Published at Monday, January 08th 2018. by Sonja Stout in Apartment Furniture.
This is fine for the landlords, but inevitably less acceptable for those people who call an apartment complex home. As successful apartment living is a completely different concept to living in an average sized family home, apartment decorating ideas also need to be tackled in a completely unique way. There is absolutely no point in taking ideas that have always worked well in a single family home and applying those same concepts to decorating an apartment - then hoping against hope that the end result will be just as successful. Through better luck than judgment those ideas may work - but then, what if they dont? You will have wasted a lot of time, effort and money, only to end up with a less than perfect result.
Limited space is clearly one of the major concerns when it comes to decorating an apartment. Ideally, when it comes to decorating, maximizing the amount of space available would need to be one of the first priorities, with adequate storage solutions running a close second. Apartment decorating ideas which are able to incorporate both space saving and storage solutions would clearly be worth their weight in gold. Part of the problem, when it comes to the majority of apartment complexes, is the number of units that are packed in as close together as possible in order to maximize rental potential.
Be creative in your furniture decisions. Furniture that was used for one room in your home may work well in another in your apartment. Be open about how you add furniture to each room and dont make the mistake of trying to recreate your old home on a smaller scale. It may never feel right.
Once you have your basic furniture selected and youve decided where it looks best, you can go shopping for any new pieces of furniture you need. Each apartment has a different layout and will end up with odd spaces that are begging for the right furniture to fill it. If youre on a budget, shop the sales. Get the best piece of furniture you can afford and resist the temptation to buy a cheap piece of furniture. It wont last and it will just cost you more in the long run when you have to replace it with something new. Theres always a temptation to forego decorating because you dont own the space. That may sound logical, but it means your house will never become a home. If you have a good relationship with your landlord, see if you can do a little painting. Otherwise, add artwork to the walls to make them less sterile. Youll be amazed how a little lighting, art and accessorizing will not only make your walls warmer, but make your furniture look more inviting to visitors.
While you hopefully have more space than a ships cabin, thinking with that kind of intention and priority can get you significantly more mileage out of the few square feet that you do have. The first thing to consider is what you want to do when your space. Please dont just say Duh. I want to live in it. Do you like to play video games? Do you like to read? Cook? Do you spend a lot of time in the bathroom or getting dressed so you look your best? Pick 2-3 activities that are really essential to your well-being, and start thinking about how to use your space to let you do those things in the best way possible. If being well-dressed is really important to you, this may mean using a significant portion of your wall space for a very large mirror. If you like to cook, it may mean expanding your kitchen space with shelves or by hanging pots and hands or by adding a kitchen island. If you like to read, it may mean putting in one large comfy chair so that you could really relax and take in a book.
If you have decided on the amount of space you can allot for seating and have your budget decided, there are still some other things that need to be taken into consideration. Round tables have always been the first selection for cramped quarters but dont limit yourself to just one style. Long narrow kitchens often extend a much more aesthetic look with the use of a oblong table with a bench that slides underneath it when not in use.