a few statement pieces in the apartment instead of trying to place numerous smaller decorative pieces.

For those living in studio apartments, the ultimate goal here is to maximize all parts of the apartment, so less furniture is the key to achieving this. Apart from slowly cutting out furniture pieces, below are other ways in which you can stretch your living space further.

 

Use Mason Jars and Trays for the Bathroom 

 

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If you have a relatively tiny bathroom (which, of course, is standard when living in an apartment), there are decorating tricks that can help you make full use of your space. For example, mason jars can hold items susceptible to clutter, such as cotton balls, Q-tips, makeup brushes, and flossers. 

Doing this will not only help organize essentials but also add to your overall bathroom aesthetic. You can also get a decorative bathroom tray to carry a handful of products for your hair, skin, nails, etc. This item can be placed on your bathroom counter, so you do not have to stuff everything under the sink. These things, once neatly arranged on the tray, will be easier to reach, especially on days when you are in the most hurry. 

 

Your Living Room Can Benefit from These Items 

Probably the most problematized in an apartment is the living room. The living room is a witness to many special and personal moments of a person. One sits here with the family to watch television, one occasionally eats here, and one also ushers visitors into this space. And maximizing it comes as no surprise.

One way to create an illusion of a bigger space is by opting for an L-shaped couch equipped with hidden storage space underneath the cushions. An alternative to that is a stylish daybed that doubles as a couch and a cozy place for guests to sleep in. 

If you want to make the room look even bigger, remember mirrors, mirrors, and more mirrors. You can place one above your couch or one stand on one side of your couch instead of the typical side table topped with a desk lamp.

 

Sell Items to Swap for Compact, More Useful Ones

In the living room, instead of a large center table, you can try using a lighter, smaller table. You may get one that comes with one or two drawers for knickknacks you can’t seem to get rid of. You can also opt for a bed that has spacious storage underneath. 

To get rid of bulky pieces, sell your items online. It can save space in your apartment while earning you cash that you can use for the compact furniture you will need. 

 

Decorate a Small Kitchen with Charming and Functional Pieces 

 

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 Now, on to the kitchen. Trade-in that huge dining table for a round high-top table with matching barstools to double your floor space instantly. Not everyone needs a six-seater dining table, anyway. Decorating and organizing a small kitchen and dining can present itself as an obstacle, but all you need are a couple of tips and tricks.

One way is to use glass vases for kitchen utensils like spoons, spatulas, whisks, tongs, and more. Doing this will keep drawer space more available for sharper tools such as can openers, potato peelers, pizza cutters, and knives. Not only will the glass vase look good and give an illusion of open space, but it will also be a lot easier to grab. 

 

Hang Your Things to Save Space

Diving through clothes and shoes to search for that one outfit in a stuffed closet can be frustrating and tiring. Just like in the kitchen, the best way to make the most of the space in your small closet is to maintain tidiness.

Shoe racks, be those the ones on the floor or hung on the door, are an excellent way to keep all shoes in one place. You can also hang other things on the wall, like belts, jewelry, and scarves, to minimize clutter. Just don’t overdo it since having too many hanging objects can be an eyesore too. 

Living in a small apartment does not have to be inconvenient and feel stifling at all.

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