Decorating Tips for Furnishing Small Apartments

Your apartment might be pint-sized, that doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself to living in a small, cluttered space. If you’re willing to put a little effort into finding the perfect pieces, you don’t even have to be restricted to pint-sized home décor. Finding the right furnishings and house ware for your little apartment can be a fun experience, and is guaranteed to transform your space. Here are some simple tips to make shopping for the right pieces easier for you.

Choose Curves

Most apartments are box-like, so it can be fun to add some curves. These have the added advantage of breaking up the space and creating an optical distraction which makes it hard to gauge the size of the room. This is a favorite trick of interior design moguls working with a limited amount of space. Look for round tables, chairs with a curve and rugs that are either in shapes or patterned with spirals or dots.

Lighten Up

One of the best ways to lighten up without making any major renovations is to buy a light rug. Placed in the centre of the floor, this will make the whole room feel larger. For a thrifty solution, bind an old carpet remnant. This works particularly well if your apartment comes with dark wall-to-wall carpeting. Cover it up and brighten your home.

Out With the Blinds, In With the Curtains

Throw out those standard-issue Venetian blinds, and add a touch of drama and a more comfortable feel with curtains. To enlarge the space, hang them floor to ceiling to create height.

Add Layers

Contrary to what you might think, you don’t have to adopt a minimalist style where your bed is concerned. If you want lots of linens and fabrics, then you can have lots of linens and fabrics. Layers and an elegant mix of colours, prints and pillows can induce a sense of airiness, and add depth to what is incontrovertibly one of the largest pieces in your home. The layered look also foments an essence of ostentatious decadence, and that’s a small space strategy in itself. Check out a retailer such as David Phillips to find the perfect bedroom furniture for your apartment.

Furnish Your Home to Scale

Unless you’re trying to make a statement with a dramatic, overstuffed couch, your small space will feel a lot bigger with moderately sized furnishings. Larger pieces which fill up every inch of space will only emphasis the limited room.


The less space you have, the less you can fit in it. It’s important to prioritise and ensure that any items which are essential to you are present in your home. Some people need a desk area, but not a dining area. Some people want a living area and are content to have a bed that folds up. The important thing is to make the space work for your needs. Don’t restrict yourself to what is traditionally found in a home; include what you want in your home.


Mount floating shelves wherever there is room, to free up floor space and reduce clutter. Floating shelves don’t have the bulk of normal shelving units but they can provide just as much storage space. They also have the advantage of looking sleek and contemporary. Make sure you stack them with as much weight as they can hold to take full advantage.

Shop smart and your home will look bigger than you could have imagined.

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