One of the things that I frequently hear when showing condominiums is "How is it going to fit furniture!?"
Downtown condominiums can sometimes be quite a bit smaller in the living space, but believe it or not, its easy (and can be much less costly) to furnish that small space comfortably.
I myself love decorating a design. Furniture shopping is my favourite hobby (much to my boyfriends despair). And I've found some fantastic spots in London to find the perfect furniture for your downtown dream space.
1. IKEA (obviously)
IKEA has a ton of space saving solutions and furniture to fit some pretty tight spaces. Not only is IKEA extremely affordable (perfect for the first time home buyer on a tight budget), but they also have a pick up point in London now, which makes the whole process much easier. You're now able to order online and have your items shipped to the pick up point for an extra 20$ (much more affordable than the delivery fee's they charge).
I've used the service quite a few times myself and love it!
Here's a few of my favourite condo sized pieces...
IKEA's Landskrona series is a mid century inspired collection of sofa's, sectionals, love seats and ottomans.
These pieces are the perfect fit for a smaller space and look amazing. The series starts at around $1050 (love seat) and goes up from there.
Similar to the Landskrona series (but a little easier on the wallet) The Karlstad sofa is the fabric covered alternative. The Karlstad is a 3 seater sofa priced at $599.
IKEA'S Vittsjo series has a range of modern sleek pieces from coffee tables to shelving. They can be easily classed up and they're extremely affordable ranging from $26.99-$158.99
The IKEA PS Cabinet is another affordable and versatile piece. At $129.00 this cabinet can be used for a range of things. It has cable holes for your media equipment for a nice tidy entertainment unit. It has a lock and keys for storing any valuables or as an interesting alternative to a traditional filing cabinet, and it makes a fantastic sideboard in a dining room for extra storage.
Structube, offers affordable modern furnishings much like IKEA.
Take this RENO Dining table for instance. Retailing at $769.00, this solid acacia wood dining table is modern with a touch of rustic. The chairs shown paired up with this table are from the EIFFEL collection. Retailing at $39.00 each, they compliment the RENO table beautifully with a modern minimalist touch.
Keeping with the mid-century modern style, the CINO bed frame has a clean retro vintage look, and it's not too bulky for a smaller condo bedroom. Retailing at $499.00, and paired with the matching night stands (at $119.00 each) you have a gorgeous setting to wake up to!
A few other spots I recommend Check ing out in London are;
487 Richmond St. London, Ontario, N6A 3E4
Modern Living London
600 Wharncliffe Rd. S, London Ontario, N6J 2M4
Austin & Taylor Home Furnishings Inc.
1350 Fanshawe Park Rd. W, London, Ontario N6G 5B1