Abbeville ApartmentsScandinavian Dining Room, London
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Turn your backA sofa placed perpendicular to the length of a long room will act as a strong divider, marking clearly the living area from the kitchen and dining zones. Where space permits, the effect can be enhanced by the addition of a bookcase the same width and height as the sofa running along its back. This arrangement has the added benefit of allowing you to relax on the sofa with your back to the cooking and eating areas (for those times when you just want to leave the washing-up till later). A conversational grouping of seating, as well as a large rug underfoot and careful lighting overhead, will create a clear ‘room within a room’ in an open-plan space.
Embrace the communityIf you’re a people person, you’ll love living in an apartment. While some might prefer to have more space around them, others will revel in the close proximity to their neighbours. By nurturing relationships, you can build a lovely community within your block. Maintain a good rapport with your neighbours by keeping noise to a minimum, tidying communal areas, and doing anything else that makes life easy for fellow residents.