Published at Monday, January 08th 2018. by Sonja Stout in Apartment Furniture.
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.
Be on the look out for special deals. One of the biggest deals is free rent for the first month, and sometimes two months. This can be great if you are in a tight spot, and need some extra money the first month you move into your apartment. To make it easier for you, always find a rental agency that delivers and sets up your furniture for you. Also find an agency that supplies a warranty on the furniture you rent, especially for things like electronics. Unless you have your own insurance policy set up, it is also a good idea to get the rental insurance as well, just in case something happens.
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.
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.
When the bed is folded away, the piece of furniture looks exactly as a desk. When the function needs to change and the bed needs to be used, you simply pull down the bed which folds down, and the desk slots back into the recess previously occupied by the bed. The charm of this system is that the bed is packed away readily made up for use and, when the desk needs to be put away, it glides backwards so that any items currently in use on the desk can stay exactly where they are: they will not be disturbed. The whole system runs on a cleverly hidden hydraulic unit so that you only need to use one hand to pull the bed down or push the desk backwards. For apartment decorating ideas, this piece of furniture, and others like it, is absolutely ingenious.
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.