Knowing how to make your apartment feel light and spacious can be tricky, particularly when renting – you want to personalise but be practical. Our latest showhome is the gorgeous Alder apartment in the Holyoake Road development, and we’re here to help you get that top quality feel without breaking the bank (or losing your deposit!).
Furnishing partners Karis & Kale Interiors have once again showcased just how much you can fit into an apartment living room, without making it feel cramped or dark. Selecting furniture that is both functional and stylish is the trick – tables made from glass or Perspex give you the practical surfaces you need without filling the space with bulky or heavy materials.
A clever combination of colours and textures help to create a cosy and a relaxing space. Minimalist lighting offers a great ambiance with little impact on your floorspace, and mirrors help to make your room feel bigger, bouncing the light around and enhancing the effect. Downloadable artwork gives your apartment a chic, artistic feel for just a few pounds, and can easily add colour to your walls.
Mixed textiles of rugs, curtains and blankets keep rooms feeling warm and inviting, and are a great way of bringing colour in to a room. With the Alder, we’ve kept to neutral grey tones, but you can have a throw in a rainbow of colours depending on your mood. It’s a great way to transform a space with the seasons or your tastes without making drastic changes.
Here’s our list of furnishings, so you can create your own catalogue-worthy space in any of our apartments.
- Sanella Grey Green Curtains from Ikea - £40.00
- Slumber Rug 160cm x 230cm in Ivory from Dunelm - £129.00
- Mendini 3 Seater Sofa from Made – usually £699.00
- Camden Tripod Floor Lamp from Iconic Lights - £30.00
- Large Round Wave Mirror from Exclusive Mirrors – usually £274.43
- Glass Dining Table & 4 Chairs from Furniture Choice - £349.99
- Glass Coffee Table from Wayfair - £98.99
- Textured Hand Knit Grey Throw from H&M -£49.99
- Malwa TV Stand from Wayfair - £98.99
- Cactus Cushion Cover from etsy - £18.95
- Sanella Grey Green Cushion Cover from Ikea - £6.00
- Printable Watercolour from etsy - £6.93 (excluding frame)
- Glass Side Table from Housing Units – usually £59.00
- Cross Table Lamp from Discount Home Lighting - £37.99