Tips For Purchasing New Furniture For A Condo
How to Find the Right Furniture for Your Condo
If you're just getting settled into a new condo, you are probably thinking about how to furnish your living space. Condos generally give you a little more challenge for decorating than houses due to size differences. Although condos are smaller than houses, you can still choose your new furniture thoughtfully to get the most out of your new space.
Plan Aheadâ€Ś ď‚— Before you can buy new condo furniture,
determine what you need.You may have a few odds and ends that you can easily integrate into a new set of furniture. If you have a useable end table, you won't need to buy another one. If, however, none of your current pieces match the aesthetic you want, you can get rid of them and start fresh.You should also consider your lifestyle as you decide what pieces you need. For example, if you plan to invite guests over regularly for special occasions, you need to invest in a large table to accommodate them.
After you've determined what pieces you need to buy, you can begin to plan where you will put each furniture piece.You should use a measuring tape to figure out exactly how each piece will fit comfortably in your rooms. Bring any notes you make with you to the furniture store. With limited space, you likely will be unable to include every piece of furniture you want. However, with proper planning, you'll have no trouble fitting in the pieces you need the most.
Consider Functional Furnitureâ€Ś ď‚— If space is a major issue in your condo,
choose your furniture selectively. Some furniture options have multiple uses or give you the option to store them when not in use. For example, a sofa bed in the living room gives you a great way to offer a guest a place to sleep without having to dedicate a whole bedroom to the occasional guest. Some common living room pieces can offer you storage, including ottomans and coffee tables.
In your dining room, invest in quality folding tables and chairs for nights when you have extra visitors. Although pulling this furniture out may make your living space feel cramped, every guest will have a place to sit.You can also invest in dining rooms tables that include optional extensions for occasional use.
Avoid Heavy and Bulky Furnitureâ€Ś ď‚— When you're trying to maximize
space, heavy condo furniture will make your living space feel small. Big leather sofas, for example, will overwhelm and cramp your space. Many older couch styles offer you more seating than you generally need on an average day. Smaller and modern furniture pieces feature clean lines and less bulk to help your space feel open to you and your visitors.
Avoid Heavy and Bulky Furnitureâ€Ś ď‚— Choosing furniture with light colors can also help your rooms feel
bigger.You can also open up your living space more with a few minor tweaks, including hanging your flat-screen television on your wall. With a mounted television, you won't need to invest in a huge and bulky entertainment center.
Published on Oct 21, 2012
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