The average American moves 12 times, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means the furniture you purchase for your first apartment needs to work in 12 different floor plans. While some furnishings will need to be replaced over the years, there are pieces that can move and grow along with you, serving a variety of purposes. Here are five pieces of furniture for your first apartment that are versatile in scale, classic in design and timeless in appeal.
If your apartment living room is small on space, choose a loveseat or settee instead of a sofa, and combine it with accent chairs. Loveseats are highly versatile, and can later be used at the foot of your bed or in a quaint kitchen nook. Choose a neutral color and shapely design to bring a sense of drama to your décor.
A Pair of Chairs
A pair of accent chairs looks sleek and provides more seating for guests without taking up too much floor space in your living room. They’re the perfect furniture for your first apartment, and later you can use them together or separate in a master suite, foyer or dining room. Choose a design with a timeless shape, such as Mid-Century Modern chairs.
Rugs are like artwork for your floor, anchoring a room and setting the tone. Add a rug to your apartment living room, and choose a timeless design that will grow with you. You can later use it to add pattern in the foyer, dining room or bedroom.
A Chest of Drawers
A small dresser is a great solution for a small apartment bedroom, and it can be useful later in virtually any room of your home. Use one as a bedside table, a tabletop in a foyer, or as a dining room buffet. Choosing a classic color, such as white, helps it blend with any décor and a unique design adds personality to its purpose.
A Statement Mirror
Mirrors are the perfect piece of art for your living room. Not only are they beautiful; they add a reflective quality to your small space. Later move the mirror to a foyer, bedroom or dining room. A mirror looks great in every room in your home.
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