Maximize Your Space + Budget in Small Apartments | Interior Design



hey guys welcome back to ropes and design today I'm with my daughter Shara I know we are in her studio apartment we showed this to you over a year ago and today we're excited because we're actually to take it a step further and kind of get into the details this is kind of the great room not only just the fashionable part but the functional way on how to maximize your space while maximizing your budget we can do it on a dime we sure can it tough but we're going to show you how we did it that's right you're ready to see it let's get started so let's start with the top 10 things that you would do in any apartment number 1 furniture layout my sense of style always finds peace with symmetry so although this is a small space you'll notice that on each wall there is an aspect of symmetry number two once you've identified your focal point wall why don't you try painting it a contrasting color just like we did here in Sherriff's place one of the least expensive things you can do and it can make such a huge design element and impact in your life what a free up your services as much as you can for me I have a lot of quartz if you can see over here I have my router I have different cords I have different remotes it's just the list goes on and on as Cheryl goes through and shows you some of these cool creative and inexpensive ideas on how to maximize your budget and your space we have DIY videos that connect to a lot of them so be sure to watch to the end of the video and we'll put links in the LCP watch those as well so on her channel how to live your style okay moving on to number 4 anybody yes take it away what is number 4 so another really smart way to save money in your space is to make your own furniture and what better place to start with something flat like a headboard it's really not that hard I promise yeah it's really simple its palette would be stained did this gray color it's very urban yeah what's number five all right is it the bedding because I love the bedding I know me too so we didn't DIY that unfortunately okay number five is these lovely frames above me they are usually very expensive mm-hmm because she tried to get me to buy them and I said no yeah so I just learned how to DIY them myself they're really expensive gallery frames that I gold leaked and I think it adds the perfect gold touch and if you know anything about me on my channel I'm just like a little bit obsessed with gold I'm really proud of you which i think is probably cuz you put me in this gold Lanai shoes and I was one exactly well your entire life until you were 10 we don't talk about that now this wall is and is not symmetrical it's kind of a mere suggestion asymmetry you got the bed you have lights on either side different lights but there are lights different nightstands but there are nightstands too but have the two pictures that helps and here's the other thing that's really cool and you've seen me do this before got a window over here no window over there architects so I put in a mirror that sort of mimics the shape and size of that window alright on to number six oh but yeah I think I'll stay here while you do number six I'm really comfortable one of the biggest questions you guys had for us on the last apartment video we did on her channel was where uh nurses shareist or her clothes and her accessories and her shoes when you're getting your organizational containers they can all be exactly the same or you can mix it up and if you're going to do that make sure you pick a sink like we did here we went kind of urban yeah so everything is kind of wire or very rustic looking we thought that would allow me to go and buy random bins at one-off stores while having to buy a ton of the same exact style that keeps your cost down it does I like to organize the things I use every single day on top which are my delicates which obviously I wear every day so I keep them there and in my bathing suits you want to keep things that are seasonal right now I'm in summer and I use those all the time so on the other side of sofa I've got more bins and more decor you'll notice on both sides of the bookcase the bottom three shelves are all functional in the event that you take down like the towel bar or you replace the faucet or something you need to keep all of those items and you don't want to lose them because when you move out you got to put them back so I try to keep all of the different little pieces and parts to like I've got some handles in here some of the hardware for some of the towel bars that they used to have in that bathroom and I keep them all in this really cute decorative box that way I save money and don't have to go out and repurchase them when I need to move out I don't have any drawers I don't have really any dressers so I have to put a ways to make a look decorative and make it look functional and maximize my space now where I keep the majority of my hanging clothes tada I have right here all by color from black fading into color on the other side with pinks and purples and blues below this I try to organize my shoes as best as possible I even have little hooks on the inside of these guys here to hang different jewelry and above here even more storage on either side of this lovely closet that I have I have these shelves with different types of bins on either side they're all the same bin but they're a little bit different style we wanted to buy kind of a mass amount of them because if these ones were all different I think it would look way too jumbled so in this bathroom which leads me to number seven the first DIY as I did was over here with these baskets inexpensive baskets you turn on their side and you stick them right on the wall perfect towel storage I made this really cool DIY on the basically branches and I can actually store all of my necklaces right there on the wall I have a bunch of products in here so I really wanted to maximize my space by making these cute little DIY cupboards and putting yours on the front and I could really utilize this for great function and at a great cost by making it myself number eight is one of my favorites this is the GOG scent I don't know about you guys but in the morning when I'm getting ready I hate when I'm trying to put on my makeup and do my hair and I'm trying to fit it all on this little counter top here I burn my nails on my curling iron or something it's not fun so this little contraption that I DIY keeps those off of my countertop and keeps them away from burning me now that we're done with the bathroom it's time to show you a few tricks and tips in the kitchen take it away mom number 9 if you have a small kitchen that's kind of awkward you might want to consider doing what we did here for Shera I actually bought our this little cart this is a rolling cart so we can use it in any room we want to but here's what it did fashionably it added a focal point to the kitchen when you walk in that's exactly what you see with this great oval clock but this card added a lot of extra storage it was very very affordable number 10 this is an idea that I've done a lot of times it's very simple and it's free take the cabinet doors off of your existing cabinets what this will do it almost creates almost like a china cabinet effect there's things you can do now you could we could have painted the back wall or put wallpaper or some kind of texture back here we had done that I think it would look great with white dishes however we decided to keep the whole thing white even on the inside and use colored dishes kind of a fun little decorating idea and it's free that was pretty fun I'm shocked at how much we were able to get into this place I know seriously I think it's super helpful for people I have a question what do you keep it this plane all the time of course right you know we should do as a surprise visit sometime it's not the Sun good idea no well we'd love to know what you guys think was this a helpful video for you to know kind of get some ideas of what you can do in your own place yeah I mean every apartment takes a lot of work especially if it's your first apartment but if you're committed to just really trying to work hard in DIY a lot of the different things you can really keep the cost down speaking of what the DIY videos so there's a ton of things that share showed you that you can find out on her channel called how to live your style we will link them actually all around all around us all the way everywhere and they said our editor is going to kill us for us but yeah just click on them in and they'll get you there and I'm the head of it know you I was gonna say if you guys haven't subscribed to this channel click the bun right there and subscribe for sure awesome thanks for watching you guys yeah see you guys next time by

21 Comments

  • laura seymore

    April 13, 2019

    OMGosh! You two are adorable! Reminds me of my relationship with my daughter & our love of re-purposing things! Very helpful! Gorgeous design!

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  • jayita Dutta

    April 13, 2019

    Awesome

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  • Mini Singh

    April 13, 2019

    Wait….. I've been watching your daughter's channel as well as yours…. without realizing that you were related! Nice!

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  • Sabrina Malan

    April 13, 2019

    I have a very small living space. I'm renting a room in a house. I need all my things from a 500 sqft studio apartment to now fit in a 350 sqft bedroom. No kitchen or bathroom space – everything must for in my bedroom. Can you help?

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  • Kat BeWitched

    April 13, 2019

    Good god some of the comments here are annoying. I think there were some cute and clever ideas here and o wish people would stop whining and get creative and look at how you can take your everyday items and repurpose them, spray paint them, etc. You can buy lots os this stuff from discount places, thrift stores, Craig’s list, even the dollar store. Heck, she used twigs for a towel rack … surely you can find some trees! ?. I love this channel and all the creativity here. Thanks. ?

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  • Elma Garcia

    April 13, 2019

    Looked at many video and this video got and kept my attention to the end. Great job! Good ideas!

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  • Eric Minton

    April 13, 2019

    ⚠️ Ladies and gentlemen do not put your router/modem in any type of closed container! This was a ignorant mistake by the channel and could really become a fire hazard for somebody‼️⚠️

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  • Mona Miller

    April 13, 2019

    HOW DOES SHE OWN SO MUCH JUNK? I don't want to be mean but it looks soooo cluttered. its really admirable that you made a lot of these yourself but there's a need for moderation. Anywho this apartment isnt exactly small either

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  • Gawna Getcha

    April 13, 2019

    Since when has it been safe to have electrical devices in the bathroom?
    Re-title : Maximise Your Space and Minimise your life…..

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  • JudoJewelry

    April 13, 2019

    What a wonderful mother daughter duo, and she is outrageous mom, wanna introduce her to a nice single jeweler ?

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  • The Bob Smith

    April 13, 2019

    Sharrah is a hotty!!

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  • CoolieIndaCut

    April 13, 2019

    Daughter lookin like a snack

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  • Dominique Haywood

    April 13, 2019

    How did you create the hot tools holders?

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  • dfshjb44

    April 13, 2019

    I don't understand why you have 2 huge shelves packed with knick knack junk if you're trying to maximize space

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  • Bern T

    April 13, 2019

    Damn Sharra save some for the rest of us ?

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  • Laurie Huber

    April 13, 2019

    “Delicates” in the sitting area which would be used with company, not cool. Seems there would be a better place for them. Most landlords will approve painting as long as it is neutral, just have to get permission.

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  • bird

    April 13, 2019

    this was so fucking helpful!!!!

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  • Clicky.Buzz Click2Connect.Buzz

    April 13, 2019

    Cute!

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  • Tierney Creates

    April 13, 2019

    Oh my goodness the design is fantastic! Thanks for the tips!

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  • Jenjen Wang

    April 13, 2019

    how do you hang those lights by the bed without drilling into the celiings?

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  • Kera

    April 13, 2019

    ?????????I love it

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