The dos and don’ts of decorating small spaces (especially for my Summercons)

It’s time – your brand new apartment is ready and you are planning to move in just a few ticks. But there’s a tiny snag, you have no idea where to start with design and décor.

“Loft and apartment living by no means mean you have to compromise on design style, there are a few gems out there that can easily enhance the look and feel of a small space,” says Sachs.

It’s not rocket science, so take a deep breath, grab a tape measure to help you determine the size of your new space, contemplate your personal style and what you’d like versus what you really need, and you’ll be well on your way, says Alon Sachs co-owner of Mobelli Furniture + Living.

He says considering apartment living is right on trend the world over to help everyone save a bit of money and because space is limited just about everywhere, compact yet classy pieces of furniture in neutral shades are needed to add a bit of pizazz to the space.

“Loft and apartment living by no means mean you have to compromise on design style, there are a few gems out there that can easily enhance the look and feel of a small space,” says Sachs.

If you happen to live in an apartment, continue reading. In this snippet Sachs offers some advice on the dos and don’ts of small space living:

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Be versatile

If your apartment has only one bedroom, a smaller than normal lounge space, and you’re contemplating which sofa to purchase, opt for a sleeper couch. Sleeper sofas are trendy and chic and come in handy when your friends decide on a last-minute, unplanned sleepover.

Be classy

There’s no need to compromise on style if your new space is tiny. In fact, there’s so much you can do to make it a small space ‘wonder’ – throw in a rug or two, and maybe even a floor lamp, accompanied by a beautiful piece of wall art, each tailored to your individual taste, and your space will be home in no time.

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Not enough space

There’s nothing worse than feeling trapped in your own lounge. Always remember, you need enough space between your furniture and the walls to move around freely, so shift the sofa a few inches from the wall, or opt for one with slim arms, and one which is elevated on legs, and you’ll be surprised at the illusion of space.

Cluttering

Less is more in a small space. Get rid of those unwanted items taking up too much space and keep the décor simple and stylish. Focus on finding a few pristine pieces like textured vases and glass accessories to add a touch of flair to the area.

“Stick to these simple tips and you’re guaranteed to transform your space and create that ultimate statement of style for everyone who comes through your front door,” Sachs says.

Courtesy of the Property24 article.

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