There's just something euphoric about getting a first apartment or home. FINALLY you have a space to do anything you wish. Well... almost anything.
The problem is that for most of us, our first apartment, condo or home might be a bit snug, tight... s-m-a-l-l. But if you follow this blog regularly you already know that for true small space dwellers - like myself - size doesn't mean a thing.
Today we'll explore two design boards that well illustrate how to choose the right furnishings for your first apartment or home.
Please Note: I have NOT been compensated in any way from Cost Plus World Market in exchange for this article. I personally shop this store quite often and happen to think they sell some really cool stuff.
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As the title indicates, the items featured in these design boards are from Cost Plus World Market. If I had to describe this store to someone unfamiliar with it I would say that it's like an IKEA, Etsy and global food market all rolled into one. The product price, quality and authenticity are absolutely phenomenal.
In a later post I'll explore all the handcrafted accessories and global market foods at Cost Plus World Market. But for today let's take a look at the furnishings, many of which are perfect for small spaces.
Studio Apartment / Chick Cave Inspiration
1. Capiz Shell Pendant // 2. Studio Day Sofa // 3. Brown Dining Chair // 4. Cala Hammered Coffee Table (gold or silver) // 5. Printed Faux Cowhide Rug (gold or ivory) // 6 &7. Mix & Match Desk and Top // 8. Martina Aged Mirror Lamp // 9. Fiddle Leaf Fig (Target) // 10. Printed Curtain (available prints vary)
Notice how many of the furnishings featured above have multiple duties.
One Bedroom Apartment / "His and Hers" Inspiration
1. Wood and Brass Pendant Light // 2. Printed Curtain (available prints vary) // 3. Blue Nostalgia Area Rug // 4. Desk // 5. Fur Accent Chair // 6. Charcoal Gray L-shaped Sofa // 7. Copper Drum Table
The elements in this group are not as versatile as those in the previous layout, but they are nonetheless easy pieces that can grow with you. I love the gender neutral undertones in this layout. It has just right "his and hers" combination. And if you simply replaced selections #2 and #5 with items having a more masculine feel, this set up would be perfect for a young bachelor.
Of course, like in the first layout, the chair and desk can serve multiple duties in the same room. But any of these items can be used in a different part of a home should a purchaser decide to upgrade.
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Welcome to "my place". I'm Ola, a self-confessed décor addict and DIY think-tank. I love working with small spaces. Make yourself comfortable, and feel free to "shop" my ideas.
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