A tiny apartment shouldn’t cramp your style! If you’ve been wanting to throw a party over at your place but afraid your guests won’t enjoy, it’s time you throw away your inhibitions out the door. Limited square feet shouldn’t mean limited fun — entertaining big in a small space isn’t just a pipe dream if you know the right design tricks.
We compiled our favorite tips from home and design blog Apartment Therapy to help you transform your small apartment into one for maximum entertaining:
Don’t be afraid to “mess things up.”
Rearrange, that is. Switch around pieces from room to room — gather pillows, stools, stacked blankets, and mats in the kitchen or dining room area so there’s more seating space but won’t feel cramped.
Use those windowsills.
Why not put your decor on them, even bowls of hors d’ oeuvres? You won’t need to cram everything on your kitchen island or table that way.
Buffet your way through.
Have a chic buffet set up and decorate your entire home in theme so your guests don’t need to be confined in the kitchen and dining areas alone. This is also great for mixing and mingling.
Amp up the cuteness factor.
Hang colorful curtains and install bright, soft lights to give the illusion of a more expansive and vibrant space. Your guests will surely love how cute your decor looks, too.
Maximize counter space by picking out vertical cake stands and tiered platters. We bet you’ll also have a lot of fun styling the food on these cute containers.
At the end of the day, what’s important is that you poured your heart out to make sure your guests have a grand time — no elaborate setup needed. Good conversations and authentic connections flow freely when you keep it real. And with the amount of money you’ve saved by getting your supplies from Piggy, you’ll have funds to set up another party again real soon.