Published at Wednesday, January 10th 2018. by Carla Hines in Apartment Furniture.
Measure the room - The first thing you need to do is measure the room in which you are going to put the small table. Knowing the rooms measurements will help you narrow down the options you have when it comes to selecting a small table. Once you have the room measurements you need to consider what else will go in the room in addition to the small table. Think about chairs, china cabinets, bookshelves and other pieces of furniture that will help complete this space. Once you know all of the pieces of furniture that will go into the room you should be able to narrow down how much space you have for the small table.
If your small kitchen is L shaped you will have a number of different choices. Just remember to do the math. You do not want a table measuring six feet in a space that measure seven feet. The table may fit, but besides looking totally out of place, getting to the seats will be next to impossible. There is a basic rule that two feet is needed to comfortably reach and leave the table regardless of its style. If the measurements are square, such as 6x6 feet, you can opt for a small round or square table. If the measurements are rectangular as in 6x8 feet, you may want to consider a table that is narrow and long. Both the bench and drop leaf styles would work well in these spaces. Just remember that both floor space and proportion are the two most important factors to keep in mind.
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.
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.
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.
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.