Introducing Marisa Watts, a realtor specialist in luxury homes, with Visum Real Estate Group. In this guest post, Marisa shares her insights into space utilization for maximum resale.
Decorating a condo in Seattle can be a challenge when working with a small space. Condos can range from just 550 square feet to over 2,000. If you’re on the low end of square footage spectrum, the keep scale in mind when creating a beautiful living room.
Let’s pull from a couple of examples.
Living Room at 1521 2nd Avenue.
1. This beautiful living room in a condo at 1521 2nd Avenue. brings an element of simplicity while also playing off the excellent waterfront view. For one, the acrylic chairs at the table provide a feeling of additional space with a see-through effect. Mirrors can provide a comparable effect in a tight condo space.
The placement, size, and clean lines of the couches offer a modern look . Unlike the oh-so-typical “up-against the wall” effect, where furniture is placed against a wall and revolves around a television or fire place, this arrangement highlights the panoramic views and promotes conversation amongst guests. Faith created an excellent design of a penthouse living room in Madison Park, but the staging of this Seattle condo works as well.
Staged Living Room from 1521 2nd Ave
2. This is another Seattle condo from 1521 2nd Avenue. Unlike our previous example, this living room is staged with two relatively large couches. While the curved lines soften the sharp edges and detracts from the pillar, it also forgoes space and competes with the view.
However, this type of staging does provide a great forum to have several friends over and enjoy a bottle of wine over the Seattle nightlights.
Luxury Condo Living
3. This last condo in Seattle from 1521 2nd Avenue is a terrific example of an elegant condo living room. This living room creates the illusion of space by keeping scale in mind and showcases the waterfront view.
Unlike our previous example, this condo living room exudes understated luxury and allows for interaction between friends without eliminating precious space.
Keys to Creating That Perfect Living Room for Your Seattle Condo
Each of these condos for sale in Seattle had the benefit of an amazing waterfront or city view. For some, however, the view from your condo is limited to a wall or the side of a building. Nonetheless, here are a few important things to remember:
Furniture should be sleek and compliment the rest of your condo. In some cases, you’ll find great furniture that does not fit well within the space. For instance, people are drawn to a couch because of its color or fabrication. However, you should pick a couch based on design and then select fabrication for the couch.
This falls in line with the issue of downsizing as many condo owners have difficulty in letting go of old furniture. In the end, these owners find themselves with an cluttered living room with a collection of mismatching pieces.
As the old adage goes, ” A place for everything, and everything in its place”. Look for ways to use your furniture for multiple purposes. This will help create a more spacious and clean look.