A smaller living space does not automatically have to mean that you live in crowded, cramped conditions. There is a significant difference between cozy and crammed, and it is up to you to walk the fine line between the two when organizing your apartment. One of the ways in which you can preserve the aesthetic as well as functional integrity of your small living space is to organize it meticulously and subsequently ensure that it accumulates little to no clutter while you go about your daily routine. With this in mind, here are some ways in which you can organize a smaller living space in order to maximize its potential.
Capitalize on the hidden possibilities for storage
Whether you inhabit a 1 bedroom serviced apartment or a studio apartment, you will need to strategize the means of organizing your storage so that you have free floor space left for moving around in. Empty floor space will also ensure that your apartment looks bigger and roomier than it actually is, which will turn out to be a pleasant side effect of a decluttered living space.
A 1 bedroom serviced apartment will still need an organizational foundation so that your daily rituals do not leave everything in disarray. For this purpose, your storage solutions will need to be inventive enough to use every bit of available space that can allow you to hide your possessions away unobtrusively. For instance, utilize empty walls for vertical storage space by installing wall cabinets or shelving units where possible. You can even maximize the storage potential of your closets by using the inside of the doors to function as an additional storage space. Ensuring that the multitudinous array of small items are neatly hidden away behind doors or inside baskets will only serve to make your apartment appear more streamlined and less cluttered.
Free up floor space with dual purpose furniture
Another way in which your small living space can appear cluttered beyond saving is if there is no free floor space. The best way to give your condo a more spacious appearance is to limit the number of essential pieces of furniture that you include. For this purpose, you have the opportunity to acquire pieces that are multifunctional; a sofa bed and a drop-leaf table are obvious choices that can allow you to reclaim your sleeping and working areas into when you have other uses for them. Additionally, you can ensure that your seating as well as table options contain built-in storage spaces; from ottomans within which you can store your knick-knacks, to coffee tables that can double as storage boxes.