Moving into a new apartment can be exciting, there’s nothing quite like it. Until you realize that the furniture you currently have is too big to fit there, then your excitement dies.
The solution to this predicament is simple, all you have to do is buy new furniture for your new sanctuary.
But before you head out shopping, here are a few considerations:
Furniture for a tiny living room
The living room is the centerpiece of the home. Most people spend more time in it compared to the kitchen. So beginning your search for this area of the apartment is certainly a good idea. Below are a few double duty furniture for small apartments for you to consider.
This is a necessary and clear starting point, so this is where we’ll start. The first thing you’ll want to check is that the sofa has a small profile, low back, thin kegs, and isn’t too deep (should have a depth less than 80cm).
The arms of the sofa are best kept not too chunky and lower. For instance, if a room is too small that you’re unable to fit a coffee table, make sure the arm of the sofa is wide enough for you to use to put a drink on top.
Bearing this in mind will help make sure that the sofa you purchase doesn’t impose the space too much.
Also make sure the sofa has no patterns and has block colors instead, and that it does not touch the floor but is raised off the ground. The sofa that touches the floor feels more dominant and heavier. Always bear in mind that there needs to be air flow circulation around and under the furniture.
Side and coffee tables
As far as side and coffee tables are concerned in a tiny living room, going for a round tabletop is always best. Rectangular and square-shaped tables feel more imposing and harder and also in a small space, you will most probably run into them from time to time and gain bruises in the process.
Also, consider the color of the table and the material it’s made from. In a compact living room, having a glass table will always give it a less cluttered impression but light timbers can also do the job.
You can also introduce a black table, but make sure you don’t copy the black color across the room a lot. Pair a black side table together with a timber coffee table and you’ll be well on your way.
Just like the sofa, keep the side and coffee table legs thin. And one more thing, ensure the coffee table height is below the height of the sofa.
The artwork and rug
All rooms should have one focal point and sometimes two, but in a studio apartment or small space in general having one design that catches the eye is enough. One of the best ways to achieve this is through a rug or artwork.
Your rug should be small in size (around 160 x 200cm) and should have both front legs of the sofa sit over it or not at all. Don’t make the mistake of tucking a rug under a sofa completely in a small living space. This will only make the space look even smaller.
Create Space Outdoors
If you own your apartment and want to create a little more space, why not consider getting a sliding door and balcony with a glass balustrade, this way you can create a little more room in your apartment and even dine out on the balcony on sunny days.
If this article helped in any way, you will make a better purchase decision and make living in a small space feel like paradise. So happy styling and shopping!