Make the Most of Your Floor Plan
When you move into a new apartment home, you will have a lot to think about, but one thing you don’t have to worry about is making the most of your space. Many people believe that an apartment is going to look small no matter what because apartments typically have less square footage than other styles of homes. However, apartment homes are not doomed to be small, stuffy spaces. If you’re looking for apartments for rent in Saginaw, MI, you can find ample space in a floor plan at Camelot Place. Still want some tips for making any room feel bigger? Check out these top tips and tricks!
#1: Start with the Furniture
This trick sounds contradictory, but it’s true. If you have a small room you want to feel bigger, look for larger furniture pieces. Larger furniture pieces may seem like they’d take up more room, but actually, a collection of smaller pieces is going to make a room feel cluttered and busy. When you choose, focus not only on size but also on color and design. A solid color is your best choice in a neutral or light hue. For design, pick something that is up and off of the floor. Furniture with legs will create visual space all around the piece so it doesn’t look heavy and fussy.
#2: Color Palette and Pattern
With every item you add to your room, you’ll want to keep the colors in mind. Overall, solids will serve you best. Too many patterns to look at becomes visually distracting and overwhelming. You can introduce some patterns, but it’s smart to make sure the pattern you pick is at a small scale and has a subtle amount of detail. Color is also a great way to create a sense of extra space. Lighter colors make for a lighter feel, so white or cream will always be welcome along with any soft hues of beige, blue, and green. They’ll help you create an airy feel. Of course, an occasional pop of color is fine, but sticking to a strong base palette keeps your room feeling cohesive and roomy.
#3: Take It Vertical
This is one of the easiest tricks to execute. Every vertical line you can create will draw the eye up, automatically making your space feel taller and bigger. There are a few different ways you can accomplish this. One is with floor lamps. This has another added benefit. Adding lamps adds more light, another way to make a room feel larger. Tall bookcases are always a nice accent, but if you want to avoid taking up too much space along a wall, you can go for floating shelves and just place them higher than average. A final, clever way to create height is with window treatments. When you measure for the bar that will hold your curtains or sheers, choose one that’s wider than your actual window and place it higher than your actual window. That way, you create both added height and added width without blocking out any natural light. If your windows are on the smaller side, consider skipping window treatments altogether and let the light flow in.
#4: Time to Reflect
A classic trick for creating space by tricking the eye is bouncing light off reflective surfaces. Of course, you’ve probably heard that mirrors are helpful. This is definitely true. Placing a mirror opposite a window will maximize the light and keep things bright. However, you’re not limited to mirrors only. You can also pick other accent pieces that are naturally reflective. Consider a glass-topped coffee table or end table. You can go for modern and reflective with funky lucite pieces that are clear. You want to avoid blocking sightlines, so going clear will keep your visual paths wide open.
#5: Walk It Out
Before you settle on a furniture configuration, take a walk through your space. Keeping your walking path clear and easy to navigate will also maximize the sense that you have a large space. This means you should avoid too many accessories on the floor, including too many rugs, tables, and shelves. Use your wall space to take things up and off the floor. If you’re concerned about storage, then look for furniture that doubles as storage space, like a bench with a lifting lid or nesting end tables.
Do you need help finding the perfect floor plan that gives you the space you need without any special tricks? You should take a tour at Camelot Place. You can find 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments in beautiful Saginaw, MI. Every floor plan has features to make you feel at home, including ample closet space, an outdoor area, and breakfast nooks. Learn more when you give us a call at (844)-717-8907.