Living in New York usually means living in a very small apartment. New York, and especially Manhattan, is known for having small apartments. This is an old city where a lot of people live and the only way to make space for everybody is to have a lot of tiny apartments in one place. And that is exactly what New York is made of – thousands of tiny apartments. You can find big apartments in New York but in order to live in one of them, you need a lot of money because, as you probably already know


New York is a very expensive city. Especially when it comes to real estate. But if you manage to invest in a small Manhattan apartment and you want to make it appear bigger than it really is and use as much of the space as possible, you can do that by using some of my small space hacks. These will help you enjoy living in a small apartment as much as possible.

How to make a small apartment appear bigger?

The first thing I am going to tell you more about is how you can use certain decorative techniques in order to create an illusion of a bigger home. There are plenty of things that you can do that trick the human eye into seeing a room much bigger than it actually is. And as a lot of people want to do just that, I decided to give you some of my best hacks and tricks for that. These are home improvements to make before you move in but even doing them after won’t be such a difficulty.

Apartment
You can do certain things to make your apartment look bigger than it really is.

Use mirrors

Mirrors are your best friend when you want to make a small room appear bigger. This means that using a mirror can almost make your apartment look double its size. But you have to know where the line of “too much” is. And I am here to tell you a little bit more about this.

Using small mirrors is simply decorative. But using big mirrors is a smart small space hack. Cover a whole wall with a mirror. From the ceiling to the floor. This will make the room look so much more spacious. You will also get plenty of light from the mirrors. This way the room will also look much better. Well-lit rooms are always the best. And if you don’t want to dedicate a whole wall to a mirror, there are other ways to use mirrors to make an apartment feel and look bigger. Put a big mirror on your door. Any door in a room that you feel like is too small. Even covering such a small space with a mirror is going to make a huge difference yet it is a cheap home improvement to make.

Mirror
Small mirrors are decorative pieces but big ones make a room appear bigger.

Keep it simple and bright

The second way to unnoticeably make a room appear bigger is to decorate it as simple as possible and without using a lot of dark colors. Don’t over-decorate your home. Having plenty of things in a room makes it look smaller. And this is usually a very common mistake. People also use dark colors. Having dark colored furniture is great as you don’t see when it gets dirty but it can make a room appear much smaller. Bright colors make a room feel wider so use colors such as:

  • white
  • beige
  • light pinks
  • light greens
  • grey tones but keep them light too.

Adding small details in dark colors is a great idea, though. This is a nice way to make these small things pop. Your apartment will appear bigger and look nicer this way. This, for example, is a great way to make a rental feel like a home – decorating it nicely with small details.

Living room.
A lot of things in a room make it look smaller so keep it simple

Small space hacks – storage

Now that you know how to make your small Manhattan apartment appear bigger, you might also want to find out how you can use as much of the space as possible. And it is also very important that you know where the line of “too much” is when it comes to using the space you have in your small apartment. Don’t worry, I am here to tell you all about it. The same way you can have a Hell’s Kitchen relocation done with ease, you can make a lot of storage space in your home.

Use your vertical space

A lot of apartments in New York, especially Manhattan, have very high ceilings. This means that you have a lot of space that you are not using. And you have to change that. Using as much of your walls as possible is the best way to maximize your storage space. Having a huge, tall closet and a lot of shelves is much better than having a wide closet and drawers. Sure, shelves always have to be tidy as they are on the open all the time and everyone can see them but that isn’t such a bad thing. Putting a little bit of effort in order to make your apartment nicer is a great thing.

Now that you know how to make your small Manhattan apartment appear bigger, you might also want to find out how you can use as much of the space as possible. And it is also very important that you know where the line of “too much” is when it comes to using the space you have in your small apartment. Don’t worry, I am here to tell you all about it. The same way you can have a Hell’s Kitchen relocation done with ease, you can make a lot of storage space in your home.

Furniture with built-in storage space

When you live in a small apartment, a lot of the times, you’re mostly having issues with storing your belongings. Things such as sheets, pillows, and blankets use up too much space but they are something you most certainly need. This is why having furniture with built-in storage space is the best idea ever. A bed that you can open or with a big drawer underneath. A couch that unfolds, where you can store plenty of things. Coffee tables with storing space, chairs, armchairs. There are plenty of options and you should use as many of them as possible. You should also read more about some DIY storage ideas that are going to improve your home


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