Furnishing an apartment, or any space for that matter, requires time. Transforming your New York apartment from a place that you merely come home to everyday to a real home that reflects your personal taste and style doesn’t happen overnight. Interiors are typically a collection of various furniture and things that you have acquired throughout the years and while you can buy the big pieces in sets or as part of a cohesive design plan, it usually takes time to realize your personal vision of interior design. It also requires money to furnish an apartment and while beautiful interiors don’t necessarily have to cost you an arm and a leg, you’ll still have to dedicate a certain amount of money into furnishing your home. If you’re still in the process of furnishing your apartment, you might find the following tips useful:
Seek Out Your Personal Style
While a lot of inspiration in interior design is drawn from showrooms, magazines, and designer vision, it’s always better to stick to your own personal style. Achieving a balance between what you personally love and what you admire from other’s people’s designs is important to create a home that is truly yours. You can always mix and match pieces but make sure that you also incorporate you personal style.
Always Think of the Long-Term
Many apartment owners fall into the habit of getting temporary solutions for their furniture needs. The problem with purchasing cheap quality furniture or disposable furniture is that you’ll have to replace them eventually and they’ll either break before you get a chance to or they’ll stick around for longer and you’ll end up with more clutter than you need. It’s better to furnish your New York apartment little by little than to purchase temporary furniture pieces that will most likely end up costing you more in the long run.
Look for Bargains
Whether it’s online or at a thrift or vintage store, there are furniture bargains waiting to be found all over the city. Purchase an old couch or a coffee table and refurbish it or reupholster it to give it new life. Vintage furniture will give your New York apartment more character; just update its style by mixing it with modern pieces.
While furnishing your entire apartment might seem stressful, it can actually be fun and hassle-free if you know what you need and what you want.