How to Make Small Apartments Bigger!

Small apartments in Wellington can present certain challenges. We’ve noted on many occasions how apartments with identical floor areas and layouts can have substantially different tenant demand and rent, depending on the interior styling. Try these simple tricks to help maximise your space and create the illusion of more room.


Lighten Up


Walls painted in light, soft hues can make small confined rooms feel bigger and brighter. Choose colours like off-white, cream, pale greys and blues to keep the apartment feeling airy. Stick to on-trend colours, this will be noticed by prospective tenants.


Hang A Mirror


Hang a mirror opposite a window – the bigger the better. The natural light will bounce around the room, making the apartment feel more spacious and bright.


Install Floating Shelves


Avoid the bulkiness of bookshelves and cabinets by installing floating shelves throughout the apartment.


Fake Bigger Windows


Instead of installing curtain rods right above the window frame, place it a few inches below the ceiling. This will draw the eye upwards and make the window appear taller. Want to make the window seem wider? Hang the rods a few inches past the sides of the panes for the same effect.


Decorate With Multifunctional Pieces and Clear Furniture


Invest in furniture that serves many functions. Place an ottoman couch in the living room to add extra storage space and seating, or a coffee table with storage space underneath. A good tip is to use clear furniture to add a modern, airy feel to the apartment.


Leave Breathing Space


Visual clutter will usually reduce any sense of space. Pull furniture a few inches away from the wall, and leave 10% breathing space between pieces of furniture to help make your space appear more open and less cluttered.

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