Beautiful ornate luxury decoration of a compact apartment studio. Image via www.drawn2style.com
A lot of people that live in small apartments or tiny houses have the same problem and that is often how to maximize the use of the space to create a fantastic living space.
Its not unusual for people to think ‘hey, it’s a small space, it should be easy to decorate’ , but the reality is that small apartments and limited space provide real decorating challenge. Nevertheless, with some careful thinking, and a little bit of research, the ideas should begin to flow.
Stunning use of space with bedroom separation from kitchenette and living space. Image via www.deco-moderne-fr.com
Check out how other people are decorating their tiny spaces or compact apartments. You’ll find that this will give you many inspirational ideas on how to truly make the best use of the space, without feeling hemmed in, or overcrowded with stuff.
Sure, there may be compromises in various areas. You may need to downsize your stuff or if your accommodation is temporary, perhaps even put some of it in storage if you can’t bear to part with it.
When creating that fantastic living space for your apartment, your ultimate design will need to make efficient use of every last inch of space. There will be techniques, and ideas on how to make use of hidden spaces.
Using hideaway or fold away techniques or furniture that compacts down when not in use. Sometimes even selecting furniture that can ‘multi-task’, for example a dining table that double as a kitchen workbench, or as a study desk and then folds down when not required.
The photos in this feature gallery should inspire you with introductory ideas. Don’t limit your ideas, because it’s the creativity of the mind to adapt to the spaces we live in that will help you to comes up a style, layout and functionality that will be uniquely yours. Who knows? it may even surprise you how simple and easy you find it to live within a small apartment space or tiny house.
One great resource that will provide plenty of ideas is how people make use of extremely small spaces in ‘tiny houses’. These situations often have more than one person living in a space of 200-400 sq feet, which presents a lot of challenges to getting the very best functional and comfortable design. You’ll pick up many great ideas from researching example galleries of tiny house plans and designs.