Moving to a new apartment is an exciting event! For some people, this will be their first time living in an apartment. For others, they will move from one apartment to another. During the move, one thing is certain: the inside of their new home is going to be designed.
Interior design is an elegant way of saying that the rooms will be decorated. When moving to a new apartment, the resident should plan how the rooms will look. This will make designing the apartment a more seamless process. One more thing to consider is this: people don’t need to move to a new apartment in order to improve the look of their home. Instead, it’s often fun to re-design a current home. Either way, here are five tips for the interior design of an apartment:
• Maximize Space
• Be Strategic with Task Lighting
• Add Life
• Utilize See-Through Fixtures
• Find a Professional Interior Designer
Tip 1: Maximize Space
Apartment space can be infamously limited. But that doesn’t make a room uninhabitable. Instead, proper use of space can give an apartment a larger feel. Room dividers, corners, appliances — these are some fixtures and areas to focus on.
A thin room divider can give the appearance of adding another room to the apartment. For example, putting a divider in one room can create an office and a bedroom or an office and a living room.
Use corners! By this I mean furniture should be pushed all the way in a corner. This will give the appearance of extra space to a room.
Small appliances are great because most of them can be stored easily. A small kitchen calls for small appliances. Having a storage place for small appliances will help keep a room feeling clean.
Tip 2: Be Strategic with Task Lighting
Task lighting is a clever way to focus light where it is needed. For example, a light on a nightstand is great for bedtime reading. A small adhesive light is great for a closet that otherwise doesn’t have a light bulb. The adhesive light can be battery operated and stick to the wall inside the closet.
Tip 3: Add Life
Adding plants can give an apartment a breath of fresh air. Growing herbs on a windowsill is also a wonderful option for adding life to a room. A side benefit of indoor greenery is that they are said to improve moods.
Tip 4: Utilize See-through Fixtures
A transparent glass desk is see-through, allowing the eyes to travel further. This gives the room a larger feel. Solid objects will block the view of what’s behind. Consider transparent fixtures and objects in the apartment to make a room to feel larger.
Tip 5: Find a Professional Interior Designer
Contemporary, rustic, and minimalist are all popular interior design styles. Sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate between them all. You aren’t alone! A professional interior designer can elevate an apartment’s decor to the highest level. Professional interior designers might use these tips but will also have a lot more of their own.