The Bedford 3 seater couch has slim lines and will fit into most small apartments.

Creating a small space wonder in your apartment

The time has come - your brand new apartment is ready and you’re planning to move in, however, there’s just one tiny snag – you have no idea where to start with design and décor…

It’s not rocket science, so take a deep breath, grab a tape measure to help you determine the size of your new space, contemplate your personal style and what you’d like vs what you really need and you’ll be well on your way.

Apartment living is right on-trend all around the world because space is limited in cities. Compact, yet classy pieces of furniture in neutral shades can add a bit of pizazz to any small space.

Loft and apartment living does not mean that you have to compromise on design style, there are a few gems out there that can easily enhance the look and feel of a small space,” says Alon Sachs co-owner of Mobelli Furniture + Living.

If you live in an apartment, Sachs offers some advice on the dos and don’ts of small space living.

 Be versatile:

If your apartment has only one bedroom, a smaller than normal lounge space, and you’re contemplating which sofa to purchase – opt for a sleeper couch. Sleeper sofas are trendy and chic and come in handy when your friends decide on a last minute, unplanned sleepover.

The Bedford 3 seater sleeper couch
The Oxford 3 seater sleeper couch converts easily into a double bed.


Be classy:

There’s no need to compromise on style if your new space is tiny. In fact, there’s so much you can do to make it a small space wonder – throw in a rug or two, and maybe even a floor lamp, accompanied by a beautiful piece of wall art, each tailored to your individual taste and your space will be home in no time.

Bronze vases add pizzaz to any smaller space.


Thumbs-down:

Not enough space:

There’s nothing worse than feeling trapped in your own lounge. Always remember, you need enough space between your furniture and the walls to move around freely, so shift the sofa a few inches from the wall, or opt for one with slim arms, and one which is elevated on legs and you’ll be surprised at the illusion of space.

Cluttering

Less is more in a small space. Get rid of those unwanted items taking up too much space and keep the décor simple and stylish. Focus on finding a few pristine pieces like textured vases and glass accessories to add a touch of flair to the area.