Reclaimed and Redecorated: Finding Unique Apartment Furnishings

We all know that living in an apartment—especially a small one—can present some decorating challenges. Luckily, there are a few decorating essentials you can follow to make your new apartment truly feel like home while reflecting your personality:

  • Don’t feel stuck with a neutral flooring finish or carpet. Cover the existing flooring with a chic rug that matches your other decor. Match the size of the rug to the size of the room!
  • Make the most of your kitchen space by using a metal shelving unit as extra kitchen storage. Not only will this extra space be useful, but it also adds a decorative touch to your home.
  • Using a mirror is a great way to make a room feel bigger. Having one in your living room or bedroom will help reflect natural light and give a nice feeling of openness.
  • Speaking of light, good lighting is key to make a space feel clean and elegant. Light up any dark corners with cool lamps to place on nightstands and side tables, and liven up full rooms with floor lamps.
  • Get a large bookcase to store all those extra little things that can’t find a place to live. Decorate it with baskets, bins, or even drawers, and use them to put away all those office supplies and books to declutter your space.
  • Decorating a sofa or bed with patterned and colorful throw pillows is a trick that works wonders to make your apartment feel trendy and modern.
  • For a unique twist, mix traditional items with modern elements. This combination will bring an unexpected touch to your home and make it truly memorable for your guests.

If you are looking for some places to shop for unique furniture, art, and decorative pieces for your apartment, take a look at these hidden gems in Philly:

  • Jinxed: Art-based t-shirt company and vintage furniture and housewares store with 5 locations throughout the city
  • Cella Luxuria: Mom-and-pop style furniture and design business in Center City
  • Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse: Leading supplier of professionally restored American Mid-Century and Scandinavian furniture in North Philly
  • Mode Moderne: Vintage furniture store in Old City
  • Impact Imports: Antique furniture store in Old City

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