Ashley Furniture Mindaro
You can decorate a small room like a pro if you keep these simple tips in mind. When you select your furniture, focus on function and know the difference between your needs and your desires. Don’t be afraid to use large decorative items like oversized mirrors and lighting fixtures.
Here are some tips to create a small space that makes a big statement:
1. Choose Pieces that Do Double Duty
Coaster Furniture Daybed
In a small space, choose wisely when you pick your furniture. Find pieces that serve multiple purposes, like the daybed from Coaster Furniture pictured above. The daybed is a sofa by day and a bed by night with the additional feature of a trundle to accommodate another guest. In the living room an ottoman with storage and beds with drawers can control the clutter and add to the function in a small space.
2. Use Lighting and Mirrors
Hooker Furniture Glamour
Proper lighting is especially important for smaller spaces. Make the most of natural light and add to the light sources in the room with a perfectly placed floor lamp, sconces, table lamps and chandeliers. A mirror can make the most of natural light by reflecting it all around while creating the illusion of greater space.
3. Go for Larger Rugs
Remember that an undersized rug can make a smaller space look cramped and insignificant. A better idea is to stay within a limited color palette and choose a rug that is large enough to accommodate all the furniture.
4. Think about Placement
Placing your furniture too close together and pushing pieces against the wall can give a small space a cramped look. Get rid of any extraneous items and focus on the main items so you can pull them away from the wall, even if it’s just a tad, and give the furniture breathing room to create a feeling of space.
Finding Furniture for Smaller Spaces
Home Living Furniture features a selection of discounted name brand furniture collections scaled for apartments and smaller spaces. Look for weekly sales, promotions and coupons. Experienced sales representatives will guide you in choosing the right pieces for your taste, your lifestyle and your budget. Browse our online shop or stop by at one of our Home Living Furniture central New Jersey showrooms.