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Simply The Best Apartment Design Guide For Downsizers
14 Nov 2014

Simply The Best Apartment Design Guide For Downsizers

Apartments present many interior design problems to the people that live within them. Space is usually at a premium, and you have to consider the affect every change will have on it. One mistake could result in the place feeling cramped and oppressive.

 

Downsizers usually feel the difference more than other people. For one reason or another, they might have sold their home with an extensive garden to come and live in this new place. When the movers in Austin TX unload the lorry into the apartment, the reality of the situation hits home. Where do you begin in your new surroundings? Here are some essential tips to help you transform it into a stylish place of simplicity and comfort.

Dealing With Decor

In their house, people often treat the rooms as separate entities and decorate them in contrasting styles. In a small place, it is better to carry one theme through every room. Keep the color scheme light and the walls plain for best effect. You can use a few choice pieces of art on the walls to break them up and improve the ambiance.

Lighting Techniques For Small Spaces

It is best not to use a powerful overhead light in small rooms. Look at the best magazines and on the internet for inspiration. You will see that the designers use many different fittings to create an overall effect. The current trend is to use many small downlights in the ceiling. You might not be able to install them in an apartment, but you can build a box around the edge of the ceiling for them.

Table lamps are a timeless accessory that will suit any setting. Think about the scale of the item when you buy it. Some of them are bulky with huge shades; maybe not the best choice for your new home.

Flooring Throughout

Just as with the decoration, use the same floor covering in every room. Many contemporary homes feature laminate flooring, but carpets still have a place. To maintain the feeling of spaciousness, I suggest that you install one that has no pattern. Ask the fitters not to use the metal strips in the doorways because they create an implied threshold. Remember, continuity is the key to a successful project.

Furnishing Advice

The wrong furniture can ruin all that you achieved up to this point. The items must be the right size for the spaces they are to inhabit. Draw a plan the room to scale on a piece of paper and sketch the furniture onto it. When you think you have the ideal solution, measure the pieces and scale them up to discover their dimensions. When you visit showrooms and buy new items, do not exceed those measurements.
Those who have experience in apartment life know all of the tricks. Now that you are aware of a few, you should be able to create a beautiful environment in which to live. It takes time to achieve fantastic results, so don’t expect an overnight miracle. Look upon your new home as a work in progress, just as you would wherever you live.

Le Trung Thanh

With the passion to write and the mission to build as a Civil Engineer, he gloriously combines both fields to open more windows for learning and doors for development. It has been her big dream to own a home with the touch of Green Architecture and the simple elegance of Modern Minimalist Interiors.

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