If there is one thing that everyone knows about living in an apartment, it’s that no matter how large it is there will come a point in time where you wish that you had more space. In fact, this is even true for our spacious apartments for rent in Denver, NC.
Apartments are unique in the sense that when you fill your apartment with belongings there is no space for you to put it — unless you have a detached garage, that is. Because of the unique ability for apartments to become super crowded, we thought that we might discuss a couple of ideas that could help you maximize the space in your Denver apartment. In fact, we will even discuss a couple of tips regarding how you can make your apartment feel larger than it is.
Keep reading to learn more.
Choose Your Furniture Wisely
Sure, when you move into an apartment you likely already have a ton of furniture that moves in with you. That being said, it may be at the end of its life or need an upgrade. Now, we aren’t saying that you need to sell all of your furniture on move-in day, we are simply saying that if it comes time for you to upgrade furniture, be sure to buy it with the size of your apartment in mind.
So if you need a new bed for your studio apartment (that you live alone in) consider buying a Full or Queen before buying that California King Tempurpedic that you saw online.
One of the best ways to make your apartment feel larger than it really is to keep it clean — and one of the best ways to keep it clean is to keep it organized. Sure, you might feel like shoving random stuff in that one kitchen junk drawer is a pretty efficient organizational strategy, but we are talking about something a little more practical. Something like…
Shelving units, furniture with hidden storage compartments, and side tables with underneath storage are all incredibly beneficial organizational tools. By keeping your things neatly packed away in storage or on a shelving unit, your apartment will feel less cluttered and more spacious.
Follow The Cantaloupe Rule
Since the inception of interior design, it has always been known that small decorative items can make a room feel crowded and messy — but someone has finally put what we have all been feeling into words that we understand. Sabrina Soto, a home style and design specialist for Target put it best when she said “Decorative accents smaller than a cantaloupe crowd a room.”
Remember that mess that we told you to clean up? Placing smaller decorative items in the room add to the mess. So when you shop for decorative items, be sure to imagine a cantaloupe as you shop!
Keep Your Windows Uncovered
Arguably the easiest thing that you can do to make your Denver apartment feel larger is to keep your blinds open on your window. By allowing natural light to flow into your apartment, not only will it be less depressing, but it will also feel larger.
Some people, mostly those that live on the first floor of their Denver apartment complex, keep their blinds or curtains shut for privacy reasons. Luckily, there is a solution. Consider hanging a thin white curtain over the window so that light can find its way in without allowing passersby to look into your apartment.
Use Rugs To “Separate” Spaces
Sure, placing a couple of rugs in your Denver apartment is not going to automatically make the room feel larger. That being said, if you use rugs of varying sizes and place them carefully, they might trick your eyes into feeling like it is larger.
For example, placing a rug that is a little bit wider than your couch under the front two legs and the coffee table in front of it, you will create a visual barrier that defines the seating area from the walking area in your apartment. In turn, you might trick yourself into thinking that the room feels larger.
You might be noticing a trend here. Because there isn’t much that you can do to physically create more space, using illusions and visual barriers to make your apartment seem larger is the best tactic — and there might be no better way to do so than to hang mirrors.
Mirrors can help you make your apartment feel larger in two ways. The first way is that, when placed across from windows, they can reflect the light into darker corners of the apartment that don’t typically get as much natural light. Second, they can create the illusion of space.
Come Visit Our Apartments For Rent In Denver And Experience True Space
At The Riverwalk Apartment Homes, we provide our residents with state of the art apartment homes and amenities. In fact, you might not even have to do anything to make them feel larger. We guess you will just have to schedule a tour and see for yourself!
If you have any questions about our Denver apartments, contact us today.