Published at Tuesday, January 09th 2018. by valdes in Apartment Furniture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colors always give an illusion of space or lack of it and, in order to make the most of apartment decorating ideas, the last thing you want is to choose the wrong color or wrong shade, with the result that your lovely, newly-decorated apartment appears to be much smaller than before you started. Stick with pastels, or pales hues, which will catch any available light and give the space you do have a lift. Carrying on with this theme, place mirrors around the apartment to reflect as much light as possible. Use mirrors as accent pieces and you will be pleasantly surprised at the success of your apartment decorating ideas and the warm vibrancy of the resultant finish.