A small space can seem to be an unsolvable challenge. There are ways that you can work with your home and adapt to the space to suit your needs.
Arrange Furniture Wisely
If the furniture in a room isn’t arranged properly, it can really put a damper on a small space. You don’t want your furniture to be so far apart in a room, that people can’t carry on a conversation, but you also don’t want the room to appear cramped.
In the living room, for example, you’re going to want to keep some open space but also have a strategy to arranging the furniture to set it up for company and space. This means that you need to pull furniture away from the walls. This will create more depth for the room, without adding anything. Also, don’t fill any room with too much furniture. If a room feels stuffy, see what pieces of furniture aren’t essential and take them out.
Use Solid Colors For Your Base In A Room
If a small room has large pieces of solid color on the wall open, you’ll have the freedom to add patterns if you want. This also gives the room the illusion that it’s larger and has more open space available.
Place Your Bed In Front Of A Window
It may seem strange to place a bed in front of a window, but in many small bedrooms, this is your only option to give you space for both furniture and a bed. The bed actually becomes the focal point of the room when you arrange it this way.
Get Key Pieces To Help Maximize Space
There are a few pieces that you may not even think belong in your living room that actually can help you to maximize the space. Instead of a sofa, for example, get a love seat. There are even pull-out versions of love seats that can accommodate overnight guests. Now, you’re saving space with a purpose.
An armoire is typically thought of as being in the bedroom for clothing storage. You can use an armoire to hide things like games, liquor and bar tools, or even books. This can help you to hide things, reducing clutter, creating the illusion of more space in the room. There are dozens of other great pieces that save space and serve a purpose in a living room. These include sofa tables and side tables.
In small rooms, the most important thing to remember is that simple is best. You don’t want much beyond the essentials. If you get creative with the space, you’ll be able to make the most of every inch that you have to work with.