You know what I would say the worst part about being an adult was or is? Realizing I couldn’t live anywhere I wanted. Like say, a giant penthouse apartment in the best part of town.
Having to decide between cost and location on the budget of a fresh collage grad and I found myself in a tiny apartment, quite away from home. Don’t get me wrong I love my tiny apartment but it can be a giant pain trying to figure out where to put everything sometimes, especially with two other roommates.
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Long story short any small apartment hacks I can find is a life saver (if you live in a small space you know the struggle!) and I wanted to share my own list of how you can make the most of of a small living space!
10 Brilliant Small Apartment Hacks
Find out how to make the most out of a small living space with these brilliant hacks!
1. Mirror on the Wall
One trick I think we’ve all come to love and appreciate is how you can use mirrors to make a small space appear larger. The right mirror can give an illusion of space. Unless you try to walk into the mirror, this is such an easy hack that makes a surprising big difference!
2. Shelves… Everywhere
Wall shelves are the ultimate small apartment living hack! Think about if though, if you stick everything up on the walls, you’re saving up precious floor space! OK it doesn’t have to be aggressively sticking things up on the wall. There are actually some really cute ways to mount wall storage that is non intrusive. Check out some cute ideas below.
3. Use Light Colors
Bright colors always, always brighten up a space and also just make it appear to be larger. And I’m talking light colors in terms of things like wall color and lighting. In my tiny apartment I always go for white light (the harsher the better, if my eyeballs aren’t burning it’s not bright enough) instead of golden lighting just because it give that little extra illusion of space…
4. Plants on Platformed Stands
Plants give life to any space and a cool hack is putting them up in a little tiered platform instead of strewn along the floor. It’s definitely an interesting way to keep you plants but it does give you that extra space while also giving you the beauty and aesthetic of owning plants. And if you’re like me and can’t keep a plant alive to save yourself, you can still keep your fake plants this way and still have it look just as good!
5. Couch to Separate Spaces
If you live in a studio apartment or a one room type of situation, this hack is a life saver. I love to compartmentalize things, like things just always have to have designated places. So the very idea of a big free for all space just gives me anxiety. A couch is such a neat way to demarcate spaces and if you do it well you can section two spaces with one placement of furniture!
6. Over the Door Drying Rack
Amazon has these really cool drying racks that you can basically hang on the back of any door. You might be thinking why the heck would I need something like this?! It’s for people that need to air dry their clothing for whatever reason. It is really handy because you just fold it and unfold it whenever you need it!
7. Hanging Shower Caddy
You can find some really cute shower caddies that you basically mount on the wall with a really strong adhesive or hook to your shower head. They can be such a cute way to organize your products in the bathroom.
8. Under the Bed Organizers
Now if your really pressed for some extra storage room, you can basically get storage containers that fit under a bed. That’s basically if your bed has any sort of space under it of course. But you can find containers of any size depending on how much room you have down there…
9. Kitchen with Drawers and Cabinets
If you have the option to, why not create a kitchen with lots drawers and cabinets. Creating a kitchen with that extra storage space is great well —because you now have that extra storage space!
10. Foldable Furniture
One thing that people somehow always forget is that foldable furniture exists! Think about all the options! You could get the couch that doubles as a bed when you extend it, or foldable dining chairs that you only take out when you need or a foldable desk, you’d be surprised how much furniture can be made foldable!
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I have a small living room I just need help on how to arrange it.i know I have to much in here but I am lost.your ideas are wonderful but they don’t match my living room atyle
Alicia Hursley says
We just bought a small apartment to use as an Air BNB location. We definitely needed some help with the decor though to make it feel a bit more spacious for guests while still being functional. There are a few updates we need to make still like a hardwood floor refinishing, but as soon as that is done we’re going to get to work on your tips to get this place rented out quickly! Thanks so much for sharing.
I like the idea of the shelves on the side of the fridge!
Right! Like it’s just such a convenient spot to add those little extra shelves…
Estie Webb says
I need help decorating my whole house. It’s small and needs help Please help me
Danuta Fein says
These are great tips no matter the size of your home! LOVE the shelves on the side of the refridgerator!
How do you become a lift style blogger? That seems like an interesting career.