Traditional Furniture Styles. Instead of focusing on ornately decorated furniture, choose simpler pieces that will beautifully blend your modern apartment and traditional decorating style. Combine clean lines with opulent fabrics to incorporate the best of both decorating worlds. Choosing smaller pieces will also help keep your apartment looking sleek and spacious. Accessorizing a sofa or loveseat with a few throw pillows or a comfortable throw is also a great way of combining comfort and style. Dark colored wood can help add a traditional look. However, by choosing pieces that feature simple lines instead of carved detailing, you’ll also add a sleek and stylish look.
If you are planning shelves for storage in your new bathroom, consider building shelves that are recessed into the wall. These shelves can be either framed with trim or left unframed. Or you can add doors to keep things on the shelves dust free. In a small bathroom, doors with glass or frosted glass doors will make the room appear more spacious than solid wood doors (and frosting creates enough blurring that you don’t need to be quite as neat). You can use the shelves strictly for storage or you can mix storage and display of decorative items. If you cannot or do not want to build recessed shelves, you might consider installing glass shelves. Because they are clear and reflect light, they do not make the room look smaller, as wood shelves might do.