When it comes to choosing furniture for apartment living, a lot of folks will take whatever they can get. Hand-me-down furniture, vintage store finds and Craigslist bargains are pretty common in apartments, especially those inhabited by students or other twenty-somethings. Furniture can be expensive, and essential functionality is often the highest priority over any aesthetic concern. But at a certain point, you may want to consider switching out Mom’s old reject sofa for something that suits your personal tastes a bit better. You may want the chairs around the kitchen table to actually match the table (and each other).
Particularly if you’ve found an apartment you’re very happy with and are planning to stay longer than a year, it might be time to consider a redesign and furniture overhaul in your space. After all, this is your home, and it should reflect your personality and style. It should be comfortable, cozy and welcoming to you after a long day. If you’ve never put much effort into decorating or furnishing apartments before, you can’t imagine the feeling of satisfaction that comes with loving the look and feel of your home. And luckily, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to achieve!
Design inspiration is all around. When you feel enthusiastic about transforming your apartment living experience with fresh interior decorating, it’s fun to hunt the internet and magazines for home decor ideas. You can see smart ways to arrange furniture in each room, and narrow down what you do and don’t like in terms of style. Make it your own by borrowing ideas from various sources and finding cost-efficient ways to make it your reality.
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