Published at Tuesday, January 09th 2018. by Sonja Stout in Apartment Furniture.
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.
Starter homes and city apartments including condos are famous for their lack of room. Things like sinks, stovetops, ovens, and even refrigerators are being uniquely combined into one single unit. The smaller the kitchen space the more the appliances are compacted. One ingenious designer has even managed to design a table on wheels that encapsulates these islands to provide ample dining room. Although this particular model has yet to hit the market, it shows the innovative ideas that are being developed to make a small kitchen 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.
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.
So, how do you make it all work? Well one of the major keys to apartment living is to look into the market of the small table. You are going to need a table in most every room of the home. From the kitchen table to a dining room table to a table in the living room where you can put down your drinks, tables are a staple of home decor. A key when you are shopping for apartment furniture is to make sure you get a small table for each of these rooms. Here are some tips to make sure the table you get is a small enough table for this space:
Shape - The next thing to think about is the shape of the table. Since space will be tight in your apartment the wisest thing to think of while you are looking for a small table is to go round. That is because a round table in a small room is easier to get around than a table that has corners, as they will likely be bumped into regularly. Multi Purpose - The final consideration you may want to make is looking for a table that is a multipurpose table. What this means is that it can be more than one thing. Some tables have shelving or drawers underneath that can be used to put away other things you may have in your apartment. Another option is to select a small table that has a leaf attached to it. This way you can have a small, small table and when you need it you can add the leaf and have a larger dining room table for when you have guests.