Apartment Living: How to Make the Most of Your Space

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Apartments are great. They tend to be cheaper and easier to clean, plus you’re not as isolated as you would be in a house, which often means a higher safety level. That being said, they do have their downsides. For those with four-legged friends, an apartment may not be ideal. And, of course, there’s the space problem. Sure, you can get a big and spacious apartment, but those tend to cost much more, and at that price range, you might as well get a house. Luckily, all hope is not lost! With a few clever tips and tricks, you can easily make your apartment look and feel bigger.

Go green

One thing that makes apartments feel small is the lack of a garden, and often the lack of any type of nature. Where, in a house, you may look out onto a garden, park, or something similar, apartments tend to have views of city landscapes or . . . other apartments. But it can be hard to introduce nature in a small apartment. After all, it’s not like you can plant a tree in the middle of your apartment, and indoor potted plants often die due to the less-than-ideal environment often found in apartments. Luckily, there is a solution! Indoor gardening is a great way to add some freshness to your apartment, without taking up too much space. A bonus is that you won’t have to work nearly as hard as you would with a normal garden!

Mirrors

If you’re looking for a way to decorate your apartment without taking up too much space, we have the perfect item for you: mirrors. Mirrors are a great way of adding class without having to sacrifice space. Still not convinced? Mirrors create an optical illusion of sorts that can make any room look larger than it is. If actual mirrors aren’t your forte, try using these 3D mirror stickers for the same effect with less hassle.

Maximize natural light

We often don’t notice how small a certain space is at night, because it’s dark, and we tend to spend most of our evening in one space. During the day, however, when we’re moving around and trying to get things done – that’s when we notice how small an apartment truly is. Natural light can help with this. Of course, it won’t actually make the place bigger, but it will look bigger and therefore feel bigger. Click here for some ways of increasing natural light.

Feng shui

Chances are, you’ve heard of feng shui. It’s an ancient art of arranging furniture in such a way that it creates a certain harmony within a room. By using these techniques, you may be able to have your space feel more open. You may think that, no matter how you arrange your furniture, it will use up the same amount of space. While this is true, you can make the most of your space, and place objects in such a way that it creates a more natural flow of air, movement, and space. If this sounds interesting, you can learn more about the origins of feng shui.