3 Fresh Small Space Decor Tips For Your Apartment

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Bigger is not always better. Just ask anyone who’s taken part in the “tiny house” craze, or those who prefer the quaint coziness that only a small space can provide. As apartment dwellers, we’re well-versed in the art of utilizing cramped spaces. However, there’s always room for improvement. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few fresh tips to help you boost your small space aesthetic. Check out these suggestions for updating your small space.

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Curtain Magic


Here’s a simple tip for making your room look taller: Instead of hanging your curtain rod at the top of your window, place the rod a few inches above the top of the frame. Then purchase curtains that reach from the top all the way to floor. This creates the illusion of tall walls and windows and will instantly “lengthen” your small space.

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Create A Statement Wall


As a renter, you don’t have total freedom when it comes to permanent decor changes like wallpaper or paint. Luckily, a lot of property management companies will approve of small changes, such as a “statement wall,” if you ask in advance. Creating a statement wall can be as simple as adding a fresh coat of bold-colored paint, or covering it with funky wallpaper. As renters, we love temporary wallpaper options. Whichever way you decide to do it, creating a statement wall can breathe new life into any small space. Just be sure to talk with your property manager or landlord before making any permanent decor changes.

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Switch Up Your Layout


If you need to refresh your small space, switching up the layout of a room can do wonders. You may be surprised just how much a new layout can improve a room’s functionality and overall vibe. It can be a little tricky to determine the best layout for small apartments, so chances are you may not have gotten right on your first try. Move things around to see if the room will flow better, and don’t be afraid to try a few different layout options before sticking to the one the works best. For some layout inspiration, check out our feng shui guides.


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