New Yorkers know this better than anyone: In a small apartment, the best solution is to make your space feel bigger and brighter. How, you ask? While many petite apartments feel cluttered and dark, the best thing you can do to a small space is give it the appearance of airiness. Think an all-white space with billowy fabrics and little clutter.
This can be achieved with a minimal color palette, clever window treatments, and multipurpose furniture that leave little space for tchotchkes. But first, there are a few things to avoid: dark and bulky furniture, too many decorative accessories, and inadequate lighting. To achieve the ideal bright modern apartment décor, you’ll have to let go of unused items and hand-me-downs that don’t perfectly fit your layout.
It’s interesting to try new things. Sometimes traditional ideas about living room decor aren’t the best solution for a small space. Instead of using blinds for window treatments, use long, flowing drapes because they draw attention to vertical space, thus expanding the area of the room.Your living room, regardless of size, should be able to function as a space for relaxation and entertaining. Here are 68 of our favorite ways to make it feel more spacious.