When you have a small home, you want to make the most out of the space you have. Practicality and design will be key elements when choosing how to furnish your rooms, and you’ll be amazed at how much bigger a home can look with the right pieces in place - you don’t need lots of space to have style! Here are some ideas to help you make the most out of your home, no matter how small.
Choosing the right furniture material will play a large part in helping your home appear more spacious. Chrome and glass furniture reflect light, helping to lift the space and give a feeling of openness. If you prefer the look and feel of wood however, aim for lighter, more natural coloured pieces. Dark wood will absorb light and has a tendency to make a room feel smaller and closed in. Aim for woods such as pine and ash rather than dark woods like mahogany.
The build of your furniture will also play an important role in making your home feel spacious and light. Avoid heavy, chunky pieces that take up lots of floor space and block the flow of the room, opting instead for more slimline alternatives and furniture with exposed legs. Place your furniture around the edge of the room if possible. This reduces dead space behind large pieces of furniture, maximising floor space and helping the room appear more open.
Being savvy about the uses and function of your furniture is one of the best ways to make the most out of a home that’s tight on space. This includes choosing multi-use pieces, integrated storage options and even modular pieces that can easily be stored away. Clever storage will reduce the clutter lying around, keeping your home as light and open as possible. Wardrobes with shelving and cupboards inside may reduce your need for a chest of drawers, whilst tables that convert to desks and stackable chairs can save you valuable floor space. Multi function pieces are practical additions to any home, regardless of the room you have. But they are particularly great options for those who have a small space, providing you with several pieces of furniture in one.
Our final tip: make the most of the space that you do have! Store upwards where possible, utilising the height of your walls. This could include hanging storage baskets on the back of cupboard doors, which also keeps clutter out of sight. Fix shelving into alcoves, using any nooks and crannies as a space to store books and trinkets. It’s not the size of your home, it’s what you do with it that counts!