Apartment space tends to come at a premium. To know the value of apartment space, you just have to look at how much you pay for your apartment (in rent or in mortgage), and then divide that by the size of your apartment in square meters or square feet. It is almost a guaranteed for you to find out that you are paying quite a fortune for the apartment space. Obviously, you can not afford to waste apartment space. And in order not to waste such expensive apartment space (or other inconvenience yourself), there are a number of furniture types you should avoid.
Naturally, over-stuffed furniture is one variety of furniture that you should avoid, in an apartment. Unknown to many apartment owners is that this overstuffed furniture is meant for people with large houses that would otherwise look 'too empty' without the said 'thick furniture.' So they buy the overstuffed furniture to make rooms that are too large to look more filled up. But if you are living in a small apartment, where you are buying the space at a premium, this is definitely the complete opposite of your objectives. You should be aiming at getting furniture that optimizes on the limited space available, not furniture that needlessly crams such space!
Another type of furniture to avoid in an apartment; especially if it is a rented apartment, is furniture that is too difficult to move in and move out. Now this seems too obvious to state. But the number of people who buy such items and proceed to stuff them in their apartments (oblivious of the fact that they will have to move out one day) is rather huge. When living in a rented apartment, it is important to have a sense of perspective.
Furniture that does not co-ordinate well with the interior design scheme that you employ in the apartment is another big 'no no.' It is amazing, the number of people who buy pieces of furniture that are obviously at 'logger heads' with their chosen interior design schemes. An otherwise great interior design scheme can quite easily be messed up by a single piece of furniture placed where it should not be.
If your apartment is small, you will want to avoid the type of furniture that accentuates that smallness. There are some pieces of furniture which, while not very big / over-stuffed of themselves, tend to create a sense of 'smallness' in any room they are placed in. You certainly do not need such furniture if your apartment is small and you wish to make it look larger. Ultimately, the decision on the exact types of furniture to avoid in your apartment is up to you. The considerations that will influence that decision are things like the color of your apartment, the size of the apartment and how long your tenure of the apartment is (that is, whether you are likely to be moving out any time soon or whether you own the apartment). In terms of the furniture, things like its color, size, and how easy to assemble and dissemble it is other factors that would determine whether it is really furniture that you should have.