Matt Blatt’s top 5 tips to ace apartment style – and enjoy luxe urban living

12 October 2017

Matt Blatt’s top 5 tips to ace apartment style – and enjoy luxe urban living

Urban living is all about location, modern amenities and fuss-free living. To make the most of your space, and minimise clutter, knowing how to select – and style – your furniture, artwork and accessories in an apartment-friendly way is key.

The Matt Blatt style team behind the new display suite at Infinity, Gungahlin’s groundbreaking new mixed-use development, has put together five top tips to help you ace apartment style…

 

Modern monochrome

If you’re not confident with colour, a monochrome colour palette – mixed with timber and glass – is a timeless combination for virtually any apartment interior. By choosing sofas, bar stools and dining chairs in black or charcoal, then accessorising with black-and-white patterned rugs, artwork and textured cushions, you’re keeping it simple, stylish and bang on-trend.

Interior styling secrets

Use rugs and different seating styles to designate zones in an open-plan living space. For instance, one rectangular rug can anchor a lounging area and coffee table, while a cow hide with a couple of easy chairs might signal a reading nook.

Pick pieces with an open base, or glass top, such as glass dining, coffee and console tables, and sofas and armchairs on legs rather than those with a solid base to make your apartment feel more airy and less cluttered.

If space is at a premium, try a cluster or nest of side tables in lieu of one bulkier piece, and consider modular seating arrangements to make the most of troublesome corners.

 

Multi-functional furniture

Clever furniture selection means you can get maximum value from every piece. Storage ottomans can keep extra throw rugs and magazines out of sight while doubling as a footrest, coffee table or impromptu additional seating.

Sofabeds are every apartment dweller’s best friend. Use one as the second sofa in the living area or pop a sofabed into a spare bedroom so you can use it as a study or media room whenever you don’t have guests.

To maximise storage space, seek entertainment units, console tables and sideboards and coffee tables with drawers and/or shelves to stash your bits and bobs out of sight without sacrificing style.

Beds with headboard or under-mattress storage are another smart selection.

Accessible art and accessories

Large artworks or prints create a fantastic focal point in a room – without taking up floor space.

Greenery is another popular pick, and with good reason. Plants, whether real or artificial – the faux foliage available now is phenomenal – make any space feel fresh, alive and lived-in. Whether you pick a hanging plant, a feature pot or a cluster of succulents in mini pots, remember that green needs to be seen.

 

Let there be light

Make the most of those large windows and fabulous high-rise apartment views by adding mirrors and using glass surfaces on tabletops to reflect and bounce light around the room, making it appear even larger than it is. Metallic accents – vases, lamps and more – are also fabulous to lighten and brighten any swish space.

The Terrace apartment is available to view by appointment on 1300 97 97 57.

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