Home Interior Design For Small Apartments

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Design&Wine_001_web 1>Pictured: tip #2, use larger nightstands.Lauren Pressey Photography

Many of us are working with less space in our homes and apartments than we wish we had, and far fewer of us have access to interior designers on retainer to make the most out of what room we do have.

Larger spaces create a feeling of ease, flexibility, and orderliness while anything that feels too cramped can seem suffocating and stuffy — two things that don’t make it appealing as the epicenter for the majority of your down time.

Most of us know there are some rules about "creating" more space and have an (apparently pretty incorrect) assumption that smaller furniture will trick the mind into believing our cramped studio is never-ending.

Especially when working with the confines of New York City, you start to appreciate the tricks that optimize your space. And while the majority of us find our own shortcuts eventually, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Relying on your own intuition and spatial awareness when parallel parking is still a struggle, and certainly isn't the most direct way to maximize your home, wasting your time and money in a living space less comfortable than it should be.

So we asked Kate Lester of Kate Lester Interiors to help us out with some expert advice. Below are her life hacks for creating the illusion of a larger space within the smaller one you're working with: 

Source : http://www.businessinsider.com/small-apartment-space-hacks

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