Small Apartment Tips and Tricks

We’ve all lived in that small apartment that has barely enough room to breathe, but when it’s that small, how do we make it convenient and cute at the same time? It feels almost impossible. Lucky you, we’ve compiled a list of tricks to score that stylish, chic design with just as much comfort.

Murphy Bed

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Yes, we know a murphy bed is never ideal and definitely not your first pick, but it will save so much room in such a small apartment. Obviously, this is an idea more for studio apartment, but if you really need more space, don’t be afraid to use it in a one bedroom as well! You can use the extra space as an office or a separate living room or dining room. Having that extra room opens your opportunities in a restricted small apartment.

The Love Seat

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Go ahead and use a love seat as your whole couch and add in a couple accent chairs to complement the space. To really add a creative effect, pick out a fun and decorative rug to lift color into the room. This can really help open up the small apartment and make it look larger and livelier.

Knife Strip

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With having such a small apartment, every inch of counter space is vital especially in the kitchen. To help save a decent amount of space, skip out on buying that knife block. Instead, follow in the steps of many restaurants and create a magnetic knife strip. It’s a decorative way to store things you use daily. Go ahead and line up those pots and pans as well to use up wall space instead of packing in your cabinets.

Create Rooms

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Use curtains and dividers to create the illusion of separate rooms. Depending on how many square feet you have, you can create a whole one bedroom in your small apartment. Just be aware, one medium room is better and easier to decorate than a few extra small rooms.

We hope these few ideas have helped and given you a tad more space in your tight small apartment. If you have any comments, ideas, or questions, let us know below in the comments section!

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3 Ideas for Small Studio Organization

     We all are aware of the mess that takes over our small studio, craft corners, or really any small space in the house, and it’s dreadful trying to clean up your studio every time you want to work in that space or after you’re done working in that space. Here, at A.Clore Interiors, we have a solution to all of your problems! Be prepared to watch your cluttered corner turn into a working wonderland! Let’s see how to get there…

All About the Materials

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     You should keep all of your materials out and in clear view. This is a great idea, because seeing your materials will help with inspiration and recreate the longing to get creative. Sometimes, we forget how much we enjoy using certain materials or that we even have them! Keeping them out in front of you will remind you of them and cause you to use them more often. Fun ideas of showing off the materials you have is by hanging them up making it easier to go through for you, such as fabric.

Hide the Supplies

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     Our materials are beautiful, and we all love showing them off. Our supplies, on the other hand, we feel very different about. No one wants to see your paint or glue gun lying on your desk. Go ahead and put all your supplies in boxes. To make the boxes easier to keep up with, label them! Utilize portable storage and all the extra shelving you might have in your space. If you start getting too many boxes of supplies, designate each box to a certain “craft” or project you are working on at the time.

All the Leftovers

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     There’s always extra miscellaneous stuff lying around to be put away but has nowhere to go. Get a bin for all of those things, too! However, if an item has a selected spot or bin it should be in, keep it organized. Place it in the designated bin. If it is absolutely necessary, it is okay to have more than one miscellaneous bin. We also suggest getting a separate smaller container to put in the larger bin for all the small items. If you have a desk drawer, it’s easiest to place a tray in the drawer.

There is always less stress and more inspiration when you have a nicely organized space. That’s a fact! We promise; even organizing can be fun. Put on some music, bring out some matching bins and containers, and get to organizing!

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