Summer is the time for fun, relaxing at the beach, enjoying the company of friends, taking long walks just enjoying the outdoors. As fall approaches it signals a change for a lot of us. For someone it is the start of school. For others it is the start of college or perhaps a new job. Whatever the reason, you are moving into a brand new apartment and looking at a lot of empty rooms wondering how to fill them.
Contemporary furniture fits the bill so nicely. With versatile colors and patterns, color coordinating is a snap. Look to modern furniture to offer flexibility in function and form. Modern sofas can do double duty as a sleeping area for overnight guests. Book cases and storage units can provide a great place for watching TV, storing books and even room left over for a shirt or two. The best way to approach furnishing your new apartment is to start with the room that is almost continuously used, the living room.
In keeping with what it is named, the living room is just that, the living room. This is where we kick back our shoes and relax, entertain family and friends, watch TV, read a good book and for many of us, sneak in a home office as well. This space should be as functional as it is fun to be in.
Start with the most important, the sofa. A well made modern sofa will provide the first real piece of furniture for this room and if chosen correctly for both style and quality of construction, should last for many years to come. The next pieces to include are armchairs and/or a loveseat. This provides for easy conversation. Look for contemporary styled pieces that allow flexibility of use as well as timeless modern style. A chair that is equally at home in a living room grouping and can also be used as an extra chair at the dining room table is invaluable. Since most apartments are limited in space, look for this multi-use of the modern furniture pieces that you buy.
Once you have comfortable seating, add some highly functional coffee and side tables. These can include drawers and spaces for storage. Look to a multi-purpose modern storage unit that can contain and provide easy access to the “stuff” of your life. Doors that are opaque provide the best bang for the buck as it allows storage without having to fuss to organize it all the time. Now you are ready to start enjoying your new apartment with today’s contemporary living room furniture.