Take for instance, the downtown renter, who when it comes to a finding an apartment, location is everything. This apartment for rent in Ottawa (my amazing and beautiful hometown) is small but sweet - perfect for the person who wants to be close to everything.
To make the most out of an apartment this size, consider these great ideas for a beautiful home.
First and foremost, paint is your best friend. You can change a space in an instant with a great wall colour. Plus, when it comes to renting, you can easily repaint the space back to a neutral beige or white (depending on your lease agreement). A bold accent wall can also define the space, especially in a studio apartment like this.
You can also use wall stencils as a faux-backsplash in the kitchen.
The key to picking great furniture pieces for small spaces is to choose things that are double duty. Ottomans that can be used as a coffee table when placed together, a dining table that can be used as desk during non-meal times, and ovens for sweater storage. No, wait, that's Carrie Bradshaw's apartment.
This coffee table is chock-full of extra storage for DVDs, magazines, etc.
These cube ottomans are perfect for those that are short on space. The top flips over for a flat-top to use for drinks and the inside gives extra storage space. And you can easily move them together to use as a coffee table, or apart as extra seating.
I love the clean lines of this pull-out couch, so no matter how small your place is, you can still have guests stay overnight.
3. Art & Mirrors
Just because a studio apartment is small on space, doesn't mean that the art on the walls needs to be downsized. In fact, I would go the opposite. Bigger is better. Define a space with an oversized colourful piece of art. Same goes with mirrors. Mirrors help bounce around the light in a room and when placed correctly, can make the room appear larger.
I love these mirrored shelving. They would be perfect in a small entry wall and can be used as a quick catchall for your keys, sunglasses, and cellphone.
What are your go-to tips and tricks to save on space in your home?