You’ve moved into your new condo, and it’s a perfect fit…for you, but perhaps not for your furniture. Making the most of your living space can be challenging, but there are shops and resources to help you maximize your condo’s floor plan. Multifunctional pieces, small-scale items, and smart storage options allow you to use space effectively, without sacrificing style. Think up, not out, and play with lighter tones to give even the most cramped space a more open feel. When it comes to furniture, one size does not fit all- keep these cues in mind when updating your small space for optimum function, area, and style. Multifunctional and convertible pieces add value to your space. An ottoman that doubles as storage space can also be used for additional seating or, with a wooden tray, becomes an end table. A drop-front chest can transform from a storage space to a workspace to an entertainment piece.
The Best of Shopping Locally in Humber Bay
Furniture designers now make beautiful small-scale sofas that offer ample space without taking up a lot of room. Some of these feature slim track arms, with the same width as other sofas, but offer more seating space than a sofa traditional arms. Lighter colors help to create a more airy and open look. Use neutral colors for walls and larger furniture pieces, and then brighten your condo with colorful accents. Furnishing your condo in your own unique style can be fun and gratifying, especially with the help of some of the shops and stores in and nearby the Lakeshore/Park Lawn neighborhood.
Shops Close By
CasaLife specializes in classic loft-style furniture: stylish storage ottomans, leather chairs and innovative dining tables that add elegance to your condo or loft space. CasaLife’s creations can be pricey, but you’ll find solidly built furniture that’s customizable and stands out from the rest.
Furniture Toronto on Kipling Avenue in Etobicoke features one of the largest contemporary furniture lines in Canada. They carry top European designed and crafted furniture at an affordable price.
Urban Barn is located on North Queen Street in Etobicoke. They specialize in contemporary furniture, home décor, and accessories that will fit nicely in your condo space. Urban Barn’s wood-and-metal aesthetic and its bright upholstery prints, is a great way to warm up a glass or concrete space.
La Vie Modern Furniture, on Trinity Drive in Mississauga, features furniture designed especially for the condo market. Their understanding of limited space means their collection of sofas, couches and sectionals utilize the best in storage, built-ins, and multi-functional.
Farther Away, But Worth the Drive
Design Republic’s watchword is “Furniture for the People” and their collection reflects that. Edgy modern sofas, design classics, industrial pieces and vintage furniture—you’ll find a good selection of condo-conscious pieces here. Their Queen West showroom is worth the drive to Toronto.
Small Space + on Alliance Avenue in Toronto specializes in functional, quality and price conscious pieces that are visually appealing. Their mission is to rethink furnishing possibilities in order to help you reclaim space you might not have known you had. Their buyers cater to small space living with an emphasis on innovative and up-to-date condo living.
Expand Furniture’s only brick and mortar store is in Vancouver, but their online store is extensive and Lakeshore/Park Lawn is within their service area. Their Toronto space saving furniture is well built and features some ingenious designs. A transforming coffee table pulls out to double as a dining table or workspace. Their wall bed with sofa takes two of your largest pieces of furniture and creates a combination where the wall bed drops down to cover the sofa at night and pushes back in the wall to reveal your sofa during the day.