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Small Spaces with Large Design Potential
If you live in a small space, you already know how challenging decorating your home can be. Choosing the right furniture pieces to maximize your available space—while still making your home a chic, comfortable living space that reflects your personal style, can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to make the most of your small space, and make it the beautiful, inviting living space you dream of.
Get creative with furniture
In a small space, it’s important to be creative with your furniture by choosing pieces that serve dual functions. If you love entertaining, but feel you don’t have the room, there are many options. A comfortable sofa with a pullout sleeper—such as an American Leather Comfort Sleeper™, is perfect for overnight guests. It functions as a regular sofa during the day, and can be pulled out as a bed for guests to sleep on. Many dining tables come with extension pieces that can be extended for dinner party guests, and made smaller for everyday living. Not enough seating? Pick up a few folding chairs and hang them on the wall. They can easily be pulled down when you have guests.
Storage, Storage, Storage
Storage furniture such as coffee tables and ottomans with built-in storage provide much-needed storage space for those items you want to tuck away. De-clutter your entranceway with a bedroom dresser that has drawers, to house your keys, mail, hats, scarves, and mitts, and maybe even shoes. Custom kitchen cabinetry and custom closets can also help you maximize your storage space.
Purchase an under-the-bed storage system to hide seasonal clothing without taking up valuable space.
Use your vertical space
Make your space appear larger, and create extra room by maximizing your vertical space. Adding wall shelves will provide much-needed storage and showcase your valuables. Tall built-in bookshelves can store books, music, movies, and other items without the clutter. Mirrors create the illusion of extra space, and hanging a gorgeous mirror can add style, while also making your space appear larger. Because they draw the eye upward, using floor to ceiling window treatments will also create the illusion of extra space.
Use your home’s architecture
Your home’s hidden nooks, such as under a staircase, can be a great space-saver. Add a desk and some shelves for the perfect home office space.
Go with a neutral color palette
Darker colors can make your space look smaller. Using lighter, neutral tones will create the illusion of space and make your home appear larger.
Divide your space
Using a sheer curtain will create separate zones, while still keeping the open feeling of the space.
Author: Sklar Furnishings