The design of your condo should allow versatility; whether it’s work, daily living, entertaining or just relaxing. Every piece needs to be easily moveable and adaptable to various uses. Purchase furniture which can work double duty and has a style that can endure.
Tips on choosing the right furniture pieces:
- Use scale and proportion when selecting pieces of furniture. For example, a large sofa requires a large carpet.
- When choosing sofas for a small space, do not go over 7 feet long and 3 feet deep. Avoid sofas with oversized armrests, which can add extra an 18 inches to the length of the sofa.
- If you prefer a sectional, choose one with three sections instead of four. Also, select a sectional sofa with a chaise that can be switched to the opposite end in the event that you relocate and have to switch the direction of the chaise.
- If you’re a social person, use a small dining table that is extendable (such as the Newcomen dining table), or incorporate a kitchen counter overhang to accommodate more guests.
- The condo should utilize a lot of lighting in order to enlarge the space – a dark space may appear smaller and feel claustrophobic.
- Use colour blocking through coloured accessories to add excitement and interest to the space.
- An oversized mirror (such as the Odanah Mirror) adds a dramatic feel to the condo.
- Larger artwork should take the place of an assortment of smaller pieces on the wall.
- Granite tops are solid and sturdy and perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. They give a sleek, clean appearance.
- Hardwood plank floors are smooth and suitable for small spaces as they modernize it.
- A condo should preferably have light, neutral walls. If you choose to use colour, make it an accent wall.
- The entrance should always remain uncluttered in order to evoke the illusion of spaciousness.
View a quick video of a transformation of a small condo: