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If you're looking for small apartment furniture ideas, you've come to just the right place. Here at Mor Furniture for Less, we're experts in all aspects of design, for spaces big and small. There's no room that we can't tackle and no home that we can't style with the vision of your dreams.

When searching for the best furniture for a small apartment, there are a few key elements to keep in mind to ensure that your space looks clean and not cluttered. Let our design experts assist you in finding just the right pieces to furnish your apartment.

Create the Illusion of More Space

One of the most common questions we hear from customers who live in small apartments is, "How can I make it look like I have more space?" There are ways to accomplish this, and it's simpler than you may think. Follow these do's and don'ts, and you'll be feeling like you're in a grand room in no time.

Stay Away From Dark Walls

Resist the urge to paint those walls a deep mulberry red; trust us. Dark colors on all the walls of a small apartment can make it feel cramped and deprived of light. Instead, stick to lighter neutrals like shades of blue, gray, green, or cream. These lighter colors will open up the room, giving it an airy feel.

If you just have to have that deep color on the walls, choose one accent wall and limit the color to that. You'll still get the pop you're looking for without making the room feel closed off.

Choose an Accent Color

When you're looking for the best furniture for a small apartment, accent colors can go a long way. Adding accent colors is an excellent opportunity to add some bold colors to the room without causing an overwhelming effect.

Select from a wide array of home accents at Mor Furniture for Less to complement your space. Choose from bright throw pillows or colorful wall hangings to add the hues you're looking for. Adding these touches to your apartment can make it feel cozier and less bland, no matter how limited on space you may be.

Add Mirrors to the Room

No matter how small an apartment may be, mirrors can help add a feeling of space and dimension to make the rooms seem larger. Your rooms will also appear brighter as the mirror reflects light throughout the space. Try to find a mirror that's flat and sleek, opposed to something more bulky with a large frame.

To make the most of the space in your apartment, hang the mirror on the wall instead of taking up valuable floor area. Above the sofa is the perfect place to hang a mirror. It will look clean and also add an element of decoration to the room, without clashing with accent colors or furniture.

Additionally, you can add home accents such as coffee table trays with mirrored bottoms for an extra touch, or reflective decorative bowls.

Find Multi-Function Furniture

When looking for small apartment furniture ideas, you'll want to keep the need for storage in mind. Chances are that even if you live in a small space, you still have a lot of stuff. Where do you stash it? Clutter is one of the main culprits of making a small space seem even smaller. However, there's a solution.

Find multi-function furniture. Multi-function furniture is any piece that serves two purposes. Consider a bed with built-in storage underneath or a coffee table that comes complete with drawers. This will give you more places to put your items out of sight, to keep your apartment as decluttered as possible.

You can also add storage to places that don't already have it. Consider adding matching storage bins or boxes to bookshelves for even more secret hiding spots.

Furnish Your Apartment with Matching Items

Like the concept of clutter, having rooms full of mismatched items can cause your small apartment to appear disorganized, making it feel smaller. Find a matching living room set for a cohesive look. This is your chance to add more rich color to your apartment if you'd like, by going with a deep, but still neutral, brown color.

Try Pendant Lighting

Adding pendant lights may not be possible based on where you live, but if possible, try to use hanging lights. They won't take up space on tables and nightstands, which gives you more room and less clutter. For the best results, try pendant lighting that is minimal in design but still makes a statement.

Finding the Best Furniture for a Small Apartment

It may seem challenging to decorate a small space, but it doesn't have to be. Here at Mor Furniture for Less, we have design associates on staff who will take the time to discuss your needs and vision with you, and help you develop the best floor plan for your apartment.

Find a Mor Furniture for Less store near you today, and find the furniture of your dreams.