Design Ideas to Make Your Vancouver Condo Feel Luxurious


Living in Vancouver can be an absolute dream if you can afford it. It offers the best city living, mountain views, natural amenities, and some of the best food in Canada. It’s a young professional’s dream, but it has some downsides.

Unless you managed to enter the property market decades ago, most of Vancouver’s single-family houses, such as the iconic Vancouver Special, have become prohibitively expensive for most young people to buy or rent.

Most young professionals are far more likely to be in the market for Vancouver condos for rent. While condos can be chic and modern places, they come with their own challenges, such as space constraints and odd layouts.


These design ideas should help you transform your Vancouver home to make it feel like the luxury condo people are always saying it is.

1. What to Do With That Long Hallway

As developers try to cram more and more onto their floorplates, the result can be some pretty wonky floor plans. If your condo has been blessed with one of those long, useless hallways, it can be a struggle to figure out what to do with it. Try these hallway decoration ideas to give your hallway some purpose or at least make it look pretty:

● Create a gallery wall to display all of your favourite prints, posters, and art.

● Style a bench where you can sit down to lace up your shoes or pry off those winter boots.

● Get a neon sign as an alternative to art. This trend has been around in restaurants for several   years, and it’s starting to enter home décor.


2. Design Your Seating Plan

With most condos offering an open-concept design, your seating plan can make or break your space. Try complementing the sofa with a couple of facing chairs. Placing your sofa by a window will give your seating space a bright, airy feel that will make your whole place open up. The chairs facing the sofa are more permeable than a second sofa so that you’re not cutting off the dining room or kitchen on the other side of the open floor plan.

3. Get Round Tables

A round coffee table can be just the thing for a tight living room situation. A long, rectangular coffee table can be awkward to move around, and it will take up more floor space than you really have to spare. A circular coffee table will be easier to navigate around, and you’ll have fewer sharp corners that you risk bumping into.

4. Get Innovative with Storage

When space is limited, the best thing you can do to keep your condo from getting cluttered and feeling overcrowded is to get innovative with storage. Make the most of vertical space using cabinets, overhead storage, and under-the-bed storage. In the kitchen, try hooks for hanging pots and pans or nook shelves for stashing essentials.

5. Create a Breakfast Nook

One of the best things you can do for your mental health is create a space where you can enjoy the sunlight filtering into your condo. A breakfast nook is a great way to maximize the space you have by a window without overwhelming the whole space.

Smart design choices can help you love your condo more. Don’t be afraid to spend a bit extra on making your home feel spacious and joyful.

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