If you live in a crowded city, then you are most likely living in a small apartment. Not everybody can afford to live in a mega mansion. Less space means less furniture, lower expenses, and less time cleaning and tidying the place up. However, your apartment needs to be multifunctional to provide comfort, practicality, and style.
Here are some tips to design a functional space regardless of your budget and space limitations.
1. Divide your one small apartment into zones
Define two independent zones: a public area and a private space.
The public area combines a dining room, a living room, and a kitchen into an open-concept living. On the other hand, the private area serves as a tiny bedroom, hidden behind a sliding partition panel with storage units. This setting will maximize square footage.
2. Incorporate storage into the partition panel
A partition wall defined as a wall or division made up of bricks, studding, glass or other such material and provided for dividing from one room to another room. Figure: Partition wall around a room. Partition Wall can be constructed as a load-bearing wall or non-load bearing wall.
Create and utilize vertical space in order to keep your floors open. You can incorporate shelves, cabinets, and drawers into the partition wall. This will provide more neat and orderly space.
3. Pick multifunctional pieces of furniture
Choose simple pieces of furniture that don’t take up a lot of space. They should be tailored to your specific necessities and have at least a dual function. You can add a table in the living area that acts as a dining table and a desk. You can also use a wall mounted folding desk to create a living room that functions as a home office, or find a stool that doubles as a coffee table.
4. Brighten up the apartment
Light and even-toned walls helps make a small room appear bigger. Don’t cover the windows to allow maximum sunlight inside the apartment. Paint the walls white to give the rooms an airy atmosphere. Calm colors typically reflect the natural light coming in from the windows, fooling the eye into believing that the room is larger than it is. You can select openwork furniture with thin legs that don’t block the light. Making the most out of your small apartment is all about using space efficiently and playing with illusion. You do not need to spend a fortune – the ultimate thing you need to consider before jumping into redesigning your interior would be probably your budget.