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32 Things That'll Make Even The Tiniest Apartment Feel Roomy

Make your space feel bigger with floating bar cabinets, acrylic furniture, airy curtains, and more.

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1. Stack up a unique nightstand with these rose gold-accented foot lockers to wrangle extra bed linens and other random bedroom stuff.

Get them from Amazon for $109.99+. / Also available in blush pink and cream.
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Get them from Amazon for $109.99+. / Also available in blush pink and cream.

2. Avoid extra clutter by choosing decor with open lines, like this blank-space picture frame.

Get it from H&M for $9.99. / Also available in gold-tone.
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Get it from H&M for $9.99. / Also available in gold-tone.

3. Disguise your lack of room for an actual kitchen counter peninsula or island with this high-top table and stool set as an easy stand-in.

Get them from Amazon for $134.99.
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Get them from Amazon for $134.99.

4. And feel like you're flooded with gratuitous countertop space with this granite-top kitchen cart that'll scoot wherever you want it.

Get it from Amazon for $86.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $86.99.

5. Make your ceilings look taller by hanging long curtains above the window frame. These tassel-trim curtains come in several colors and lengths, and will let you have the perfect balance of privacy and light.

Get them from Anthropologie for $78+. / Available in four lengths, seven color combos.
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Get them from Anthropologie for $78+. / Available in four lengths, seven color combos.

6. Or, forgo (inches of) space-hogging curtains and add a second layer to your windows with cool, privacy enhancing window film.

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Get at 23.6"x78.7" roll from Amazon for $19.59.

7. Get a little inventive with a striped rug that incorporates ~layers~ of patterns for a deceptively widening floor covering.

Get a 55"x79" rug from H&M for $79.99.
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Get a 55"x79" rug from H&M for $79.99.

8. Sick to death of room-elongating stripes? Opt for a light-hued area rug that'll have a similar effect as light-bouncing mirrors.

And place (at least two of) the room's furniture's feet on the rug to make it look like it fits the room perfectly.Get a 4'x6' rug from Amazon for $64.64+. / Available in five sizes.
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And place (at least two of) the room's furniture's feet on the rug to make it look like it fits the room perfectly.

Get a 4'x6' rug from Amazon for $64.64+. / Available in five sizes.

9. That also goes for light-colored runners that'll brighten up any dim, narrow hallway or galley kitchen.

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Get a 2'x13' runner from Amazon for $49. / Available in six sizes, 11 colors.

10. Amplify any and all light sources with a compact mirrored table to make a room look brighter and bigger.

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Chrome furniture gives off the same effect.

Get them from Target for $84.99 and $89.99.

11. Squeeze in some closet-like storage with a ladder bookshelf that'll fit in the tightest of spaces

Get it from The Home Depot for $73.44. / Available in three finishes.
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Get it from The Home Depot for $73.44. / Available in three finishes.

12. Invest in a fiddleleaf fig tree as an easy care houseplant that (like magic!) makes any room feel bigger. Don't ask us how, but it does.

Get it from Amazon for $19.74.
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Get it from Amazon for $19.74.

13. Commit to a mid-century modern look with a pin-leg coffee table that won't break your line of sight in a small living space.

Get it from Amazon for $45.43.
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Get it from Amazon for $45.43.

14. Bump out the visual space of an accent wall with a horizontal-leaning pattern made with a string light.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $11.99.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $11.99.

15. Obscure a utility closet or create the illusion of a Mariah Carey size bedroom closet by hanging a ~tasteful~ bamboo beaded curtain in a doorway.

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Get a 36"x78" panel from Amazon for $49.32.

16. Play tricks on your eyes with a ghost chair knockoff that won't block the visual flow of the room.

Get it on Amazon for $83. / Available in eight colors.
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Get it on Amazon for $83. / Available in eight colors.

17. If you can't live without color, continue the mid-century modern schtick with a pair of Eames-style chairs that'll maintain the flow.

Get them from Amazon for $119.99. / Available in 10 colors.
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Get them from Amazon for $119.99. / Available in 10 colors.

18. Bounce around light in a teensy kitchen like nobody's business with a stainless-steel kit that'll transform appliances.

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Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

19. Deny your inner slob another enclosed kitchen cabinet and hang up an open shelf for easier access to tools, spices, and cooking essentials you use on the reg.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

20. Trick the eye into thinking you have cathedral ceilings with a pretty, vertical wall hanging.

Get it from Target for $29.99.
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Get it from Target for $29.99.

21. Shield your eyes from the glint of trash — yes, trash — with a sleek waste bin.

Get it from Amazon for $15.
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Get it from Amazon for $15.

22. Compensate for the lack of an office with this compact storage desk that'll be your new WFH central.

Get it from Amazon for $131.24.
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Get it from Amazon for $131.24.

23. Stick on a wall-decal headboard to make it look like you have room for an actual headboard.

Get it from SirFace Graphics on Etsy for $38+. / Available in four sizes, 30 colors.
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Get it from SirFace Graphics on Etsy for $38+. / Available in four sizes, 30 colors.

24. Style a tall table vignette with cool objects, like this glass obelisk because when you can't go wide, you go up!

Get it from Wayfair for $64.99.
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Get it from Wayfair for $64.99.

25. Opt for a hide-the-ugly-stuff piece that provides extra seating with this stylish storage bench that'll look great in your living room or at the foot of your bed.

Get it from AllModern for $179.99. / Also available in gray.
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Get it from AllModern for $179.99. / Also available in gray.

26. Outfit a living room for entertaining — without halting foot traffic — with a sleek floating cabinet.

Get it from CB2 for $299.
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Get it from CB2 for $299.

27. Play the same trick with a floating media center to create the illusion of more floor space and a little extra storage space underneath during desperate times.

Get it from Wayfair for $151.99.
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Get it from Wayfair for $151.99.

28. Create a moment for pause with a big piece of art that fills up some serious space, like this pretty canvas.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24+.
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24+.

29. Do as people have for centuries and make the most of natural light by placing mirrors on a wall adjacent to natural light for the effect of a bigger room with more windows.

Be glad you don't have to rely on mirrors to help provide reading (candle)light.Get them from Amazon for $13.08.
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Be glad you don't have to rely on mirrors to help provide reading (candle)light.

Get them from Amazon for $13.08.

30. Use the stripes of this striped shower curtain to widen the look of a narrow bathroom.

Get it from Overstock for $24.78.
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Get it from Overstock for $24.78.

31. Stash reading materials in an opportune spot and score some major design-cred points with this modern acrylic table.

Get it from Wayfair for $257.99.
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Get it from Wayfair for $257.99.

32. And always remember that floating shelves — even tiny ones — are your BFF because the more wall space you can eye, the bigger your place'll look.

Get them from Amazon for $25.
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Get them from Amazon for $25.

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