Room Size and Arranging Details (plus 4 Ways of Displaying Your Collections)

As a place to relax, seldom that your eyes dart in a single space when you are in the living room. You get to notice the finer details of this area. This section will discuss points in your small apartment living room that you can improve, change or reconsider.

Dark, heavy fabrics and bulky pieces of furniture can make small spaces feel more cramped than the usual. If you look at the photo, this top-floor small apartment chose a light and less visually intrusive method of decorating.

Use tubular furniture, such as sofa and dining table, to see every corner of this small apartment - Studio Small Apartment Design Ideas 51a

Use tubular furniture, such as sofa and dining table, to see every corner of this small apartment

The dining table and sofa frame with tubular constructions allow your eyes to see every corner of the space, which make your room appear bigger. The metal chairs and canvas (stacked or spread out), take up very minimal space.

For an overall mood of crisp and calm, try a white-on-white scheme - Studio Small Apartment Design Ideas 50b copy

For an overall mood of crisp and calm, try a white-on-white scheme

Diagonal square parquet flooring gives the illusion of pushing the walls outwards. To display small objects, use narrow shelves so the need for space-hungry bookcases and tables is reduced.

Simple furnishings and neutral colors combine to produce a soft, traditional atmosphere. Layers of fabric and other textural contrasts aid in blurring out the room’s edges, while an organized mentality to clutter pays a lot. Collections are loosely grouped and books are neatly stacked.

Neutral colors and simple furnishings in this living room evoke a soft, traditional look - Studio Small Apartment Design Ideas 50a

Neutral colors and simple furnishings in this living room evoke a soft, traditional look

The wall’s white-on-white color scheme provides an overall mood of calm and crispness. With strict tidiness, the same result can be done in a mini-office, which, as we all know, is the hardest part of any small apartment decoration.

4 Ways of Displaying Your Collections

  1. If possible, display your collections should on walls. Shelves and corner cabinets make good use of dead space, as they ensure delicate items are safely out of our clumsy ways. You can also opt to run a narrow shelf along the walls, and most preferably at shoulder height or higher.
  2. If items are small, display them in sand- or velvet- -lined trays. It will be more efficient to move them when the need for extra space arise. Old printer’s typecases (i.e. shallow boxes divided into dozens of small compartments) are also excellent display mechanism for small objects.
  3. Photographs and postcards look more decorative when displayed under a sheet of glass on a table.
  4. Use the tops of cabinets and bookcases to display one or two large objects. Smaller items are difficult to see when placed higher up, but a massed group of similar items has considerable charm.

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