Make Your Hong Kong Apartment Feel Bigger Date: 02 Aug 2011

you need to tip-toe around your place doing the crab walk. If you're looking to maximise the space that you do have, here are five ways to make your home seem less cramped:

1) Paint with light colours

Lighter coloured walls not only brighten up your apartment but also open up the space inside. Choose colours like pale blue, green or yellow for a fresh feeling every time you step into your home.

If using just one colour is too boring for you, use different shades of the same colour for a monochromatic scheme. That way, you'll get some variety without turning your home into the set of Rainbow War.

2) Choose multi-functional furniture

Look for furniture that does more than sit pretty, like foot rests with built-in storage, sofa-beds and coffee tables with drawers. This will really help hide all the items that would otherwise be strewn randomly around your Hong Kong apartment.

Also consider furniture that can be put away when not in use, like a folding or expandable dinner tables that doubles as a desk.

3) Let light in with mirrors and windows

Mirrors not only create more space and depth in a room, they also reflect light into your apartment to give it that healthy glow. Any room will automatically look larger if it's well-lit, so make sure the curtains are drawn to let the natural light come in.

If you live in an old building, Monique McLintock of Monique McLintock Interiors recommends increasing the size of your windows to let in more light.

"This is one of the benefits of older buildings as the building management are not as strict, so you can get away with making your windows as large as possible," she said.

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