One of the things you can look forward to when moving into a new condominium unit is how to decorate it with furniture. In a limited space, this endeavor can pose as an arduous challenge but if you would think out of the box, you would find this is one of the most enjoyable things you can look forward to during moving in day. To achieve maximize space, your furniture should not only be beautiful to look at, it should also be functional. This means that the items you select to decorate your home with should not only blend together in order to achieve a seamless design, but they should be functional as well.
Furthermore, your furniture should be unique that in a sense, it would introduce character into your homes. After all, according to Rose Tarlow, “Furniture must have personality as well as be beautiful.” Decorating your condo is one of the things that would set it apart from the rest of the other units in your tower, so when it comes to choosing your furniture, you should be meticulous enough to know which ones would not only suit your preference and taste, but one that goes with a selected theme as well.
Here are some of the best furniture you can decorate your condominium unit in Avida Towers Cebu.
1.) Open-sided bookcases and glass or acrylic tables
In order to open up limited space and to avoid the feeling of being cramped, opt for furniture that does not block your view from one area to another. Apart from that, the furniture you should select should fill your room with comfort as well as utility sans the congested feeling.
If you are constrained to work with a small space, try open-sided bookcases or glass acrylic tables and complement these with chairs with slender profiles. Avoid furniture that look to heavy or are bulky as they tend to overwhelm the space of a room.
2.) Fit and trimmed sofa
When it comes to designing small spaces, keeping your furniture fit, trim and skinny is integral to making a room look more spacious than it really is. As maximizing space is paramount, your furniture should not have details that are either bulky or too inflated. An brief example of this is a sofa with fat rolled arms and multi-cushion would overwhelm the space of a room and in any other case, would make it look incredibly out of place and forced.
Instead, opt for love seats or cushions with skinny arms and a tight upholstered back. In your bedroom, choose a bed that has a simple headboard and for your dining area, keep an eye out for slender legs on chairs and tables.
3.) Shelves that can be attached to the wall
Working with limited spaces means that you have to keep furniture attached to the wall or tucked in corners as much as possible in order to free up space. This means standing bookcases, armoires and shelves should be avoided at all costs as these tend to eat up floor space—space that you are going to inevitably need if you want more legroom to move around in your condominium unit. With this in mind, tuck your furniture around the perimeter of the room whenever possible. This prevents you from taking up too much floor space.
Ideal furniture for this kind of setup would be bookshelves and shelves you can attach to the wall and benches you can build or assemble underneath a window. This same bench can dually act as a mount for your television as well as an extra storage area. Choose furniture that can hover above the ground or at least appear to be as this can visually expand a room and give you that much needed floorspace.
4.) Curtains and fold-up panels
Although it may seem rather counter intuitive in small spaces, installing curtains and fold-up panels can actually make a room seem bigger than it originally is. Segmenting off a space in a studio apartment or your condominium unit for example will help you create the illusion of more rooms than there really are. Install curtains or fold-up panels in one area of a rather spacious room to create a makeshift office or perhaps in your kitchen to make it appear as if you have an impromptu dining room.
Apart from creating faux rooms in your condo unit, fold-up panels and curtains would also assist you in concealing from view work stations such as the cooking area of a kitchen or your personal workspace.
5.) Modular units
While this article has been lauding the use of minimalist and space-saving furniture, in some cases, bigger can actually be better—even in smaller spaces. Such is the case for modular units that you can arrange and rearrange as you please. Install one and make it the focal point of your room, the more pieces you stick together, the more versatile it gets. An example of this would be a modern media set which would function as an all-in-one media stand for your television, speakers, radio players, game consoles and other media players.
Furthermore, it can function as a bookshelf as well and the empty spaces can be placeholders for décor items such as vases and other sculptures. In the likely event that you would not be able to fill up every space in your modular set, then you would instantly have extra storage and display area—pretty nifty for something that takes up so much space. Lastly, considering the sheer size of a modular unit, you would not need to do much decorating in any room as it can serve as the point of interest and if at any point you feel like you would need the extra space, you can instantly modify it to appear smaller than it was.
While decorating small spaces can a rather difficult task, seeing how you can put various furniture together and pull off a harmonious, functional and seamless effect can be incredibly rewarding. So, if you are planning to buy a condominium unit in Avida Towers Cebu anytime soon, keep the furniture listed above in mind.