As home prices continue to climb, many people are turning to a different type of living. Instead of delving into 30 years of crushing debt to buy a spacious home, they are opting for tiny homes.
They must be onto something because 55% of tiny homeowners have more savings than the average homeowner.
Is your home simply small? Or is it small enough to be considered tiny? Regardless, you need to know how to choose small furniture for small spaces. Without this skill, your rooms will look overcrowded and not stylish.
Check out the following tips to avoid this problem.
1. Lightweight, Unobtrusive Pieces
Large, clunky furniture will fill up a space both visually and physically. Instead, choose lightweight pieces with a slim construction. You might think that an overstuffed couch looks super comfy, but it’s also super huge and will dwarf an already small room.
Using furniture with glass components is also a great way to minimize the visual space that the furniture takes up.
2. Fewer Is Better
Sometimes people make the mistake of choosing various small pieces of furniture, thinking that smaller pieces are better. Unfortunately, this technique can end up making a small space look too cluttered.
Stick with a few larger pieces instead. For example, a comfy couch where three people can sit as opposed to three individual chairs scattered around the room.
3. Furniture with More than One Function
One excellent way to cut down on the number of pieces of furniture that you need is by choosing pieces with more than one function.
For example, a couch that can be made into a bed. Did you know that there are couches that you can turn into a set of bunk beds? This is perfect for guests when you don’t have space to have an actual guest room.
Another super functional idea is to buy ottomans or a coffee table with built-in storage. Now you have a place to put all those toys and games that inevitably end up all over the living room, without using up any extra space to store them.
4. Choose Lighter Colours
Last, but not least, choose your colours carefully. Darker coloured furniture looks larger while light-coloured pieces reflect more light, helping to visually open up the space more.
For example, consider a wooden table and chairs. It may look large and imposing in a dark colour, but in a light colour, the exact same set looks considerably smaller.
The Art of Choosing Small Furniture for Small Spaces
Living in a small house doesn’t mean that your home has to feel crowded or cluttered. It simply means that you need to learn the art of choosing small furniture for small spaces. Get this down and your small house might not feel like a spacious palace, but at least it will be snug and comfortable.
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