Ideas to make the most of your apartment
Make the most of your apartment, like a small 1-bedroom apartment, to make it feel truly homey can be difficult. Before proceeding to its decoration, it is important that you know perfectly the limited space you have so you can choose the furniture and accessories that best suit what will be your home.
7 ideas for decorating an apartment
Today, living in a small apartment offers us the opportunity to decorate it like no other room, but to do it well, and make the most of it, you must have good ideas like those that we will expose below.
Create open spaces
The distribution is essential in small apartments. If you knock down a few partitions you will gain meters in your personal space. A kitchen that opens, totally or partially to the living room, will give more amplitude to your home. Gone are the days of compartmentalized apartments, as they seem much smaller and narrower than completely open ones.
Use mirrors and you will triple the light in your apartment.
A good apartment interior design trick is to use mirrors. Mirrors reflect light and can expand the size of a space. Hanging a mirror near a window in a dining room or small bathroom will make rooms larger and brighter. In addition, tall mirrors can make a ceiling appear higher.
With this decorative element, you will get natural light into every corner of your apartment.
Use one or two rugs to divide spaces
In a small apartment with an open floor plan, we recommend using a rug or two to define each of the spaces (living room, kitchen, and bedroom). For example, a rug by the sofa will mark the area where the social activity takes place, or a rug by the bed will mark the boundaries of your bedroom.
Use smart storage
You should get creative with how your storage space is used. Folding furniture or over-the-wall shelving is a great option to help you keep things out of sight and, more importantly, organized properly and in an aesthetically pleasing way.
Walls are best painted white or other light colours.
The reason for this? Painting the walls in this colour will help your apartment look bigger. Painting them a dark color will create a receding effect, which can give the appearance of more depth and, in turn, make your apartment even smaller.
Furniture that is almost walls
In a small apartment, you need furniture to store personal belongings. Therefore, we recommend that in these cases you dare with tall furniture that does not reach the ceiling to divide small spaces. For example, a bookcase can become a distributor between the living room and bedroom.
Speaking of furniture, we also recommend those that serve a dual function. For example, a bar in the kitchen can be used for eating or working.
Opt for glass walls
They are a solution when it comes to gaining breadth and light in small apartments. Besides being a beautiful decorative element, it allows you to separate rooms in a most original way.
Buy a 1-bedroom apartment in Ocean Heights, Gibraltar
Ocean Heights is 170 meters from Casemates Square and 400 meters from Ocean Village Marina. Within 2 minute’s walk, there are several stores, cafes, restaurants, and bars.
Ocean Heights provides easy access to all the amenities that the area has to offer. From shopping centres to restaurants, everything is within reach.
CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR is delighted to offer a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom apartment situated on a high floor located in the well-known Ocean Heights Development. With views to the Rock/town, this property is perfect pied a terre or holiday home. Kept to a high standard this property also comes with a communal swimming pool.
The property is currently tenanted.
Conveniently located close to Main Street, bars and restaurants, and Morrisons supermarket. The property is also located near public transport.
Viewing is highly recommended.
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact our sales specialist, Vishal Mulchandani, he can assist you in English and Spanish, Tel: (+350) 56285000 – Email: Sales@century21gibraltar.com – Click HERE for more information.