We all like to feel comfortable, safe and secure in our homes. After all, where else do we come to unwind and chill out after a long day of whatever it is that keeps us busy? It makes sense to decorate and design our homes for our maximum enjoyment.
But what if you live in a smaller apartment? You may think that it’s just too difficult to bring a touch of class into such a small space. But we’re here to tell you that’s not true. In this useful article, we’re going to share seven tips to add some classic chic to a small apartment.
Invest in a Timber Coat Stand
A timber coat stand is a brilliant way to class up your smaller apartment. As it’s vertical, it’s relatively unobtrusive and can get placed strategically near your front door. It makes a great place for you and your guests to place their coats, hats and scarves during the colder months of the year.
Consider the Small Touches
There are several things you can do with relatively little effort that can add a touch of style to a small apartment. For instance, a small vase that you keep stocked with little flowers like posies, daisies or cyclamens is a great idea. You may also consider placing sheaves of golden wheat on tables or dressers for a rustic aesthetic.
Invoke All The Senses
When it comes to design, think about all of the senses. For instance, to tantilise the sense smell you might rotate different wax melts or essential oils with the seasons. Think fresh citrus for summer, warming mint or peppermint for winter, spices for autumn and fresh flower scents for spring.
Hearing is an important sense to appeal to as well, so don’t neglect the sound in your apartment. You may opt for a small soundbar or portable Bluetooth speaker for a smaller space. Then, curate some playlists for different times of the year or different moods.
Consider Your Window Dressings
Your choice of window dressings can make a big impact without taking up too much room. For instance, you might opt for light, translucent curtains in the bathroom, or some plantation shutters. For your living and bedrooms, you might opt for heavier curtains which will help insulate your property, saving you money on power bills.
Hang Some Art
Even though you’re in a smaller apartment, you still have walls. Why not decorate them with some choice artwork or prints. You shouldn’t go overboard here, sometimes less is more, particularly in a small space. Consider a small triptych as a feature on one wall, or some black and white photography to add timeless class.
House plants provide a timeless, classic touch of class to any space. They also provide benefits to health and wellbeing including scrubbing and making your air fresh. If you’re not a natural green thumb consider spider plants which are hardy and hard to kill. You’ll get better with practice and might move on to more difficult to grow plants.
A Classic Conclusion
Follow the above steps to add a touch of class to a small apartment. A timber coat stand is a great place to start, and consider some small touches like flowers or wheat. Appeal to all the senses, including smell and hearing, with wax melts and a small sound system. Choose classy window dressings, hang some art and invest in some house plants. Follow these steps and soon you’ll have an apartment that is styled with a timeless, classic aesthetic.
Do you have a small space? What are your top design tips?
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