Tag Archives: Ikea

Creative Apartments: Round Rugs

Love the creative interest a circular plush carpet can make in a room…found this room at Apartment Therapy.

Green circular rugs from Ikea.

Vista beige shag rug found at The Rugs Collection.

Dhara Tufted Wool Round Rug in floral green found at Bizrate.

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Consider the Ottoman Coffee Table….

Your new apartment space is almost complete…furniture is in place….but there’s a big hole in the center of your living room…great place to exercise, but after that, you’ll need something decorative and functional for in front of the the sofa…why not consider an ottoman coffee table? This room above we found at Ikea, who specializes in furnishing cool progressive apartment spaces. We like this comfy setting, and the pretty ottoman sets it off.  Use the ottoman for serving snacks and drinks on trays (you’ll need the tray because of the soft surface). When you’re done, remove goodies and pop up your feet for some great TV viewing.  Here are some other cool finds to spark your interest in an ottoman coffee table.

Louis Ottoman by Habersham Home.

Gervasoni Otto ottoman coffee table at Open Room Furniture.com.

And my favorite for last….not exactly a piece to throw into the middle of a room, but then….Orb Contemporary chair and ottoman, Pure Contemporary.

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Artistic Transformations – Chandeliers

I’ve found that even the smallest spaced apartment is not unworthy of a bit of  artistic transformation, and one can do this by simply hanging a fun chandelier over the dining room or living room.  They add a great highlight, and, like these two examples from Italy Design, can become great conversation pieces.

This inexpensive candle chandelier from Ikea holds 10 candles. No electric wiring required! and it’s only around $30.

One the more traditional side, this Portfolio 4-light Bronze chandelier can be found at Lowes for under $200. We love the Tiffany glass style.

But if your heart is more eccentric, perhaps you’d like this…

the Chrome Light Stellar Chandelier from Lighting Universe.  Pricey, but stellar!