7 Ideas to Make the Most of Your Apartment

Do you live in an apartment or are you thinking of buying one? You'll find some very useful information in this article. Continue reading for apartment ideas.
7 Ideas to Make the Most of Your Apartment

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Would you like to know how to make the most of your apartment? Well, your wish is our command! In this article, we’ll be giving you some tips and decorative ideas to make your apartment look bigger.

And, we’re going to convince you that size isn’t always the most important thing. Believe it or not, your personal space can be both cozy and comfortable even if it’s small. You just have to follow our advice. Let’s go!

7 ideas to make the most of your apartment

Pay attention because we’re going to give you seven very practical ideas so that your apartment becomes the space you’ve always dreamed of.

1. Good distribution

A pastel-colored kitchen.

As a general rule, apartments aren’t usually very large. For this reason, good distribution is vital to make the most out of the space you have available.

You can put an American kitchen in the living-dining room by painting the walls in the same color and choosing kitchen furniture in the same colors. We’re sure you’ll love the result!

In the kitchen, it’s very useful to have appliances that take up little space. An example of this is low fridges – you can place one of these under the counter. Small dishwashers can also play an important role if your kitchen isn’t very big!

If you’re thinking about making changes to your apartment, we recommend you get rid of swing doors and replace them with sliding ones. Some can be hidden in the wall and, as a result, make the space look bigger.

2. Use practical furniture

A wooden piece of furniture.

Overloading a small apartment with a myriad of furniture is a no-no. That’s why we advise you to have only essential furniture and in materials and colors that don’t take up a lot of visual space. Furniture made of vegetable fibers, such as wicker or rattan, provides clarity and lightness, just like light wood furniture.

Many pieces of furniture will also provide you with ingenious solutions. For example, you can get sofa beds to accommodate guests or console tables that open and turn into large capacity tables. Stackable chairs are also very useful.

Modular furniture is another great option you have. This is easy to combine and you can also take advantage of the height of the walls. Try using it and you’ll see the different decorative possibilities it offers.

3. Paint your apartment in pastel colors

An apartment painted in pastel colors.

We recommend you paint the living room and kitchen in a soft yellow or ocher, colors that provide light and visually expand the space.

For the bedroom, cool and relaxing colors, such as soft blue, are very appropriate. The bathroom will also gain space if it is tiled to medium height and you paint the rest of the wall a light color.

4. Keep your floors looking fresh

Make the most of your apartment by adding wooden floors to it, like the ones in this photo.

Ceramic floors are the freshest, most comfortable and resistant of all. However, floors made out of clay and slate are also suitable for apartments since they stay looking new for a long time.

Stoneware is good for the kitchen because it’s really easy to clean. But if you prefer wooden floors, you can choose a synthetic laminate parquet. This material is both beautiful and very resistant to friction.

5. Use simple fabrics

A light-pink couch in a living room.

For sofas, we suggest you use upholstery that’s easy to maintain, such as canvas. As for the color, neutral and soft colors will go with any environment.

Don’t forget to take the color of the walls into account when selecting the fabrics. For accessories such as cushions and blankets, cotton fabrics are suitable, resistant and easy to wash.

Moreover, if you want the place to look as neat as possible, you can use soft and light fabrics such as linen, cotton or piqué in your bedroom.

6. Make the most of your apartment by adding blinds or curtains

Add fresh, light-colored curtains to the area to make the most of your apartment.

To protect your apartment from excess sun and high temperatures, it’s vital to make the right choice when it comes to curtains and blinds. You must take your time and decide which of the two suits you best.

The best option is to choose light canvas blinds or curtains and net curtains made with fresh fabrics such as linen, organdy or cotton. Choose warm tones, such as creams and yellows.

7. Spice up your balcony or terrace

A small terrace decorated with furniture and plants.

Depending on the space you have in your apartment, you can put up a small dining room or a full-sized gazebo on your balcony or terrace.

For the table and chairs, choose materials that are weather-resistant, such as treated pine, tropical woods, iron, loom or resin.

Materials such as baked clay, slate, and even treated wood are ideal for the floor of this area. And remember to add plants! They’ll also give the area a more lively vibe. Lastly, put up an awning to protect yourself and your guests from the sun.

Follow the ideas we’ve given you in this article to make the most of your apartment. Good luck!

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