How to Maximize Small Home Spaces
It is possible to have a magazine-worthy interior even with a small apartment in Singapore. Here are some tricks on how to do it.
Create an Illusion of Space
The best way to do this is to paint your interior walls with white or similar shades and the floor with a bright color. This combination will highlight your furniture and decorations, but will also let the eyes travel vertically, therefore creating an illusion that you have a big space. You can also use distinct colors on the entryways and doors to mark different areas.
Sections are the Way to Go
It is possible to divide your apartment into functional spaces without having to use dividers and walls. Instead, you can utilize the corners. When creating a floor plan, decide what each corner will look like based on the purpose instead of using several areas for different functions.
Use Multifunction and Full-Size Furniture
Using several small furniture will only take up more space, so use full-size furniture instead that have several functions and compartments. These types of furniture are common nowadays and are built specifically for small apartments.
Hang Displays Above Eye Level
While a wall full of artwork might look like clutter, placing them above eye level will create an illusion of a high ceiling, just like the color scheme of the walls creates an illusion of space.
Minimize the Clutter
If you have proper storage, you should not clutter your apartment with unnecessary items for display. A neat apartment will also create the illusion of a bigger space. Store all your extra items in areas that can be hidden or buy furniture with adequate storage compartments.
Use Vertical Storage in Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the busiest part of the house and has the most clutter. To maximize the small space, use vertical storage or shelving, drawers, organizers, and food containers. The pantry should have several storage areas for almost all the essential items. Every part of the wall is useful, so don’t hesitate to install racks if you need more storage space.
Use Convertible Sofas and Beds with Storage
Convertible or sleeper sofas can be used by guests, while bunk beds with storage can save space by including pull-out drawers, shelves, and tables.
Organize Your Clothes and Personal Items
Even if you can’t fulfill your dream of getting a walk-in closet, you can utilize those cute closet organizers from do-it-yourself shops. Just because you have a small apartment doesn’t mean you can’t own a lot of things. You just have to organize them neatly in your closet.