The Now You See It Acrylic Shelf bookcase from Picture: Land Of Nod/Washington Post
Be smart with storage and the type of furniture you buy for a small apartment, say experts.

Pritika Chatterjee, co-founder and CEO of TidyHomz, and Mahima Singh, Visual Merchandiser at Furlenco, share some decor tips.

Hang a curtain around your bed

Choose a soothing colour that compliments the walls of the room as well as your bedside lamp shade. This simple trick will make your sleeping space cosy and comfortable.

Another way to liven up small space is by bringing in smart furniture

In a small space, every single piece of furniture must provide multiple functions. There is a wide variety of multipurpose racks available in the market.

Be smart with storage

Use vertical space with floor-to-ceiling shelving for your bare essentials. If you plan to stay longer, use store knick-knacks in wicker baskets or embellished boxes to keep everything clean and organised.

Invest in a centre table which doubles as a coffee table and when you pull the top up: instant work station. 

All your documents, books, remote controls or other small stuff can also go into the storage when the table opens up.

An extendable table is also a perfect idea if you prefer eating on a dining table. 

You can easily convert a four seater to six seater depending on number of guests at your place.