Apartment Furniture Buying Guide

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Let’s face it: You can't always afford a bigger space. Sometimes a small apartment is what life deals you, or all you can afford at the moment. You still have to buy furniture, but you don't have to break the bank or end up with no space left in your place.

If you’re looking to update or furnish your apartment, you've come to the right place. Whether you want a compact couch or a loveseat, or you just want to tuck away those speakers under your feet, this will be a helpful read for you.

Below are some of our tips on how to avoid overcrowding your apartment by buying the right kind of apartment furniture. If you have an apartment, you should have apartment size furniture, plain and simple!

Let's start with couches. We all know buying a full size couch would be ideal to seat guests, but it doesn’t work well with the limited space in an apartment living room. You could try going with a smaller option that can still seat a couple of people and will still be just as comfortable. This might even leave you space for an end table to put a lamp on to the side of your new loveseat. This creates a new comfortable little light source all while being space efficient!

You may be thinking about getting a large table for your dining area, but think again because that may be a bad idea. It can create difficulties in getting in and out of chairs. Try buying a smaller table with fewer chairs, you might find this will help you greatly with saving walk space in your dining area.

Next let's talk about desks. It may seem like a straight forward computer desk or l-desk might suit your needs best, but there is a much better way to use the space while having just as much if not more storage space. The best way to fix this little predicament is to get a compact desk or even a corner desk. This will preserve the lateral space of your apartment.

A compact desk or corner desk can be equipped with plenty of drawers and shelves that are mounted to the desk itself to save floor space. A benefit of corner desks is the convenient use of the corner - tucking your office chair out of the way so you don't run into it, knock over, or even stub your toe. Ouch! Everyone knows how much that hurts!

The next on our list of furniture for apartments is to talk about storage and shelving. You will have stuff that you need to tuck away somewhere. There are easy to build storage shelf units that you can buy and little plastic stands that have several draws to put stuff into, and they do not take up much room at all. However, if you're looking for something a little bigger, consider getting a tall and narrow storage cabinet like the County Line Storage Armoire below to take up less floor space and take advantage of the empty vertical space.

You can even store extra stuff in plastic tubs that can be stacked up in a closet. There are storage bins that are long and have wheels on them that are meant to roll under your bed to tuck them out of your way. All of these are very efficient ways to store away your personal belongings.

Let's consider a very fun way to customize your bedroom space. If you are one of those people who like to sleep and lounge in the same space, then a futon bed or convertible sofa may be great for you. This will create a couch like place to sit as well as pop down into a bed where you can lay your head. Whether you are known among your friends to be a video gamer, or even if you find your bedroom a comfortable place to read, this might be a great investment for you to look into.

Let's lastly look at a special way to give yourself storage and convenience in your kitchen. If you love to cook or fry, or if you simply just have a lot of pots and pans, a good thing to look at buying is a rack for them to hang on over like an island or even just up against a wall. Another way to organize your utensils is to have a rack like storage on your counter for them to drop into, as well as having a wood box for your knives to slide into. If you don't feel like having your utensils sitting out then there are organizers for drawers as well. There are even some types of racks for pots and pans to hang under the sink.

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Apartment furniture does not have to be bulky, it should be selected carefully to fit your space the way you need it to. Furniture for apartments can be purchased through a number of websites like us for apartment size furniture.

Below are some quick links to places you can start shopping for furniture to furnish your space:

About the Author:

Rachel is the SEO & Social Media Specialist for OfficeFurniture.com and OfficeChairs.com. When not working you can find her hanging out with her energetic Corgi, Gambit.


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