How to Make Your Apartment Feel 10 Times Bigger, According to IKEA

Sophie Miura

When most people look at a small room, they see problems. If you don't have a design background, the idea of squeezing a sofa into an already cramped living room or finding extra storage when floor space is limited just isn't fun. But when IKEA stylists enter a small space, they see opportunities.

It only takes a glance at their catalogs to see their unrivaled creativity when decorating a tiny apartment. Desks are repurposed as dining tables, built-in storage stretches up walls and above beds, and every single inch of the room is maximized.

It begs the question: Are you actually using all of your space to your advantage? If our chat with Janice Simonsen, IKEA U.S. Design Spokesperson, is anything to go by, the answer is probably 'no.' Here, we rifled through the best of IKEA's extensive interior images to pinpoint the styling tips that will make your home feel 10 times bigger. 

You don't need to buy a bigger home to find more space. Here's how an IKEA design pro would maximize your room:

How do you maximize space at home? Share your styling tips with us below. 

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