How to Create the Illusion of Space in a Small Apartment

By Shannon Quinn
How to Create the Illusion of Space in a Small Apartment

Living in a small apartment? This can feel cramped, especially if you started working from home in 2020 or 2021. With so many people on a tight budget right now, it’s possible that you are downsizing and living in a studio apartment for the very first time. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to help make your space feel larger than it actually is. Here at Home Addict, we’ve compiled our best tips and tricks on how to create the illusion of more space in a small apartment.

This industrial apartment has been split into multiple rooms. Credit: Shutterstock

30. Create Multiple Zones  

Studio apartments are one large space where you are meant to do everything all in one room. Even if you have a one or two bedroom apartment, you might have certain areas of the room that are supposed to be dedicated as a dining room space or a living room space all-in-one open concept area. The best way to split up a small space like this in two different rooms is by designating them in different zones.

Rugs and furniture help to divide up the room. Credit: Shutterstock

A large area rug can create the illusion of a room space. Pieces of furniture can also separate the two sides of the room. For example, if you have a combination living room and dining room space, a rug and couch will signify where the living room ends and the dining room begins. Sometimes, false walls and room dividers can also serve as a way to split up the space. This can be accomplished with a screen, cube shelving, and more. For more ideas in splitting rooms up into zones, check out our Ikea Hacks article once you’re done with this list.