Home Decorating Tips to Make Condo Units Look Bigger
BY Lamudi 19 October 2015 Tips and Advice
With a bit of creativity, you can maximize that tiny condo space of yours
Condo unit sales, especially in Metro Manila, are steadily rising, but some people are hesitant to buy units for fear of ending up with cramped or limited living spaces. What many do not know is that it is not always the case. If you are sneaky enough or perhaps strategic enough in choosing your home décor and know where to place your furniture, you can maximize the size of your condo unit and make it seem bigger. We have gathered a few tips on how to maximize that tiny space of yours; you will be surprised how a little change can create so much difference.
1. Tidy up!
This might be so obvious, but clearing out your clutter is also the most effective way to maximize your space. It also means you can make room for new (and prettier) pieces that suit your home better. Clear out that huge eyesore of a couch of yours that has been sitting in the corner for a while and perhaps put a functional piece of furniture like an organizational drawer for a change.
2. And Speaking of Multifunctional Furniture
Putting in quality multifunctional furniture is another simple way to save space and solve some of your clutter problems. One example of a multifunctional piece that you can buy in thrift shops or antique stores are statement trunks that can both serve as storage for your little knickknacks, and a center table or coffee table for your living room.
3. Opt for Light Hues
Light colors not only cheer up the atmosphere; they also make tiny rooms look a lot bigger and tidier. They create an illusion of space because light bounces off brighter-colored walls better as opposed to deeper- or darker-colored ones.
4. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
The oldest trick in the book, mounting mirrors or leaning them against a wall is still the quickest and cheapest way to make your living space appears larger. You do not have to install full-length mirrors around; just use that empty wall space to mount a pretty mirror that suites your motif, and you are set.
5. Better Lighting Means Bigger Rooms
As you may have noticed, the key to creating an illusion of a larger space is choosing pieces that are lighter and more streamlined; in the case of lighting, the more lights are installed, the bigger your space looks. Install brighter lights and replace your dark drapes with lighter-colored venetian blinds or with curtains that allow daylight in.
6. Use Your Ceiling and Walls
How you may ask? Maximize precious kitchen space. Instead of using those nasty cabinets below your kitchen sink, try installing hooks that can stow your pots and pans plus your other kitchen essentials. Walls, on the other hand, can be mounted with streamlined shelves, which can also give you more storage space or a spot for your decorations.
7. Monochrome Your Home
This depends greatly on your taste, but having a uniform canvas can trick your senses into thinking a room is bigger. If this is a bit bland for you, paint your trimmings and detailing with complementing colors, or put in statement pieces that can give your room a pop of color.
8. Choose Accent Pieces
One should note that the purpose of home décor is to make your room prettier, and so piling up a collection of vases or going gaga over placing aromatherapy candles does not exactly help achieve that. Unsurprisingly, a lot of people are guilty of this. Instead of turning your home into a museum, showcase decorative accents and rotate your collections to streamline your home decor. Remember: less is more when it comes to maximizing your space and making it look bigger.