Interior design advice for small spaces

Published On: 25th February 2021

Decorating a small apartment can be quite challenging, but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. With a few tricks you can make your apartment look stylish while making the most of the limited space you have.

So what’s the best way to decorate a small apartment? We’ve listed a number of tips to help you make the most out of any space.

Go high

If you have a small space, it’s important to use your space as efficiently as possible. One of the ways you can do this is by using the height of the room. Tall cabinets or shelves that go all the way up to the wall make your room look bigger and will give you lots of storage space.

Furniture with multiple functions

Another way of using a space as efficiently as possible is by opting for furniture that has more than one function. For example, you can easily transform a single bed into a sofa. Or – instead of placing an entire desk in your room – you can opt for a cupboard with a fold-out desk. This way, your desk only takes up space when you actually use it!

Also, think about the storage possibilities of your furniture. For example, some beds have drawers under the bed that give you lots of storage and there are sofas that you can partially lift up to use the inside of the sofa for storing things like blankets and pillows.

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When it comes to smaller spaces you usually do not only want to use your space efficiently, but you also want to make your space look bigger. One of the ways you can do this is by using mirrors. You can use several mirrors in a room, or just place one feature mirror on the wall. The nice thing about mirrors is that they not only give the illusion that the room is bigger than it is, but that they also reflect the light which always makes a room look bigger.

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A large rug

Instinctively you might opt for a small rug for a small room, but a large rug can actually make a room look bigger! Choose a rug that’s big enough that most of your furniture fits on it, or you can even go bigger and opt for a rug that’s almost as big as the room itself.

Long curtains

The same rule applies to curtains. Instead of opting for narrow or short curtains, go for curtains that reach from the ceiling to the floor. This gives the room the illusion that it is much higher than it is.


As we mentioned before, light colours make a room look bigger than dark colours. The same goes for the kind of colours you use. Neutral colours will make a room look a lot bigger than bright colours.