Urban style is a popular contemporary sub style that is particularly suited to apartment living because of its compact designs; clean, uncluttered lines; and trendy, cosmopolitan accents. Lines are crisp, wood finishes are typically dark brown or black with a smooth, low to high sheen. Furnishings are often “textured” with brushed metal highlights or accents made of glass or ceramic. It can have a modern minimalist feel while still appearing warm and approachable. Urban style furniture has a unique look and feel that grab’s your attention, while being, above all casual, comfortable and inviting.
The living room is where it all happens – kicking back in the recliner to see your favorite TV program or read a magazine; watching a Harry Potter movie marathon with the kids; or entertaining friends you haven’t seen for awhile. Because urban style furnishings are somewhat smaller in scale, they’ll be enough room for everything you will need to express yourself and revitalize your body and mind.
The Coaster Furniture Roma Black Leather Sectional with Ottoman has plenty of urban style. The lines of the sofa are clean and compact; the pillow backrest adds plush support; and the chaise type seating is comfort itself. Sectionals can work well in smaller sized rooms because they maximize floor space by using corners. Or if placed away from the wall, they will define one area from another in an open concept apartment or condo.
If a sectional doesn’t appeal to you, the Kathy Ireland Home by Omnia Furniture Leather Delmar Three Seat Leather Sofa (multiple finishes) has an understated chic that is emphasized by the gently rounded arms and tapered, metal legs.
An armchair, club chair or an accent chair offers a stylish yet comfortable place to sit, other than the sofa or couch. By grouping one or two armchairs or club chairs like the Klaussner Furniture Hero Chair around a focal point like a flat screen TV or an electric fireplace, you will create a cozy and casual place to hang out with family and friends.
The Homelegance Espresso Ottoman Coffee Table plugs into a hot decorating trend of using an ottoman as a coffee table. It also has that extra something much needed in apartment furniture – hidden storage, which makes this ottoman as multifunctional as it is smart looking.
The more compact design of the Jofran Miniature Rectangular Wood Top Cocktail Table is ideal for apartment or condominium living. The three different storage options (enclosed shelf, cubby and two drawers) make this coffee table a practical addition to any living room, family room or den.
“Solid” pieces of furniture in smaller spaces like an apartment can make a room feel cramped. However, the open design of the Southern Enterprises Contemporary Black Cocktail Table gives it a lighter, less solid appearance.
The way in which the Lexington Black Ice Flint Rectangular Coffee Table in Carbon Black pairs wood with metal is visually stunning. It has a sophisticated urban style that will make a living room’s décor “pop.”
Merging modern design principles with an upbeat, contemporary look, the Modus Hudson Solid Wood 72 Inch Media Console and Back Panel has an urban style that is adaptable. The frosted glass shelves are a great place to display collectibles while the satin nickel hardware and glass doors add to the overall stylish, finished appearance of this entertainment center.
The Winsome Linea Solid Wood TV Stand in Espresso has a simple design; lines are clean while its profile is uncomplicated. What gives it its urban style is the stand’s top, separated from the body of the cabinet by polished metal accents and door handles.
Urban style furniture is functional furniture that is beautiful to look at. While it has origins in contemporary design it goes one step further by being adaptable and flexible in specific urban environments. Choosing to decorate your apartment or condominium will give your home a contemporary urban flair that is unique to you.