Do you know that feeling when you discover new condos for sale, and then you find out you can’t actually afford a regular sized unit yet? And that all you can afford now is a small condo in the big city? This leaves you with a handful of challenges, such as decorating and having enough space for all your stuff.
Decorating, organizing and making a small space livable can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we have gathered a few condo-decorating hacks to help you address this issue.
Use coat hooks.
Coat hooks are not just for coats, they can also be for anything you can hang on it to keep your place tidy. It helps you become organized and keep your place from accumulating clutter, which can make your home feel and look even smaller.
Hide the trash bin in a cabinet.
Living in a tiny apartment means there isn’t much space for anything, especially for a trash bin. Opt to hide your trash in a cabinet, under the sink, or in any piece of furniture with extra storage in it.
Build or buy a TV storage unit.
If you are experienced in handy work, then this is an easy hack. Create a space on the wall right behind your television, so that you can store your DVD player, video game system, and more in it.
Use a sofa bed.
In a tiny condo, you don’t have much choice but to get multi-purpose furniture. A sofa bed can be a huge help, since all you have to do is flip the top of the couch down once you are ready to sleep.
Or, if you’re prone to having overnight guests, purchase a sofa bed rather than a traditional sofa so they have somewhere to sleep that is both comfortable and chic.
Hang your bike on the wall.
If you have a bike, hang it on a wall in your apartment instead of leaving it outside. Not only does it save space, it can also function as a beautiful decor in your home.
Get stackable chairs.
If you want chairs that you can use to entertain guests, buy stackable chairs instead of traditional ones. They come in different colors and various designs, so you don’t have to settle with cheap looking monobloc chairs for that.
Under the stairs.
If you need a work space or a study, set a desk and a chair beneath the stairs and show your creativity by placing a corkboard there for reminders and to-do lists. You’ll easily create a cozy little nook where your productivity will (hopefully) boom.
Hang your shoes.
Instead of using actual shoe shelves to store your shoes in, why not use hangers to hang your shoes? This can also be helpful if you have a lot of pairs and you no longer have any space in your closet.
Use a pegboard.
Hang pots and pans and other kitchen utensils on a pegboard to maximize the space in your kitchen cabinets.
With a little bit of creativity and patience, it can be easy to decorate a small living space without sacrificing style.