Published at Monday, January 15th 2018. by Sonja Stout in Apartment Furniture.
Picking the right furniture for a small apartment is really just about mindset. While stores like IKEA and Target have good choices for furniture that will work in a dorm room or a studio apartment, you can find suitable furniture for small spaces just about anywhere. You just have to think like a ships captain. Why a ships captain? Because the interiors of ships offer the best possible example of good usability and efficient use of space. Anyone who has ever had the good fortune to be on board a large sailboat or even a yacht knows how compact everything is, how much thought goes into how spaces are designed, and how well-built everything is. It becomes very evident that someone put a lot of thought into what was really necessary and then just ignored the things that were not necessary, and made the essentials work.
It was while World War II was going on that the art deco movement came to a stop. Since so many people in the west were now able to get all of the items that were needed in order to take part in this art deco interior design movement. This was because as opposed to having a signature piece or design the items being used were being mass produced and at a fraction of the original cost, making it the design of every man, not just he elite and rich with small apartment furniture.
Shape - The next thing to think about is the shape of the table. Since space will be tight in your apartment the wisest thing to think of while you are looking for a small table is to go round. That is because a round table in a small room is easier to get around than a table that has corners, as they will likely be bumped into regularly. Multi Purpose - The final consideration you may want to make is looking for a table that is a multipurpose table. What this means is that it can be more than one thing. Some tables have shelving or drawers underneath that can be used to put away other things you may have in your apartment. Another option is to select a small table that has a leaf attached to it. This way you can have a small, small table and when you need it you can add the leaf and have a larger dining room table for when you have guests.
There are bar tables that come with stools. These are also known as pub tables and go a long way in serving an excellent purpose. The one drawback is the minimal seating which does not comfortably accommodate more than two people. For couples with children there are better choices some of which have already been mentioned.
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.
The number of people that are going to be using the table is another factor. In this case choose a style that can be pushed back out of the way when not in use but easily brought forward for seating along the back. Drop leafs are excellent choice for families that require more seating. Some may feel that if space allows, why not purchase a larger table and let that be the end of your concerns. For one thing, a large table placed in a small kitchen will give the entire room a cramped look. Secondly, the amount of floor space it takes up can make maneuvering the room a boorish task. Choosing small will allow for the entire area to look well proportioned.