Decorating a Ground Floor Apartment
Whilst a top floor penthouse apartment, with views over the city, space and privacy, may be the pinnacle of urban living, many of us have to settle for something a little more mundane. But fear not, because with a little work and creativity the most humble of abodes can be made to look and feel fantastic. So, it is with this in mind that we seek to offer some advice and tips for decorating a ground floor apartment.
Shutting the Rest of the World out
Having spent a busy day interacting with others, sometimes it is nice to get home and shut the rest of the world out. Indeed, living in a ground floor apartment means carefully considering how you will protect your privacy whilst retaining light and when you want them, the views of the outside.
Venetian blinds are one stylish option, however, roller blinds, shutters and of course some cool curtains all offer ways to dress your windows and to filter the amount of light that enters the space.
Floors Walls and Ceilings
What you do with your floors, walls and ceilings will depend, to a large degree, on the size and style of the apartment. For instance, exposed bricks with contrasting plastered walls, that are just painted, look great in industrial loft style apartments. Alternatively, if you find yourself in a converted Victorian house then one wall accented with patterned wallpaper maybe more appropriate.
When it comes to ceilings, keep it simple, no wallpaper, just crisp white paint will help reflect light, it’s clean and stylish. Wooden or laminate floors are desirable, but carefully selected rugs are paramount for warmth, comfort and colour.
Choosing what furniture to put into a ground floor apartment is one of the ways you can begin to put a personal stamp on the place, but there are also some practical considerations. For example, a cool couch is a must, but what size? It can often work best if you go large when it comes to a sofa – as opposed to two smaller ones or an additional armchair that take up far more space.
Another must is a table at which you can eat, work or entertain. Here, think size and versatility – how often do you throw dinner parties for more than four guests? A small table that can be moved around and serve a variety of purposes is perhaps the way to go.
Complete the interior by choosing some paintings, photographs and even sculptures that will make the place look more interesting and inspire you each and every day that you spend there.
Decorating a ground floor apartment is just the same as decorating any other space – it involves a combination of practicality, creativity and personality. Use these three things wisely and you can’t go wrong.