Decorating Small Apartments: 3 Ways to Refresh Your Space

Decorating small apartments doesn’t have to stop once you’ve got the major layout all set up. If you make sure to change up little things every once in a while, your apartment will always feel fresh, vibrant, and new.

As much as you may love your small NYC apartment, every once in a while, it might feel like time for a refresh. When decorating small apartments, it can be hard to make big changes in floor layout or with your furniture pieces. However, you can still give your apartment a mini facelift from time to time by undertaking the following small changes.

1. Accessories

Decorative accessories lend tons of personality when it comes to decorating small apartments. They’re also among the easiest visual element you can switch up when you live in a small space. Keep this in mind when you’re out and about in the city, and you see objets d’art that catch your eye (candles, decorative objects, trinket boxes, trays, etc.). If you truly love them, buy them — even if you don’t necessarily have a spot for them. Keep these small items in a drawer or cabinet. Don’t go overboard, of course; just keep a carefully curated collection. When you feel like your space is stagnant, dip into your reserves. Switch out a vase or a tray, and you may be surprised at the impact such a small swap can have!

2. Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are another easy switch when it comes to decorating small apartments in NYC. When your space feels dull, switch out some pillow covers for different ones. The great thing is that pillow covers can be affordable (some are very expensive, but you can mix and match high and low options). Even better: They take up almost no space. You can keep a few different options on hand in your drawer or closet without losing any storage space.

3. Rearrange Small Items

While it may be difficult to rearrange your furniture once you hit on a good setup for your small apartment, you can still create a new look with minimal disruption. Move your throw pillows around: Take one from the bed and move it to the couch, put another from the couch onto a chair, and see the difference it makes to your eye. This is especially easy to do when all your pillows mix and match, so consider that when buying them. Try rearranging your coffee table by putting out new books, and rearrange the books on your bookshelves. Put something new on your kitchen counter, even something as simple as a bowl of seasonal fruit. Little changes like this can make a big difference.

Decorating a small apartment doesn’t have to stop once you’ve got the major layout all set up. If you make sure to change up little things every once in a while, your apartment will always feel fresh, vibrant, and new.

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