It is an acknowledged fact that today many of us are living in a small homes, either your living room will be smaller or dining room will be smaller. There are innumerable things that can be done to enlarge the smaller spaces. Like you can use dark colors, use large scale furniture in small spaces, etc. It all needs a trained eye. Further, smaller space doesn’t mean that you need to skimp on style. The best ways to furnish a small room is by considering space and size of your home. Consider below-mentioned tips for your apartment, room or any small space
Select a decorating scheme that complements your home. Further, it is cost-effective. It will help you to develop unique style of your own.
Opt for traditional school with style blended in it. New decor ideas may seem to be daunting, so you can even opt for Victorian style furniture, roaring twenties furniture, etc. Furniture from these periods is smaller in size and needs a small space to incorporate. Moreover, they are available within your budget. You can easily buy them from flea markets, budget stores and garage sales.
Eliminate the need of excess furniture. It simply means add furniture that is essential. For instance, you may need a place to sit, sleep and eat. In a small apartment, anything else will turn out to be a disaster. Another thing you need to incorporate furniture that can be easily fitted to your room. It should be enough to accommodate friends, relatives or a roommate. It is important to take care of the basics.
Draw home to scale, meaning add power outlets, phone lines, fireplaces, windows and doors. Before buying a sofa or any other furniture item, it is crucial to measure the piece and cut out the little paper or simply take measurements before buying the same, after that buy the furniture. It will help in space optimization.
Opt for multi functional furniture. There are innumerable companies that specialize in offering multi functional furniture for smaller spaces. You can buy a Murphy bed or even a couch depending upon your needs and requirements. These items can be folded and converted into a table.
Opt for furniture that fits to your room perfectly. You can buy an antique table with different shapes and polished patina. It can lend a dramatic effect to the room. A color backdrop on a wall or on a piece of fabric can be used as a throw. It will certainly grab eye balls of your guests. If you are sure about the same, don’t throw. Go for a minimal background.
Look out spaces in light. Check out if you can accommodate desk at the corner of the stairs. Whether the sloping ceiling can accommodate bookcase? Opt for non- conventional arrangements to check whether it works out for your space or not.
Remember the tip- less is always more. You can add interest to a small space by adding large-scale furniture, but very few items.
Try to de-clutter- In order to have a large space to move around or to make apartment more spacious, you need to de-clutter excessive furniture. You can even add shelves. It will maximize space and add a unique ambiance to your apartment.
Select furniture with single lines- It is crucial to select furniture with single lines and look out for pieces that are light in color and have legs. Lighter colors tend to have less visual weight and provide unobstructed view. Coffee tables made from metal and glass permits our eyes to move through the room.
Small Furniture Items- Small furniture items works best; if your apartment is small. Like, you can add armless chairs, sofa, small sections, etc. It will make your room appear more spacious and better.
Custom build cabinets- Custom build cabinets’ offers maximum benefit and it is the best way to store items. Built in cabinets and shelving are the best options to select from. Keep the color light. Try to arrange objects on open space in a right way.
Harmonize- If you have a large sofa or a sectional sofa, then it is important to paint the walls in a shade lighter than upholstery. It will allow your eyes to move across the room smoothly rather than sticking to a particular area.
Durable Furniture- Last but not the least; opt for durable furniture. For instance, you can opt for solid wood furniture. This kind of furniture is durable, tough and sturdy construction. So, whether it is bookcase, drawer or kitchen table, go for a furniture that is long lasting.
Originally posted 2013-09-15 09:26:43.