Getting Pied-A-Terre Furniture: Our Tips For Your Urban Getaway

Design Space - 11/08/2022

A Pied-A-Terre is the perfect place to escape for a weekend in the city! The French phrase translates to “a foot on the ground” and describes a small apartment serving as an urban getaway.

You picked this location and this space to tap into who you are, reflect your personal style, and be a retreat that feels like home. Stylish, comfortable, luxurious, and polished, getting the right pied-a-terre furniture makes it a place worth escaping to. 

Here are our pied-a-terre ideas to inspire your perfect escape: 

  1. Be intentional about your approach
Inhabitr_Be intentional about your approach

Put thought into what you like. Do you like classy glass or metal accents? Do you resonate with a boho-chic palette or clean,  modern woods and stones? How much furniture do you want in your space? Where is the light and when is it best? Being intentional about your overall design style or color palette will help you create a cohesive look that reflects your personality.

Inhabitr Tip: Use Pinterest to begin to capture these preferences through inspirational imagery.

  1. Get furniture pieces with functionality in mind
Inhabitr_Get furniture with functionality in mind

Do you intend to host friends often? Consider an entertainment center or stylish dining table to create beautiful memories over shared meals. Do you use your pied-a-terre to find focused time for work? An ergonomic desk or naturally-lit reading nook are sure to inspire your next novel or funding pitch. Get furniture pieces that correspond to your intent. 

Inhabitr Tip: You might only have space for a select number of pieces, so approaching your furniture selection process through the lens of how you want to use the space will help you make the best decisions for the best outcome.

  1. Get multipurpose furniture
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Multipurpose furniture can be incredibly useful in moderately sized spaces. The perfect sofa for a pied-a-terre is one that easily converts into a bed to add extra space for added guests.

Ottomans, benches, and stools that provide both storage and seating can allow the space to feel less cluttered. Multifunctional pieces allow you to get the most from your furniture while reflecting your style. 

Inhabitr Tip: Pick furniture that is low to the ground and shows a little leg. When light and the eye can see between, above, and through furniture it creates the illusion of more space. 

  1. Storage pieces will help you more than you think
Inhabitr_Storage furniture will help you more than you think

We’re talking wall-mounted shelves, cabinets, console tables, and dressers. Furniture that helps you with storage and organization can help you keep your space clutter-free and neat. 

Inhabitr Tip: Go vertical with your storage! Using wall space and accenting with decor pieces to bring style while opening floor space. 

  1. Go small, but go bold
Inhabitr_Go small but go bold

Being economical with how you use your space doesn’t mean that you need to be minimalist, sparse, or dull. In fact, with just a few cleverly-placed luxury furniture pieces, you could have a gorgeous setup in no time.

Inhabitr Tip: Don’t shy from vibrantly colored pieces or from materials like glass or metal. As long as you have a cohesive idea of the look you want, you can choose to be brazen about your choices.

  1. Consider renting furniture
Inhabitr_Consider renting furniture

We at Inhabitr believe in living life flexibly. Rental furniture is a useful solution when you have a space you’ll be using only temporarily or when you want to try out a few different pieces and styles. 

Renting furniture is hassle-free since we take care of delivery, assembly, setup, and pickup. You can also swap pieces of furniture when you want to switch up your look. Check out our living room sets and bedroom sets!

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