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Creative Ideas for Decorating a Small Apartment
by Jessica Ackerman

Decorating an apartment can be a challenge, especially when management does not allow painting or wallpapering. Some apartment dwellers are stuck with stark white walls, and the absence of color can be just as depressing as darkness. With a little ingenuity and a few creative ideas for decorating a small apartment, it can feel more like your very own space, and it will seem more spacious than ever. Consider the following creative ideas for decorating a small apartment, and turn your small apartment into a decorative, roomy, and inviting abode.

Furniture Choices
When considering a small apartment, opt for smaller pieces of well designed furniture, and avoid overfilling the rooms. A small apartment will seem cluttered and smaller than ever if every wall is lined with furniture and if open spaces are overdone. Arrange furniture to keep the rooms as open as possible, and do away with furniture you can live without. It is better to keep a few stylish folding chairs in a closet to accommodate extra guests than to fill the rooms with an overabundance of furniture.



 

 Less is More
A hodgepodge of wall décor and knickknacks can make a small apartment look and feel cluttered. Downsize collections, and display a few favorites instead of completely covering the walls. Less is truly more when decorating a home, and cluttering walls and shelves with too many items is distracting. The eyes do not know where to focus, and it ends up looking more like a mess than a collection.  

The Magic of Mirrors 
One of the easiest ways to decorate a small apartment and make it appear more spacious is with mirrors. To make a small room appear more spacious, mount beautiful framed mirrors on opposite walls. They will reflect natural as well as artificial light and make the room appear naturally larger. Decorative wall mirrors are available in countless styles to meet every decorating budget and preference, and they are ideal for decorating bare walls.

Once your small apartment is decorated with attractive wall hangings, strategically placed mirrors, and well placed furniture, it will feel comfortable, inviting, and more spacious. Keep in mind that it is not the size of a home that matters. Even larger rentals will not seem as roomy or as classy when furniture is poorly arranged and walls are overdone or bare. Use your unique style along with the aforementioned decorating tips to turn your small apartment into a comfortable and stylish place to call home.  

Author Jessica Ackerman offers a wealth of creative tips on home decorating. She writes for Wall Decor and Home Accents - a unique metal wall hangings store specializing in wrought iron wall plaques and wall candle holders.


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