With so many of us migrating back to living in big cities, and the skyrocketing housing prices, people are choosing to live in smaller spaces such as apartment condos and tiny houses. Moving furniture into small homes is sort of like a tetris battle, plus way more emotional fatigue. But fear not! We’re here to offer some great tips to expand your shrinking condo space so it feels cosy, but remains roomy enough for all your nesting activities!
Buy “Superhero” Furniture!
And no, we aren’t suggesting you buy a couch covered in Batman logos. Invest in furniture that has a secret identity or an alter-ego. For example, a sleeper sofa or futon which could function as a couch by day, and a bed by night, or a hollow ottoman which doubles as handy seat for your friend AND amazing storage unit!
Light it Up!
Thoughtful lighting will do wonders for your space. Eliminate dark corners and open up areas with cool, modern ceiling lights or sleek floor lamps. Awesome design stores in Canada such as RADform, Elte Market, and Carrington Lighting will definitely carry pieces that give you lighting envy. If you’re looking for something hip and young, neon lights are right on trend this year as both lighting and decor home accessories!
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…
Hanging mirrors are a great way to reflect light throughout the room and objects in front of them to give the illusion that the space goes back a lot further! Consider grouping mirrors together on a wall, placing them in darker spots in your apartment so that light can bounce around and naturally brighten the space, or just bringing in a large floor length standing mirror to give your space some oomph!
Copy the Zebra
Incorporating vertical or horizontal stripes into a room can really elongate a space as your eye tends to travel and follow those lines. Think about a thoughtfully designed graphic piece or funky feature wall. Not inclined to commit to such large stripes? Build little design pops in your space through home accessories such as lamps, bedding, rugs, and dishware.
A small space can go a long way if you’re thoughtful and creative with your options! Don’t let a shrinking condo daunt you or cramp your living style. Be smart about how you’re placing things, creative with your home accessories, and keep your living space clutter-free and you’ll have an expanded condo experience in no time!