Prioritize multitasking pieces of furniture
One of the best things you can do when you are living in a small space is to choose multi-functional furniture whenever possible. If you’re not going to have room to include every piece of furniture individually and still be able to walk around, why not make sure the items you do include pull double-duty. For instance, you probably can’t squeeze in an ottoman and a coffee table, but if you find a relatively flat and stable ottoman and pair it with a tray for holding magazines, cups, etc., then you have the best of both worlds.
Choose seating pieces that are slightly raised
When you are shopping for a sofa or chair, sometimes seemingly small details can make a dramatic difference in your space. Sofas and chairs that are slightly raised on legs allow some light to pass through underneath, increasing the sense of airiness throughout the room.
Consider angling your furniture
Most people’s first instinct is to place all of their furniture against a wall to create open space, but that doesn’t always have the intended effect. Experiment with placing some of your larger pieces at an angle, or in the middle of the room surrounded by some open space. You may find that it actually makes the room look bigger.
Don’t fill every available open space
When you’re working with limited space, there’s understandably an inclination to fill every possible space to the brim with decorative items and such. However, leaving some space on your shelves and tables can help create a more open look.
Opt for furniture that is the same color as your walls
Creating striking color combinations in your home can be fun and whimsical, but the dissonance between the colors can also take over the room and create visual clutter. Look for furniture that is a similar color to your walls so they will blend together.
Make the room look longer with a striped rug
Fashion designers will tell that if you want your body to look longer, choose an outfit with vertical stripes. Well if it works for people, why not rooms as well? By choosing a statement rug with vertical stripes you can elongate the visual sense of the room.
Small spaces can be cozy, inviting, stylish, and still give you a sense that you have plenty of space for living.
At Woodchuck’s Fine Furniture and Decor, we want to help you customize your small space with beautiful, elegant furniture that will still give you room to move around. Visit our showroom or schedule time with our amazing design team today to see how we can help you transform your small space.