Published at Wednesday, January 10th 2018. by Trina Pratt in Apartment Furniture.
However, with a little creativity, space planning and repurposing your furniture, you can easily adapt your lifestyle to apartment living while still feeling like its home. First, creating a comfy home in an apartment doesnt require a huge outlay of cash, especially if youre moving from a home to an apartment, either in your own town or halfway across the country. The first step is to figure out what fits in your new space. This may require some hard decisions. If you cant fit it all in, you can always put what you cant use in storage until you either move to larger quarters or decide its fate.
After you figured out what your essential activities are, you are ready to start going furniture shopping. Try to find pieces of furniture that serve two uses. Storage ottomans are a terrific example, because you can sit on them, use them as a coffee table, and also store things out of sight. Wall shelves and containers are very useful because you may be tight on shelf space and youre certainly tight on floor space. If you are buying a bed, seriously consider the kinds of beds but you can store things under. Finally, try to go for height -- floor-to-ceiling shelving has made the difference in many small apartments and dorm rooms.
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.
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.
So, when it comes to apartment decorating ideas, space is paramount - even down to the size of the furniture and any patterns used when decorating: it all matters and nothing should be left to chance. One way of making every inch count is to combine furniture with multiple utilities: buy a desk which, when you need to sleep, easily converts itself into a bed. This isnt as far-fetched as it sounds. The 2009 Ideal Home Exhibition at Earls Court, London is currently advertising a piece of furniture which does exactly that. At face value, it certainly isnt a cheap option but, when you consider how effective and efficient it is, it is actually an economic solution. This particular piece of furniture is manufactured in a wood composite for durability, cleverly veneered for a lovely finish.
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.