Just stepping onto the property ladder for the first time or are looking to downsize from your current living conditions, urban living means you need to be CREATIVE with small spaces. Here is our best advise for city living…
- Cut out the Un-necessary Before Downsizing
As you start your search for smaller living quarters, take note of the size of rooms and spaces that you will potentially be moving into. This will allow you to accurately asses which items can stay and which items you will have to depart with. Write a list of all the things that you love – all your must-haves, and say sayonara to the things that may take up precious space.
- Personalize Your Space with Artwork and Accessories
Plants and paint are always a plus when outfitting your home. Try shopping at your local gardening center and seek advice on what plants are low maintenance and survive well indoors. Outdoor planting may be a better option. Check with your Condo Association’s handbook to see if plants are allowed on your balcony. Candle sticks are another option for indoor outfitting, which takes up minimal space, but also adds a touch of sophistication.
- Re-discover Simplicity
City living or living in an urban environment can feel crammed and small in terms of space. For that reason, one should look to live minimalistic and clutter free. This will make the square footage feel light and airy. Paint accent walls with a strong/warm swatch and compliment other walls with subtle and cool tones. Minimize the number of books on shelving units and add intricate figurines and sculptures to white spaces – these always add a splash of luxury to any room.