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Living Large in a Small Space

Living Large in a Small Space

If you have made the decision to downsize, and you are moving to an apartment from a house for the first time, then you may wonder how you can design the space to make it seem larger. It does not matter if you are moving away from home for the first time or are looking to retire in Delray; this challenge is one that many people have to face regularly. Use these design tips to help you make your apartment in Delray, FL, look bigger.

Let the Light Shine

Adding light to your room can make it seem bigger. Choose light-colored curtains or blinds that you can easily open to let more light into your apartment. Then, choose a variety of lighting options to layer light in each room. Avoid floor lamps, however, that are much taller than your tallest piece of furniture, or they will make your room appear shorter. Concentrate on creating different layers of light, such as using task lighting, floor lamps, and table lamps as the various layers will make the room appear bigger. Position mirrors so that they reflect exterior light.

Choose the Right Furniture

You do not have to leave your favorite pieces of large-size furniture behind when moving to an apartment. Instead, place larger pieces around the parameter of the room. When choosing new furniture, look for pieces that fold up when not in use or items that efficiently serve more than one purpose. If you think you will be short on storage space, pick pieces that have built-in storage capabilities, like coffee tables with lids that lift to store items. 

Embrace Bold Colors

As a renter, you may not be able to paint your walls, but there are many different ways to add bold colors to your apartment in Delray, FL. Embracing bright colors in throw pillows, artwork, and other areas will make your apartment seem larger. If using bold colors worries you, then consider using a large pattern. Repeating the same pattern in several places in a room will make it seem larger. 

Draw Eyes Upward

Drawing the eye upward makes a small space seem even bigger. Start simple by installing your curtains or blinds 2-inches above the windows. Put shelves around the top of the room and fill them with attention-grabbing items. Replace the overhead light fixtures with options that are sure to grab the viewer’s attention. 

One of the best things that you can do when moving from a house to an apartment in Delray is to choose a spacious unit. You can find them at Blu Atlantic, so contact them today to set up a tour. In addition to having spacious rooms, there are many activities that you can do on the property, such as the fitness room, lake, and outside grilling area, so you are not stuck inside all the time.