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Decorating for Condo-Sized Living Spaces

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In today’s modernised times, there are an increasing amount of people choosing to flock from their country and suburban lifestyles to enjoy the fruits of the city limits. With more and more people opting to live in the smaller living quarters that city living entails, condos are on the rise, so to speak. In fact, the lifestyle of living in a condo is becoming so prevalent that it is even penetrating the typically space-loving suburban markets.

Due to this growing number of high-rises, there has been a rather recent push for innovative furniture designs that are accommodative to an increasingly limited amount of space. These original designs are lightweight, multitasking and often even have compacting abilities.

While futons are an age-old invention that are known for being a cheap hybrid of a bed and sofa, there are many quality versions of these pieces of home furniture that are being used in studios and loft spaces in the high-rises of virtually every major city in the world. These creations are technically not futons, as their folding nature is much more complex, innovative and overall different. This can be by a sleek and easy sliding motion, a bed that literally levitates up a wall to make room for a sofa, to a bed that is attached to the wall and folded up against it with the use of springs when extra space is necessary.

Several businesses cater to this compact space niche market alone, leaving you with the convenience of finding all your furniture in one single place. However, many of these niche businesses are geared towards buyers of high affluence and include elaborate construction methods that leave many people to reconsider the futon route.

Luckily for those of us not able to splurge on furniture, though, you don’t have to break the bank in order to live compactly. Even budget-friendly outlets such as Ikea are catering to this growing need for innovative compact living room furniture designs; the international company even dedicates an entire line towards the construction of livable small rooms. The creation of adult-sized loft beds is the easiest and therefore number one method of increasing space efficiency within small areas. Condo and close living space dwellers can make use of the benefits of a double-sized loft bed that leaves plenty of room underneath for an office or sofa without the frighteningly high price tag of a bed that levitates towards the ceiling at the push of a button.

If you do choose to go purchase a futon, though, there are entire stores dedicated to these multifunctional pieces of furniture. Though they are available for extremely budgets to cater to those living in dorm rooms and temporary living arrangements, believe it or not, they come in luxury models as well. Playing towards the condo dwelling market, an innumerable amount of companies offer futons that can serve as both a comfortable and lavish looking sofa in addition to a dreamy bed.

As you can see, modern day high-rise living is so much more innovative and considerably more comfortable than the days of the futon. Gone are the days of the “bachelor” stigma that follows those leaning towards more untraditionally small living arrangements, everyone and their dog is doing it! It is now easier than ever to live in a studio flat, with furniture allowing you to seamlessly transform your unique space from living room to bedroom with the bat of an eye.

Transform Your Child’s Bedroom into a Space Fit for a Teen

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If you’re a parent, I don’t have to tell you just how quickly children grow up. Right before your eyes, they go from innocent and sweet little toddlers to teenagers who are all of a sudden begging you for extended curfews and money to go to the mall in seemingly no time at all. Like the shoes and the clothes that your teenagers have grown out of time and time again, it is not long after that first plead for a curfew extension that they will grow tired of that Disney princess or dinosaur themed room.

If you are not keen on performing the often grueling task of a room makeover for each and every stage of their development, it’s a good idea to plan for a gradual transition early on in their life.

A cardinal rule to making a child’s room easily transitional from stage to stage is to keep the paint on the walls plain and neutral; this means resisting the urge for excessively bright colours, decals, quotes, drawings, or any other timely and obstructive permanent addition to the wall that you can think of.

Instead of the time consuming method of painting and repainting every sum odd years, to save yourself time and money, you can opt to keep the walls a neutral colour and decorate around them with home furniture, pictures and hanging art.

Home Furniture StairsThe latest trend in child and adolescent bedroom furniture are loft beds. When your child is small, they can use the space under the bed as a play area. Place a fun and decorative mat underneath the bed with a toy chest to the side. In the corner you can even place a bean bag or other variety of comfy chair for story-time. You can afford to purchase a quality loft bed because, as your child gets older, you can easily and gradually swap out items like the toy chest and mat in lieu of a desk and computer chair. The benefits of this style of bed are that its trendiness will be alluring to children and teenagers alike, as well as the fact that it is an incredibly innovative method in reducing wasted space in a bedroom.

Another option is to purchase a single bed with another pull out bed from underneath. As your children get older, they may wish for a bigger bed. With the option of an additional pull-out bed, teenagers have a fun space to host their friends when they come over for sleepovers. Although this will vary from case to case, going with this method may just save you from countless hours of a teenager bargaining for a larger sized bed.

The wall coverings you hang in your child’s room can easily be changed from cute pictures of rainbows and bunnies to life-sized posters of teenage heartthrobs and red ferraris in no time at all. You don’t even have to worry about leaving holes in the wall with nails, either. Companies such as 3M offer highly affordable products with the ability to hang even heavy objects without leaving the slightest trace of their existence upon removal.

With these few tips and tricks, you can hope to safe money and reduce the amount of time and effort spent painting and reinventing your child’s room over the years by swapping design elements at a steady pace.