Published at Monday, January 08th 2018. by Joan Mcknight in Apartment Furniture.
So, maybe the time has come to move out of your parents home for the first time and into an apartment. There are a lot of things to take into consideration once youve chosen the apartment complex where you want to live. One of the things youll need to think about is furniture. The furniture you are used to from a home will not fit quite the same in an apartment. You must realize that apartments are much smaller than most homes. That means they hold less furniture and that the pieces of furniture you should be putting in the apartment have to be smaller than what you may be accustomed to.
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.
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.
Just because you live in a space that is a little bit larger than a walk-in closet doesnt mean you have to be uncomfortable or unhappy in it. You will need to make some smart furniture purchases, because a couch that works in a suburban McMansion is not going to work in an urban studio apartment.
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.
There are other things you need to keep in mind when you are shopping around for rental furniture as well. Each company has their own policies on rental charges, and you should always find out what these charges are before to agree to any rental. Be wary of smaller rental companies, because they dont get the kind of business national companies do, they may charge you higher rental rates. Smaller companies may also lure you into their stores with gimmicks like they dont check your credit, but dont be fooled by this. Most rental companies do not check your credit, because if you dont pay, they simply come to your apartment and take the furniture back.