- Be a Minimalist
- Look into Compact Furniture Designs
- Go for Furniture with Storage Options
- Feel Light within Lighter Shades of Paint
- Try the Cantaloupe Rule
- Keep It Illuminated
- Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
- Add Rugs and Floor Pieces
- Long Flowing Curtains
- Vertical Storage
- Free the Walls
Studio apartments in Dubai are not only high in demand, but they are also affordable to rent. These residential units let you enjoy the most appealing aspects of a residential community, its luxurious features and amenities, all at a fair price. However, studio apartments are often smaller in size, so in this post, we will reveal some clever techniques which can help to make your apartments feel more spacious.
Be a minimalist
One of the basic rules to make an enclosed area spacious is to be a minimalist! Do not purchase anything that you do not need and try to declutter your home every couple of weeks. However, instead of throwing it away, give it to charity so someone else can put it to good use. There are some great ways to create a minimalist house which integrates multi-purpose furniture and monochrome colours to enhance the spacious vibe of a home.
Look into compact furniture designs
If you are moving into a studio in Dubai, make sure you buy furniture designed for small spaces. Compact furniture is available at several furniture stores in Dubai. However, be careful about adding a lot of small furniture pieces, as this makes the space look messy and crowded. Instead, go for multi-purpose furniture like sofa-cum-beds and ottomans with storage which are perfect for small spaces.
Go for furniture with storage options
You can get a good variety of furniture from the local markets featuring hidden storage compartments. Such furniture’s include classy ottomans, coffee tables and comfy sofas with storage areas where you can neatly stack all the items neatly without cluttering your apartment.
Use lighter shades of paint
Darker shades on walls can make a room appear cramped as they absorb light instead of reflecting it. Painting a space white can make the space appear bigger. You can also use other light colours on the walls and the floor to make your apartment look bigger. Moreover, you can use light coloured material on the floor to allow for maximum light reflection in order to give your room a more airy feel.
Try the cantaloupe rule
Celebrated home styling experts utilise this rule to make small spaces look bigger. According to the cantaloupe rule, decorative items smaller than a cantaloupe tend to crowd the room. Go for fewer decorative items and make sure they are bigger than a cantaloupe. Big vases on stylish spindly stands could be one of the options you can consider. Also, keep the number of decorative pieces minimal to avoid cluttering.
Keep it illuminated
It is important to keep small portions and studio apartments well-lit. If you don’t have sufficient sunlight, use lamps to light the house. Lamps can function as a decorative piece and an additional source of light, elevating the aesthetics of the house.
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall
Instead of leaving walls bare, install a tall mirror on the entire wall to cast an illusion making the apartment look spacious. It’s a simple trick and many shop owners, especially those selling dry fruits in the local markets utilise this trick to make their merchandise look twice their actual quantity. Similarly, a wall of glass with an outside view can also do the trick for this technique.
Add rugs and floor pieces
Rugs can be a good idea to define space in a studio apartment. You can use rectangular and square pieces of rugs to divide spaces. These patches will work as virtual boundaries or partitions.
Long flowing curtains
Curtains make up an important part of a living area and how they are used makes all the difference. Long floor-to-ceiling curtains can make your room look taller and wider at key points of your studio. Curtains starting closer to the ceiling make your room look spacious and taller than before and they can also work as partitions.
Storage capacity in studios is always an issue for many, but there is a quick and efficient solution to this problem. You can start storing your things vertically. Use your walls as storage zones for books, jewellery, electronic equipment and even your bicycle and sports goods. This will make your walls look appealing and provide a homely touch to your living space.
Free the walls
Distancing the furniture from the walls can also make your apartment look spacious. Don’t worry if you have little space to spare, just add a few inches of space in between the wall and bigger items and watch the magic happen.
You can let us know all about how these simple hacks worked for you by posting a picture of your studio in our comments section below.
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