Spring cleaning. You’ve scrubbed every inch of your apartment, stowed away winter clothes, and cleaned out every last nook and cranny. Now, take that same attitude to your furniture. Analyze the foot traffic in your apartment, the piles of books and CD’s, the entertainment system. Are there cords that could be better organized? Is it really necessary to have an ottoman or do you trip over it every time you walk by? Be ruthless in your assessment and get rid of the pieces you don’t need.
Let in the light. Maximize natural light in your space. Use light curtain drapes, and don’t block windows with large furniture. Use wall-mounted lights to brighten dark corners.
Avoid dark colors. Deep, rich hues, while gorgeous, can make your apartment seem smaller. Stay away from deep reds and blues, forest greens, and any chocolate tones. Light, cool colors can open up a room and give the impression of a larger space.
Floor to ceiling drapes. Keeping with the light & airy theme, choose light and flowy material to create floor to ceiling drapes in your apartment. The material will open up your space without compromising privacy.
Create open space. Try to be as practically minimalist as possible when arranging your furniture. Leave walls bare save for a few treasured paintings or pictures. When arranging your furniture, keep in mind the traffic in the room, and arrange your furniture accordingly, to encourage a free flow of movement around your apartment.
With all the time and energy you’ve invested into your apartment, it is important to protect your nest. Many people are unsure what’s exactly covered when it comes to their condo or apartment. That’s where Byrnes Agency of Connecticut comes in. Whether you own your own condo or are renting an apartment, we have the expertise and resources to help you at every stage in your life. Contact us today for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.