Whether it’s your small room in college or you’re fresh out of your parent’s garage and have to make due with a small apartment, it is not all doom for you. You can still make the best out of the situation and furnish the place to make it look like your little castle. It is going to be slightly harder than the actual castle but with the right advice you can still pull it off. So what will you need to do this? Here are some great tips and, it is all free so grab it and hit the store.
Set your budget
You don’t have much, and the last thing you want is to spend everything you have saved up. Also, you don’t intend to spend all your life in the small space so it is not wise for you to make a splash on the furniture and yet it might not work very well when you move to a bigger apartment. So setting a budget for how much you’re willing to spend for this is very important. You have to shop around to see the general price of furniture and the pieces you would like to have so you can have a more realistic figure.
Measure, Measure, Measure
From the walls to the door, to opening space of the door and the height of the windows, everything has to be measured before you bring in your furniture. Considering that you have a small apartment, even an ounce of space becomes critical and could thwart your entire venture. Save yourself the cost of having to take the furniture back by making sure it is going to fit even before you take it out of the shop. There is no better way to do this than to measure everything. Even the couch and any other piece of furniture before you bring it into the apartment.
Attack each room separately
Do not go out and buy a truckload of furniture and dump it in front of your home. It is better to go one room at a time. It allows you to identify what you’re going to need in the next room. Let your rooms have some hierarchy. Ideally, you should start with your living room, then the kitchen and then your rooms. This strategy also allows you to keep an eye on your expenditure and allows you to buy only what you need. Unless of course you get a steal somewhere and all the furniture is being sold at a throwaway price.
Remember the end game
Before you even start working on bringing your furniture, you should have an idea of how you would like your little home to look after all has been done. Don’t just but pieces randomly without thinking of how each element will blend in with the other. It is important that your pieces tell a seamless story.
Go for multipurpose
You do not have a lot of space, so you’re going to have to forego a lot of things. To make up for this, get value for your money by opting for furniture that does more than one thing. You can have a Sofa bed that your guests can crash on when they come or an ottoman that has a storage space.
Once you’re done getting your pieces, you will notice that the amount of space will have drastically gone down, and it is even visible. To create an illusion of space, throw a light colored rug on the floor. It reflects light and makes the space seem larger than it is.Read More