Just got a new apartment, and your mind is buzzing with new ideas to turn it into your dream space? You fill your mood board with Pinterest interior decor ideas, from the choice of color to plants, vintage pieces, and furniture. Then you realize your ideas won’t translate well into your space without making it look cramped. Here are tips to make your small living space look bigger, brighter and turn it into a cozy home you’ll always look forward to coming to.
Plan each area with a defined purpose.
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Before moving things around, try to picture each area in your house and its purpose mentally. Then, choose pieces that fulfill this purpose. For example, a sleeping area must consist of a bed and blanket; a working space usually contains a desk, chair, and maybe a bookshelf. When you finish fixing the essential pieces, try adding some sentimental pieces. Be careful not to go overboard to avoid a cramped finished look.
Don’t shy away from bringing in the light.
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Natural light helps open up spaces and leaves them with a bright, airy feel. Think less about doors, especially if they’re going to remain open most of the time. One trick is to place a mirror opposite the direction of the natural light. This trick reflects the light into various parts of your room and makes your space look brighter and larger than it is.