If you are a first time condo buyer, after you sign on the dotted line, the next exciting task is furnishing your new home. Furnishing your condo does not need to break the bank, and you can choose any aesthetic you desire. Here are a few Appleby Gardens tips for first-time condo furnishers:

Know your design vision

Selecting a decor theme for your condo allows you to figure out exactly what you want your condo to say about you. Do you want it to be modern so that it matches those perfect marble countertops you fell in love with? If so, glass tables, sleek black chairs and a black and white motif might be what you are looking for. Maybe you’d prefer to have a more colorful, relaxed approach, in which buying a sectional instead of a sofa would be a good option.

Size Matters

You don’t want to clutter your new condo. Furniture shopping can be tricky if you don’t have the proper measurements of the space you are working with. It wouldn’t be too great to buy an amazing sofa only to find out it takes away half the entrance way. So, when measuring the space you want to fill, be sure to take the measurements from every side and subtract each by about 2 inches. You don’t want your furniture right against the walls. The kitchen is probably the most important room to measure. Having a kitchen table set too big for the space, will make it hard to move around with hot dishes.

Be Realistic

Set a realistic budget for your furniture purchases and stick to it. Always remember that in a small space, you need to sort through the things you want versus the things you need. Making sure that you have furniture pieces that can double as other pieces is beneficial when trying to furnish a condo. For example, you could have a beautiful black leather ottoman that opens up to provide some ideal storage.

These are just a few things you can do when you are looking to buy furniture for your very first condo. Being a first time buyer is an exciting time in your life, as it signals the beginning of a new chapter- owning your first condo! At Appleby Gardens, the sleek modern design and layout of each suite is conducive to adding your own design flair. With stylish finishes that easily pair with any aesthetic, furnishing your condo will be an exciting venture that makes your condo your home.Our interior design experts at Appleby Gardens are ready to guide you through the process. If you’re looking for new condominiums for sale in Burlington, contact us today by calling 1-877-885-0284, or schedule a showing using our online form.