How do you decorate a small apartment?

  • Use light, pale/pastel colors for the walls and ceilings
  • Choose cool paint colors to paint a room (e.g. blues and greens seem more distant)
  • Add height to rooms by painting ceilings with the lightest shade of the wall color or a pale sky blue
  • Paint crown moldings the same color as the walls
  • Avoid high contrast between the wall color and painted woodwork, furniture and decorations
  • Avoid wall patterns, borders and anything that draws too much attention to the walls
  • You could use wall decals to decorate instead of painting the walls. Most apartment facilities will not let you paint their walls. It can become costly and a hassle to repaint once you are ready to move out. !