Decorating a small apartment has its challenges. You need to make the most of your limited space, while at the same time adding your personal design preferences. This can be difficult, especially when you don’t own the apartment and can’t change very much about the space. But just because you’re renting doesn’t mean you can’t make your space your own! At Ocotillo apartments, we want to give you the tips and tricks you need to make our Southwest Austin apartments feel even more like home. See our tips and tricks!
Keep Things Functional
When decorating a small apartment, you don’t have the luxury of having a piece of decor just for its looks. Every item must serve a purpose and have a use, so look for furniture pieces that are functional as well as beautiful. For example, an ottoman with built-in storage for extra blankets and pillows, or a portable kitchen island that can be pulled out when entertaining, and kept to the side to provide more storage when not in use. Try adding decorative shelves to your bathroom to provide storage for all of your toiletries, while also adding beauty and sophistication to the space. Or, maybe a fold-out desk that looks chic when in use, and folds away neatly when it’s not. With the variety of online and local furniture stores available, it's easy to find small apartment furniture that is both functional and beautiful.
Think Outside the Box
When planning how to decorate your small apartment, think outside the box. Consider using items for something other than their original purpose. Use a magazine rack to store plastic bags on the back of one of your kitchen cupboards. Add magnets to your spice containers and store them on the side of your fridge to free up cupboard space. Use a rustic, wooden ladder to store your shoes in your closet. Organization is key to any small space, and sometimes you have to get creative with your decor to stay organized.
Find Decor that Enhances Your Room’s Space
Since floor space can be limited in small apartments, consider going vertical with your storage space. Add in tall bookshelves to draw the eye upward and make the room feel larger, while at the same time giving you a place to store odds and ends. Fill some of the bookshelves with decorative baskets or bins that go along with your design scheme. It’s also important to get furniture that is appropriately sized for your space. Having a gigantic sofa in a small room does nothing but make the room feel tighter and more claustrophobic. Sell furniture items that are too large and purchase new ones to match your space.
It can be tricky decorating an apartment, but these tips can help you create a space that feels like home by adding in decor you love. At Ocotillo, we offer 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Contact us today to learn more about our floor plans and amenities. We want to help you find (and decorate) an apartment that feels like home. Schedule a tour of our Southwest Austin apartments today!