Smart dé­cor tips to cre­ate an il­lu­sion of space in a small area

GO FOR MUL­TI­FUNC­TIONAL FUR­NI­TURE TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SMALL SPACE. FOR IN­STANCE, LOOK FOR A STOR­AGE OT­TOMAN THAT CAN RE­PLACE A COF­FEE TA­BLE OR OPT FOR A FOLD­ABLE DIN­ING TA­BLE

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If you are liv­ing in a small home or are plan­ning to shift to a stu­dio apart­ment, make the most of the space by choos­ing the right colour schemes, dé­cor and fur­ni­ture, say ex­perts. Here are some ideas that you can use:

Opt for hid­den stor­ages:

In a small apart­ment, vis­i­ble stor­ages such as cab­i­nets, bas­kets and boxes may make your space look clut­tered. The ideal so­lu­tion would be to opt for hid­den stor­ages. The key is mak­ing use of all the empty spa­ces such as the crawl space un­der­neath the stairs, empty space un­der the bed or even the gaps be­neath the floor boards.

In­vest in mul­ti­func­tional

fur­ni­ture: While choos­ing fur­ni­ture, go for the mul­ti­func­tional ones. That’s the best you can do to make the most of your small space. For in­stance, look for a stor­age ot­toman that can re­place a cof­fee ta­ble or opt for a fold­able din­ing ta­ble. Do not pick bulky fur­ni­ture that may make your rooms look cramped and clut­tered. Choose fur­nish­ings of the right size and the ones that lighten up the space.

Go for big art pieces: Are you too keen to adorn those empty walls of your room with paint­ings or other per­son­alised de­signs? Well, the idea should be to cre­ate an il­lu­sion of some­thing big­ger in a small area. You can choose a piece of art that also cre­ates a di­vi­sion to your apart­ment or for a par­tic­u­lar cor­ner or a wall. In­stead of hang­ing three to four small frames on a wall, ex­ag­ger­ate the photo prints to give more depth to your wall.

Give your floors a makeover with the right

car­pet: When it comes to home dé­cor, it makes sense to start from the bot­tom. Stark, bare floor­ings can be given a new life with the per­fect car­pet. De­pend­ing on your taste — the flam­boy­ant Rajasthani, the eclec­tic Indo-Tibetan, or the lux­u­ri­ous silk — there are va­ri­eties of cov­er­ings to choose from.

Cre­ate a cosy cor­ner: It can be any­where — the liv­ing room, the bed­room, or even the ter­race bal­cony. Just choose a bright cor­ner of any part of the house. Add a colour­ful cot­ton rug, throw some pil­lows, a lamp (go for some­thing unique, such as mar­ble), a hand­ful of table­tops, and a bright paint­ing on the wall to tie it all to­gether.

PHOTO: ISTOCK

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