Apartment Living | Tips for Decorating and Entertaining in Small Spaces
Decorating-wise, small spaces can be tricky to navigate. With the right design choices however, an apartment does not need to be limiting. Follow our tips for decorating a small apartment to create an inviting, inspiring and personal space that reflects your style, even when entertaining friends.
Give each room a distinct personality with a loose colour scheme. In a rental apartment that you may not have much design control over, similar tones throughout the decor help the space to become more cohesive.
Once the larger and more statement pieces are in place, such as the sofa and rug, add cushions that speak to these colours. Mix textures and fabrics, adding a chunky throw for a cosy and inviting space. Remember that these smaller pieces can be easily changed over time, so have fun with decorating!
Get Creative with Seating
Having guests over in an apartment can bring up a seating conundrum. Think outside the box and have a floor cushion or two handy. This flexible option is great for lounging next to the sofa as well as sitting pretty when not in use.
Floor cushions are one of these as they are also wonderful for balcony/garden seating or for taking on a relaxed picnic or ‘glamping’. Choose other pieces that can be adaptable; side tables can double up as a coffee or bedside table, and a stylish tray vignette can quickly transform into a serving tray for drinks.
Below: Fleur Napkins.
Elevate Casual Dining
No space for a formal dining table? A lavish spread of drinks and antipasto or nibbles is made more luxurious with linen napkins. A pile of beautiful block printed napkins next to the food elevates the experience and has the bonus of being more environmentally friendly than disposable serving ware!
Maximise Living Space with a Balcony
Extend your living area with an indoor/outdoor style space. L&M Home rugs are light enough to be moved where needed and a beautiful textured blanket is perfect for keeping warm during Melbourne’s cool spring days. Please note that our pieces are not designed to be left outside.
Add Life with Plants
When in doubt, add greenery. Fresh flowers in a Mona Vase or some trailing foliage in a Mona Planter instantly brings energy into a room. Style them on the floor, shelves and any other spare surfaces.