One bedroom, one bathroom and a tiny living room equals three reasons why you throw your hands up in frustration when you're thinking of decorating your apartment or small living quarters.
As much as you want that sectional couch, oversized king mattress or jacuzzi tub, you simply don't have the room to start adding those types of items, unless of course you don't mind your entire bedroom being reserved for just the bed.
But just because you live in a small spot doesn't mean you have to suffer with a lack of style or can't have certain pieces of furniture that deliver that always wanted wow factor. The trick for apartment or small home owners is to think less about volume or size and more about versatility and practicality with their furniture or accent pieces.
If you're in the market for a standing lamp, find one that includes shelves so that you have a place to display those pictures and frames. How about a beautiful, oak headboard and frame that includes plenty of storage space. Some beds come complete with actual drawers for your clothing. That type of duality when it comes to your furniture is paramount when you're short of space albeit longing for a particular look.
The key is knowing your space and using it accordingly. That sectional couch might fit perfectly in your living room as long as it is tucked snugly against the wall. A corner desk for your office makes for a few extra feet in that second bedroom, and the same could be said for that same style television stand. When every square foot counts, you have to think beyond the conventional, even if that means mounting your flat screen TV and eliminating the stand altogether.
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