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3 Tips to Decorate a Small Apartment

I once lived in a 1000 sq. ft. studio in San Francisco, but we managed to decorate and make it feel homey and not claustrophobic. Our Guest Geek post today is about three good tips on decorating a small apartment and making the most of minimal living space.

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When you’re working with a tight space in your home, it can be difficult to create clean and eye-catching interior design. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible! There are lots of simple things that you can do to modernize your apartment.
Regardless of your style preferences, there are plenty of ways to decorate a small living space. Keep reading to learn our top tips for decorating a small apartment.

3 Tips to Decorate a Small Apartment

Apartments can be cozy and inviting, as long as you get your décor and end tables right. You don’t need to live in a cluttered place where you can barely see the floor space!
Decorating a small apartment can be quick and simple, even for those of you who have very little interior design experience. It’s all about tactical furniture placement and minimalistic accessories to avoid excessive clutter.
Here are three great tips that you can follow to improve your interior design, despite living in a relatively tight space.

Use Compact Furniture

Compact furniture is your best friend when you live in a tight apartment space. You can get sofas and couches for small spaces and tall cupboards to retain as much space as possible.
Wall-mounted, stackable shelving units can maximize your storage space without cluttering your apartment with furniture. Aesthetic shelves will enhance your interior design instead of disrupting it, so find units that you can decorate according to your own style preferences.
Pull-down beds are also a great option when you’re trying to save as much space as possible. A pull-down bed gets built into your wall so each morning, you can store it out of the way and make use of your floor space.

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Be careful with your accessory placement

Accessories can make an apartment feel like home, but they can create clutter if you’re not careful.
They are central to your decor and when you have a small apartment, you need to be strategic with their placement.
Avoid large ornaments that will most likely get in your way. Instead, focus on smaller, more delicate pieces and position them on shelves, cabinets, and windowsills.
Wall art is another great way to accessorize without causing your space to look messy. Consider a large statement canvas or several miniature matching pieces of art. You can also hang special family photos on your walls as sentimental decorations.

Put down a rug

Soft rugs offer several benefits. Aside from feeling great under your feet and adding warmth to your room, they also serve a decorative purpose. They’re also extra cozy and cute!
Whether you go for a plush wool rug or a thinner cotton rug, it will enhance your decor without taking up any additional space in your home. There is an endless range of rugs available online or in-store so you won’t struggle to find something that suits your needs and fits your apartment perfectly.

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