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Video:Tips for Making a Small Apartment Look Bigger

with Jacob Taxis

Your apartment may not be as large as you'd like, but you can always make it seem that large. This video from About.com will list a few tips for making your small apartment look bigger.See Transcript

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Transcript:Tips for Making a Small Apartment Look Bigger

Hi, I'm Jacob Taxis for About.com. In this video, you will receive tips for making a small apartment look bigger. These are tips from About.com's Apartment Living site.

Declutter Your Small Apartment

The first step to creating a sense of spaciousness in a small apartment is to declutter. Nothing brings more attention to the smallness of a space than an excess of belongings.

Place Furniture Thoughtfully

Next, cultivate the uniqueness of your space by thoughtfully placing furniture in the best possible place. Be sure to keep adequate distance between pieces of furniture.

Create additional planes of space in the apartment by simplifying counters and adding small tables. Also, switch out bulky furniture for styles that take up less space.

Painting and Decorating Walls

Painting white walls a fresh, bright color can bring new life to a small apartment. Consider bright colors that pop or lighter tones.

Wall décor such as paintings and photographs will invite visitors to see beyond the enclosed walls of the space.

Switch out a small mirror in a space for a larger one. This will help give the room a greater sense of spaciousness.

Lighting for a Small Apartment

Lastly, dot your small apartment with lamps and other stylish light sources. Table lamps and floor lamps can help create warm, inviting spaces. This helps establish a sense of the variety of spaces in the room that are meant to be explored and experienced.

The key is to be thoughtful in your selections. Take the time to weigh the effects of each arrangement and choice.

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