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Maximize your Studio Space: Design Tips & Tricks

Sometimes finding your dream apartment in Dallas that fits within your budget can mean sacrificing the space you so desperately want and need. Whether you have furry friends to accommodate or just have a few extra Christian Louboutin’s in your shoe wardrobe (one can dream, right?), we here at Smart City Apartment Locating totally understand the importance of your new home’s square footage…or lack thereof. From decorating to organizing, there are several tips and tricks we’ve found that really will help you save space, all while keeping your place roomy and inviting!

Utilize mirrors – Considered a “go-to” decorating tip from all the pros, using different size mirrors throughout your apartment will help make the space not only feel but also look larger. Think of it as a trick of the eye! Mirrors look great in living room spaces, kitchens and even in bedrooms. Want a different approach? Look into mirrored furniture and even mirrored decorations. A little goes a long way, but we guarantee you’ll see a difference!

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Shrink down – We know, we know. That huge sectional is just so comfy and you can’t possibly part ways. But if you’re moving into a Dallas studio apartment, it is definitely time to reconsider the size of your furniture. It may sound simple enough, but you’ll be surprised how much of a difference having smaller furniture pieces will make! Trade in that sectional for an equally comfortable loveseat. Find an adorable shabby-chic trunk to double as coffee table. The possibilities are endless when you’re working with versatile furniture pieces! Time to get creative!

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Cohesive color – Come up with a set color pallet for your entire place, even the bathroom, and stick to it! We aren’t saying use the same three colors throughout, but it’s definitely important to limit the crazy patterns and styles. Using solid, cohesive colors will help in adding depth to your cozy apartment. Dissolve the lines between two rooms by continuing a single color theme through both! You’ll be amazed at how large and inviting your space will become with just a little extra paint. A good rule of thumb: maintain a visual flow throughout your Dallas apartment and the space will instantly look and feel larger.

Organize and contain – It’s time to bite the bullet and head to your nearest Container Store (or even Target) and stock up on amazing space-saving containers and other nifty gadgets. Seriously, people! You will be stunned at how much extra room you suddenly have by simply stowing away those seasonal jackets and scarves in space bags. You heard right. Space bags. They’re all the rage and for good reason! Stuff all those bulky clothes in a space bag and vacuum out all the extra air! Perfect for stowing away under your bed or even in your car. Organizing can often be seen as a painful chore, but we promise you will see a huge different in space in the long run.

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By extending your color pallet throughout the entirety of your place and adding versatile statement pieces in place of larger, bulkier furniture, the overall look and feel of even the smallest of apartments will completely transform right before your eyes! We here at Smart City Locating have got even more tips and tricks up our sleeves, and we’re more than happy to help you find your next home, large or small! Who knew we could aid in interior decorating, too? Give us a call at 214-586-0519 or run an Apartment Search to find out about all the best apartments and lofts within the Dallas/Ft .Worth area!