Space can often be an issue when selecting furniture for your home. Whether you have a cozy-size home or dorm room, or just one room is smaller than you’d like, there are things you can do to meet the unique challenges for functionality and storage. Here are a few tips for choosing furniture for small spaces:
- Downsize- Think about those furniture items that are bigger than you need. For example, perhaps you can get by with a smaller round table for the eat-in kitchen or breakfast nook rather than a larger oblong or square table. Also, consider tables with folding leaves, particularly ones that store inside the table rather than need a place elsewhere in your home to store them.
- Dual Purpose- Some furniture can do double duty so you only need one piece instead of two or more. For example, an ottoman serves as extra seating, storage, and a place to put your feet up, making this a multi-purpose option. Another suggestion is using a daybed that serves as a sofa during the day and bed at night. In the living room, you could ditch an overstuffed recliner and large sofa in favor of a reclining sofa that does double duty.
- Storage- Sometimes it is better to go bigger instead of downsize, such as going with a king-size bed with underneath storage. You can offset the extra space by swapping out the nightstands for smaller versions, if need be.
- Look Up!– When floorspace is at a premium, consider furniture that is taller. Replace short bookcases with taller ones. Replace a short dresser with a taller one or an armoire. Not only will these ideas better utilize the floor space, but they can also make the room appear larger while giving you more storage space.
If you would like to see some furniture options that can help you make the most of a small home or space, come see us at Gibson Brothers Furniture Inc. We will be happy to help you select something from our 14,000-square-foot showroom that will do wonders for making your home more comfortable.