Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Small Scale

Apartment living can be tough. The adjustment to a small space can take some time getting used to, and you might think that taking mom and dad up on their generous offer of the old sofa from the living room is a good idea for a few reasons.  It will save you money, yes. It might also help ease the adjustment of leaving home for good and venturing into your own place.  What you haven't thought about.... that old sofa most likely weighs more than you and your friends bargained for when you decided not to hire movers to help you move into that second story walk up. And lastly, that sofa is probably way too big for your studio apartment wherever it may be.

As we near graduation season, the job offers are becoming real and reality of the big bad college grad world is knocking at your door. If you are most likely going to find yourself in the situation of a small apartment, then listen up because this one is for you! 

Let's talk small scale furniture. It doesn't have to scream, I live in a dollhouse - But it can also be functional. It all depends on how you style it to fit the space and make it your own. Here are some of my favorite small scale furniture looks:
via DesignLoveFest | sofa cb2
via mom toob | Pinterest
via Better Homes and Gardens
via Plum Pretty Sugar
via hip hip gin gin | Pinterest

A few tips when shopping for small spaces; choose compact furniture. Skinny frames and leggy uphosltery pieces will make the room feel as if less space is taken up. Mixing light, bright and metal furniture will make the space feel open with less clutter. Stay away from sofa's and chairs with skirted bottoms that make pieces feel low to the ground and create the illusion of less floor space.

Love these looks and want to know more? Stay tuned for some shopping finds fit for a small scale apartment!

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