Even if you don’t own the place where you live, you can still make it special. Check out a few ways to personalize your dorm room or apartment space.
1. Choose a light or bright wall color
Lighter colors can make a room look bigger, where darker hues tend to absorb light, making the room look smaller. Why do you think I wear a yellow shirt?
2. Find multipurpose furniture
To maximize the space you do have, the key is to select furniture that serves more than one use. Look for items that offer hidden storage, extra surface space and alternate functions such as sleeper sofa.
3. Think Little Bob
4. Go vertical
Using this otherwise dead space adds a sense of height to the room and gives you some extra surface space. Think about a tall, thin floor lamp. It takes up less floor space and has the functional aspect of extra lighting. Take advantage of any existing architectural features in the room like ledges or consider installing a wall shelf. Get creative with your own hanging planter to bring a natural element into the space.
5. Strategic area rug placement
Tucking an area rug under the front legs of your sofa rather than in the center of the room will cozy up the space without taking it over.
I’d love to see what you’ve done with your small space! Snap a pic and share it on social media and tag us @mybobs for a chance to be featured on our feed!