Monthly Archives: January 2016

Space Living Tricks

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No matter where you live and what you’re paying for rent, one thing is certain about your apartment: It’s not as big as you’d like it to be. At least, that’s what it seems like when you try to wedge yet another dress in your closet, or try to have more than two people over your place. While we can’t upgrade you to larger digs, we can help you utilize your current space better so that it’s like a good diamon much larger than it appears. Check out these fabulous apartments to see 11 tried-and-true tricks for carrying out that grand illusion.

It only took one look at Rumi Neely’s amazing home for us to see that the folks at Homepolish— the interior geniuses responsible for the fashion star’s home makeover know what they’re doing. Whether it’s a total renovation or finding the perfect finishing touches, Homepolish designers work by the hour to create balanced spaces that just work. For more design inspiration, 

Feeling stuck in an interiors rut? This week, we’re exploring apartment refurbishing withHomepolish designer Michele Bitter and client Rebekah Rombom, the head of Business Development and Partnerships at the super cool Flatiron School.

To spruce up Rebekah’s space, Michele started by smartly dividing the small studio into living room, bedroom, and home office. A large bookshelf allows for storage and light diffusion while separating rooms — but you knew this. The real genius presents itself in the apartment’s color scheme. An amazing ikat rug find led to the purple, saffron, and gray colors dotted around the space. A good theme will keep your place interesting without feeling cluttered — and, with matching candy, crystals and pillows, Michele and Rebekah have done just that. Click through the slideshow to explore more awesome details (including a beautiful lucite trunk!).

Small Living Rooms Decoration Tips In Apartment

Go light

Use light colors on the walls and floor. Softer hues can make a cramped room feel bigger and brighter.

Hang a Mirror

Place a mirror opposite a window and it will bounce light around the room, making the space feel airier. The bigger the mirror, the better.

Sprinkle in Some Metallics

A shimmery lamp, light fixture, or object will have a similar effect as a mirror, reflecting light and brightening up a space.

Install Floating Shelves

They offer storage space without the bulkiness of chests, bookcases, and armoires. You can even swap out your nightstands for floating shelves.

Make Use of Corners

This often-overlooked area can be a great spot to squeeze in an extra accent chair or a corner bookshelf, making your room more livable. Or tuck a cozy chair in a corner to create an instant reading nook.

Fake Bigger Windows

Installing curtain rods a few inches below the ceiling instead of right above the window frame will draw the eye upward and make windows seem taller. The same trick works to visually expand a window‘s width, if you hang the rods a few inches past the sides of the panes.

Match Your Curtain Color to Your Walls

Curtains that blend with the walls create an unbroken line, making a room feel much larger.