June 19, 2024

FURNISHING a small space can be daunting, but one person shared their tips.

Their friend is a home decorator who had some recommendations for furnishing an apartment.

A Redditor gave their tips for decorating an apartment (stock photo)

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A Redditor gave their tips for decorating an apartment (stock photo)Credit: Getty

Redditor Confident_major_8934 posed the question on the social media platform.

“Seeking advice for decorating my new apartment room — any tips?” they asked.

“Just moved into a new apartment and I’m looking to give my room a fresh vibe.

“I’m usually not big on decorating, but I’m feeling inspired to change that.

“Any tips, ideas, or inspiration you could share?

“The room is a 13-by-11 rectangle with a bay window like divot on the back wall.

“There is also a six-foot-five entry way/walk in closet on the opposite wall from the bay window wall.”

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Another Redditor weighed in with their own tips for maximizing a smaller space.

First, they recommended looking into functionality of the furniture as well as doing some due diligence on decorating at the library.

They added some tried-and-true advice from a decorator friend.

“For major pieces of furniture, look for ‘low pattern/ high texture,'” they said.

“Add accent colors and prints in accessories like pillows and small upholstered pieces, which can easily be changed if your tastes change.

“Learn about the rule of thirds. It will add balance and comfort to your surroundings.”

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They also included some home furnishing hacks for tight spaces of their own.

“My tips — do not by a sectional,” they warned.

“I’ve seen so many posts on here from people who moved or want to rearrange, and the sectional is inflexible and impossible to work with.”

They recommended an alternative to buying a large piece like a sectional sofa.

“Invest in flexible furniture,” they said.

“A small to medium couch, an ottoman, which can be footstool, table, storage.

“Small accent chairs, which swivel or on casters.”

Budget interior design tips

Interior designer Judy Hoang shared her furniture tips with The U.S. Sun.

  • Thrift furniture and paint it to match your decor.
  • Test if an item is fit for its purpose before thrifting.
  • Shop at Target or HomeGoods for rugs, lamps, desks, and pillows.
  • Invest in classic timeless pieces.
  • Set up smart home lighting to save money.
They advised against using a sectional couch in furnishing a small space (stock photo)

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They advised against using a sectional couch in furnishing a small space (stock photo)Credit: Getty

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