Furniture Arrangement Ideas for Small Rooms
May 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
If you’re an RI or MA furniture seeker, you should consider your square footage before making a final purchase. If you only have a small space to work with, don’t worry! There are many tricks you can use to make your space seem larger even with the addition of more furniture and keeping pieces you already have.
For living rooms, consider a sectional or a set of loveseats and chairs. Ottomans can be used for storage or for seating, and they don’t take up a lot of room. Multi-functional pieces are always great for saving space. Instead of an entertainment center, mount your television on a wall and use floating shelves for video and game storage. Look into light-colored furniture, which will make the space seem larger and brighter. You can also find furniture with legs instead of skirts, which has the effect of making the furniture seem smaller and creates an illusion of empty space. Grouping the furniture in a circular arrangement in the center of the room will make for easier conversation, and the open space on the outside of the arrangement will make the room seem larger.
If you’re working with a small bedroom, look for small nightstands first. You can even substitute them for shelves beside or over the bed. Rolling drawers are a great option for storage under the bed, and they’ll free up more space elsewhere. Keep your bed pushed against a wall or even in a corner if you’re short on floor space. Or, if you’re short on wall space, only place the headboard against the wall. Dressers and wardrobes should be kept in a closet if you have one. If not, make sure to account for the space needed to open drawers and doors.
A small home office can feel cramped and cluttered with the addition of books, papers, computer chords, etc. Facing your desk to a wall will keep it out of the way, and wall shelves can help you bring books and papers off of your desk top. If you don’t own a desktop computer, consider a small desk that can be closed away when not in use, such as a drop-front desk.