5 Multipurpose Decor Ideas to Help You Save Space in Small Apartments

apartment livingAsk any of the nearly 36 million Americans who move every year — moving into a new apartment complex or housing rental can be quite a hassle. There are so many small details that need to be remembered, and making sure you pack everything you need for apartment living can make for a headache. So to take the stress out of moving, we have compiled a list of brilliant, multipurpose, decor hacks to help you get the most out of your furnishings.

1. Chalkboard everything
Chalkboard paint is a must have in any apartment complex, as it is one of the most versatile decor hacks out there. You can spray paint anything! Turn your coffee table into a large game board, the front of your fridge into a blank, makeshift grocery list, or a large board for a DIY calendar that you can change up every month. All you need is one can, some chalk, and your imagination and the opportunities are endless.

2. Hollow ottomans
Ottomans are great for storage, sitting, and serving. Hollow ottomans can hold miscellaneous items such as books, DVDs, and blankets. Plus, they can be used for extra seating and as makeshift coffee tables in a pinch.

3. Your wardrobe as a headboard
This is a great trick especially for those living in a studio where apartment living is small and cramped. Install some shower rods on the back of your headboard so you can hang clothes, add crates for shoes, and place accessories on the top.

4. Make custom shelves for small areas
There is a lot of wasted space in rental apartments in the hallways and between rooms. Since these spaces are small, they most likely go unused. To take advantage of the space you have, build custom shelving so you can display knickknacks and books.

5. A sleeper sofa
If you invest in anything for your new place, it should be a sleeper sofa. After all, there is nothing more versatile! You’ll be able to entertain guests in the smallest of spaces while having a stylish centerpiece in the middle you will love to show off.

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