Comfy Apartment Sofas We Love

A well-worn couch or sofa is a living room staple for many new apartment homes.  Best of all, new couches these days are made to have that perfectly-broken-in-comfort that is so desirable.  So, for those in Arcadia Run on the hunt for their next living room oasis, check out these sofas we absolutely love – having a cozy nook to curl into is even better on a wintry day!

Macy’s Kenton Fabric Loveseat

If you’re searching for the same sofa-level comfort in a smaller package, then this loveseat from Macy’s is your ideal fit! All the coziness in a smaller frame – what’s not to love?


Ikea’s Karlstad Loveseat & Chaise Lounge

Ikea is known for its affordable furniture, and their couches and sofas are no exception.  We’re in love with this loveseat/chaise combo that begs to be cuddled on.  We might never get back up!


Crate&Barrel’s Cullen Apartment Sofa

You’ll love this luxury sofa made especially for apartment living.  With deep seats and plush cushions, this couch will quickly become your favorite spot in the whole apartment. Add throw pillows and blankets for even more coziness!


Pottery Barn’s York Slope Arm Sofa with Chaise Sectional

We simply cannot praise this sofa set-up enough.  Deeply cushioned, Pottery Barn promises “unrivaled comfort” in one of their highest-rated pieces. Upping the ante is the chaise sectional, offering more room and comfort!


Restoration Hardware’s 5’ Belgian Classic Roll Arm Sofa

This chic and insanely comfortable sofa is the ideal size for many renters. The deep profile is prime for curling up with a good book or the latest Netflix series, and the huge selection of slipcovers makes it easy to match with your existing décor.


Do you have a living room set-up that you want the world to know about?  Share with us on Facebook – we’d love to see how our tenants make their new apartment homes at Arcadia Run uniquely theirs!


Keeping Your “Apartment Resolutions” in 2015

Along with the other resolutions we set for ourselves, like hitting the gym more often or focusing on our careers, why not also make 2015 the year you find the perfect apartment?

The ideal apartment should fit your lifestyle and provide all you’re looking for in one community – you deserve nothing less in 2015!  Here are a few “apartment resolutions” to keep in mind when searching for your best apartment yet:

Upgraded Features & Finishes

Think luxury! With newer apartment complexes offering quality apartment homes at reasonable price points, it’s more attainable than ever to live somewhere with luxury features and stunning finishes.  When renting, life is only made easier with upgraded kitchen appliances, easy-to-clean surfaces, and bright floor plans with natural lighting.

At Arcadia Run, tenants will find all this and more.  Granite countertops, luxury “hardwood” flooring, upgraded appliances, extended windows, Shaw carpeting and intuitive designs are all part of living in an Arcadia Run luxury apartment!

Community Fun

Anyone can live in a ho-hum community, but why should you?  At Arcadia Run, we’re dedicated to providing our residents with an apartment community that complements their active lifestyles.  This year, we have plans for a new clubhouse featuring a fitness center, swimming pool and residents’ lounge.  This exclusive amenity, along with our walking/jogging trails, playground and ball courts makes for a buzzing apartment community that is so much fun to be part of.

Not to mention, Arcadia Run also hosts several community events throughout the year – giving residents a good excuse to mix and mingle with their newest neighbors (as if they needed one!)

Unbeatable Location

And lastly, the location of your future apartment carries significant weight for many renters.  Most of us want to live in a city or town that has its own character, is close to our work, and provides endless things to do.  Manassas, Virginia, home to Arcadia Run, can deliver just that!  With charming, historical qualities and several major employers, Manassas is an incredible mix of small town ideals and big city opportunities.  Nearby Washington D.C. only provides more venues for employment, exploration and entertainment.

If you want to fulfill your apartment resolutions in 2015, look no further than Arcadia Run!  Phase 2 is now open and leasing, adding to our diverse selection of apartments available.  Have it all and more with Arcadia Run!

Making the Most of Your Apartment Space

When you think of apartment living, you may think of cramped quarters with barely enough room to walk – but fortunately for our Arcadia Run residents, our spacious apartments offer ample room for comfortable living. Even so, you wouldn’t decorate or stage any apartment in the same way you would a single-family home, as there’s typically less space in an apartment. If you’ve found yourself stumped on the best way to maximize your apartment space, follow the tips below!:

· Look for multi-functional furniture: For example, an ottoman that also serves as storage, or a table that doubles as a desk and a dining room table. Eliminating excess furniture from your apartment means a less cluttered, more open feel.

· Shelves, shelves, shelves: Shelves are a great way to make the most an area without taking up floor space, and they’re not just for the living area. Placing shelving on kitchen and bathroom walls gives extra storage space and makes for less cluttered counters. You can even opt for shelving above your bed, in lieu of a headboard, for extra storage in the bedroom, eliminating the need for a nightstand.
· Think minimalist: The last thing you want in your apartment is large, clunky furniture, so employ minimalist, lightweight furniture instead. This doesn’t mean it has to be boring – look for furniture in fun colors to give a pop of color to the room.

· Utilize vertical space: Decorating to make full use of the vertical space in your apartment draws the eye upward, and creates the illusion of high ceilings and a larger room. For example, bookcases and curtains that are floor to ceiling, hanging long artwork above furniture, and shelves placed high on the walls are great ways to utilize your vertical space.

· Look under the bed: Underneath your bed is a great place for storage, and it doesn’t have be cluttered. There are bins specifically made for this space to keep everything organized and under control. If you’re finding there’s not quite enough room under the bed, look into getting bed risers to expand the space.

· Re-evaluate what’s really necessary: Every so often, take a good look at your possessions – and question what you’re really using and what you really need. Books you’ll never read are taking up valuable shelf space, and you only need so many sets of towels. Donate what you don’t need to free up extra space and feel good about a good deed! Jenna Mahoney, author of “Small Apartment Hacks,” suggests going through and getting rid of anything you don’t use in the usual rotation every three months.

The bottom line: it’s all about maximizing space. And at Arcadia Run, that space is full of incredible features such as oversized kitchens, granite counters and nine foot ceilings. With the combination of these features, our ideal location in Manassas, VA and your expert decorating techniques, you’ll have the apartment you’ve always dreamed of!

SOURCE: House Beautiful,, Forbes, Birchbox