Before thinking about listing your place for rent or sale it is important to know a few tips to make your apartment look bigger.
1. Paint your walls to make your apartment look bigger. Use light colours and clever contrasts.
Before listing your place you should consider getting a fresh coat of paint on your walls. Painting a room has a big return on investment and can be done in no more than a week-end. It will instantly brighten your place.
Painting rooms also helps maximize space and makes your property appear larger. Light colors tend to make your apartment look bigger, while dark colors may have the opposite effect. Light and brightly colored walls are more reflective making a space feel open and airy, which helps optimize the effect created by natural light.
For example, select soft tones of blues and greens
2. Lighting is a key element in opening up a space.
It is well known, buyers prefer bright apartments!
To make your place bright and cheerful, first you will need to make the most out of the natural light. For this, keep drapes and shades wide open to bring more light in.
Then try to optimize your own lamps by putting them in dark corners and replacing the low wattage light bulbs with brighter ones. This simple trick will surely make you apartment look bigger!
3. Use mirrors.
This is an old trick a lot of realtors know. Mirrors can make your apartment look bigger.
They can be one your best tools and you can never have too many! Try to use a focal point and angle your mirrors towards it. It will give the illusion of depth and make your apartment look bigger. Also you can place your mirror by your windows and lamps to reflect the existing light!
4. Keep your apartment tidy and organized. Use clever furniture arrangement.
Before you list your apartment for rent or sale it is crucial that you clean it like you have never cleaned before. Also, keep your apartment tidy and organized. Keep the furniture to a minimum and keep the floor as natural as possible to reinforce a sense of spaciousness.
It could be a good idea to invest in some clever multi-function furniture like beds with drawers for storage or tables that can be tucked away when not needed.