Designing an apartment can be a great investment. Usually when designing an apartment you are working with a limited amount of space which not only makes space planning easy but also affordable.
Designing your apartment can be a great investment for a multiple of reasons. Ultimately you are going to be living in the space and want to make it feel like home. That being said, an apartment is also a place you may eventually move out of. So what are some ways to make your apartment feel unique without making drastic changes? A good idea is to purchase neutral furniture. If your furniture is neutral you will be able to invest money into your furnishings without the fear of not being able to use them in a future space. You are then able to accent the apartment with smaller items such as artwork, pillows and accessories to add bold pops of color. Another option is to paint your walls. Paint can have a dramatic effect on a room and can always be changed back if need be.
When furnishing your apartment it is important to keep space in mind. Usually apartments are smaller so it is necessary to keep furnishings functional but also to a minimum so that the space does not look overcrowded. Clean line furniture will help the space look more minimalistic which in turn makes the space look bigger. You will want to select pieces that do not feel or look heavy. A great idea is to purchase a pull out sofa so there is more room for guests.
If you are considering renovating an apartment, select flooring that can work throughout the entire space. If the flooring in your space is consistent it will allow the space to look larger and each room will flow into the other. A great option for this would be a porcelain tile, or wood looking tile, so that it can be used in the main living areas as well as the bathrooms.
When designing your apartment it is a good idea to invest money into the big pieces such as your sofa, bed, dining table and then choose accessories and paint colors that can complement these bigger items.