Published at Tuesday, January 09th 2018. by Shawn Boyle in Apartment Furniture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.