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Create the Perfect Apartment for the Modern Urbanite

With modern urban living comes a small apartment dwelling. We’ve got some tips on how to create the perfect apartment for the modern urbanite. Keep reading to find out how to maximize your modern urban living.

Play Double-Duty

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You and Me Ping Pong Table from RS Barcelona

Modern urban living calls for a playful side. So to keep things practical, opt for fun pieces that play double-duty, like this dining/pingpong table hybrid from RS Barcelona. It easily transforms from a minimal looking dining room table to a modern ping pong table, taking you from a dinnertime to playtime in a matter of seconds.

Maximize Functionality

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Edith Credenza from Ali Sandifer Studio

The more functional the better. So whether that’s utilizing a sideboard as a tv-stand, a place to store your odds and ends, and even as a room divider, grab pieces that are going to maximize functionality. Another great idea? Take a modern bench, like the V Soft Upholstered Bench and use it as seating at the dinner table and extra seating in front of the television.

Try a New Angle

LEM Triangle Dining Table from Saloom Furniture Modern Uban Living | YLiving
LEM Triangle Dining Table from Saloom Furniture

Give your space a fresh feel by opting for a more angular dining room table, like the LEM Triangle Dining Table. It’s steel legs give the table an urban industrial feel, while the rounded corners of the triangular table top balances the sharp angular lines harshness. Not only will it add a unique style to your space, but it will also save on precious space.

Embrace the Offbeat

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T-Chair from Mogg

Add in pieces that bring a youthful essence to your space, like the T-Chair from Mogg. It’s fun t-shirt seat back design is an eye-catching composition. Not to mention it’s brightly colored finishes offer a playful pop around a dining room table.

Let Creativity Flow

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Cork Mosaic Sideboard – Forest from Iannone Design

Bring interest into your urban dwelling with pieces that have an artful flare. The Cork Mosaic Sideboard – Forest adds an understated piece of cool mod nature graphic.

Accessorize Smartly

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Winebowl Bottle Holder, Set of 2 from Mogg

Modern urban living has little room for excess, so when it comes to accessorizing, opt for something that won’t just collect dust. The, for example, smartly incorporates a modest wine collection into a modern sculpture.

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Rachel Kemp

Rachel Kemp

Rachel is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long career in merchandising and is thrilled to finally be working through a channel that supports her passion for modern design. As a mother of two toddlers, she is practical, design driven in her decisions with furnishing her home and tempted daily with the endless options of home upgrades.

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