Decorating a 1-bedroom apartment can be a very challenging task. Not only because it is small but because you do not really have many options when it comes to decorating. You are limited to the furniture that is available to you must also consider other factors such as storage and even function. In order to make the most of your small bedroom, you should follow the tips below on how to decorate it in the most efficient way possible.
The first thing that you need to do is to plan everything out on paper. The reason why this is so important is because you need to know what you have and where you are going with it. You also need to have an idea about the size of the room and what you want it to look like. After planning, it is best to take a mock picture of the layout so you can confirm that you are planning everything correctly. This is also a good way to check whether the apartment is big enough or not.
Once you have your plans, the next thing that you need to do is to work within your allotted space. When it comes to furniture, it is best to keep it to a minimum. Instead of adding more furniture, you should focus on the use of each and every piece of furniture in the apartment by dividing them into three categories: the main furniture, the accent furniture and the decorative pieces. If you have the space, you can also have a media center which serves as a platform for placing your DVDs and CDs.
Aside from the smaller furnishings, you also need to have a good paint job. Painting the walls in bold colors will make the room look much larger than it actually is. You can have cool colors like blues, greens, reds, etc., but these colors should be used sparingly. In case you don’t have enough space to paint, you can always use white paint. It would be best to have one coat of white paint for every two to three rooms.
Lighting is also another important aspect that you need to consider. You can hang the lighting in an area where there is plenty of natural light. If you have a window in the room, you can put a pendant light on it. You can also use ceiling lights instead of hanging them in the ceiling. You can also use spotlights in this area as well.
Decorating is not limited to what is inside your apartment. Aside from painting and designing, you also have to think about how you would feel being decorating it. How would you feel if you have soft furniture all around? How would you feel if there are lamps with interesting shapes and sizes? How can you feel comfortable staying in your 1 bedroom apartment, even if there are too many people living in it?