Condo Decor – With the rise of condo living, one of the biggest issues we are seeing homeowners faced with is finding a sensible way to decorate their space. We know that it can feel like a balancing act when you’re working with such a small space. Consequently, it can feel almost like you need the perfect combination to really get it right. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when decorating your condo and considering the impact of harmonious space.

DON’T FURNISH WITH OVERSIZED CONDO DECOR PIECES

That vintage leather smoking chair might seem like a good idea at the time but can end up taking too much valuable floor space. I always tell homeowners to steer clear of overstuffed furniture and purely decorative pieces when working with limited square footage. With smaller living spaces an upward trend in today’s lifestyles, you can still find fabulous furniture to fit small cozy dwellings. That way, you don’t have to sacrifice on style or space.

DO STICK TO SLEEK CONDO DECOR PIECES

You want to maximize the space you have and keep clutter to a minimum. We recommend choosing your fundamental pieces to have sleek arms and backings. Think minimalist and clean lines, which translate into less bulk. Also, bonus points for multi-use furnishings. We love ottomans with storage, lift-top tables with blanket space and beds with drawers. They can be both functional and elegant.

DON’T GO CRAZY WITH PATTERNS

Loud prints and bold colors can make a small space actually seem more restrictive. Patterns are best reserved as elements placed few and far between. Throw pillows and art prints can be a great way to add character and definition to a room.

DO KEEP THINGS LIGHT AND AIRY

We mean this in the genuine sense of the word. Think ghost chairs at your breakfast nook, glass-topped tables in the living room and crystalline pendants over the bar. This helps create the illusion of a larger space. The fewer shadows your space casts, the brighter it will look and feel. – Tina Marie Singh, www.lionsgatedesign.ca

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