5 Tips To Make Your Apartment Feel Larger
Living in an apartment in NYC can often feel a bit tight, especially if you have recently moved from the suburbs or have a growing family! But, don’t worry! There are some easy, great tricks to help create a larger and more open feel to your apartment. Whether you live uptown or downtown, these tips can change the atmosphere of your entire apartment. Check out Glenwood’s tips on how to create the feel of a larger space below!
Hang Art Or Shelves HighIf you have art throughout your Glenwood apartment, the key is to try to draw your eye up vertically. So, try to hang art an inch or two higher than you normally would to create the illusion of taller walls. It is an easy trick to create the appearance of higher ceilings! This trick also works with shelves if you have floating shelves in your apartment, simply start them an inch or two higher than you normally would. This is an easy trick that anyone can do! Similarly, if you are hanging two pieces of art on top of each other, if one has lighter colors in it hang it above the darker colored piece of art. It will help to draw your eye up the wall instead of down.
Paint The Walls Light ColorsIf you are trying to visually open up your apartment to create the illusion of more space, try painting your apartment walls a light color. Light paint colors like shades of white, cream, light grey, or light blue will all open up a space. Think about dens, often people paint them darker colors like navy or hunter green to make the space feel cozier, so if you want to open up a space, do the opposite! Additionally, keep the same color on the walls in the entrance and immediate spaces. So, if your entry flows into your living and dining area, try to keep the walls all one color. If you paint small, neighboring spaces two different colors, you visually chop up the areas instead of creating a visually flowing space. Be sure to check with your building’s management office before you paint the walls to check their policy! Glenwood apartment’s must be returned in the same condition as originally presented to a tenet.
Use Area RugsIf your apartment has the living and dining area in the same, smaller space, there are ways to make the two areas feel more independent and large. Try an area rug! If you put an area rug in your living room area, under your couch and coffee table for example, you create a distinctive, separate space from your dining table that may be situated a few feet away. Area rugs are great for separating spaces in an apartment. If you live in a studio apartment, you should definitely make use out of this great trick! You can create a bedroom area too by putting an additional area rug under your bed if you do live in a studio apartment.
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