Maximize the potential of your small living space. Buy furniture that serves multiple purposes. Pick items that have clean lines to reduce the appearance of clutter. Modern furniture styles are all about simplicity. I’ve learned how to live in a small space, as I was a graduate student living in a 1000 square foot townhouse with my husband, a three-year-old child, and eventually, an infant. Living in a small space taught me how to maximize the potential of my space with wise furniture choices and the best arrangements of furniture. Follow a few simple tips to make the most out of furniture in a small space.
Furniture That Serves Multiple Purposes
Organization is key in a small living space. Multi-purpose furniture can help you organize your things and can seemingly create more space for you. Use furniture that can transform into a new arrangement as needed, such as a bed that can tuck into the wall. Choose a futon so you have a bed that can become a couch when company arrives. Buy a headboard that doubles as a bookcase if you’re a reader, or use the furniture to store magazines and memorabilia. When buying multi-purpose furniture, only choose items that you really plan to use. If you won’t use your multi-purpose furniture to its fullest potential, you will create more clutter instead of reducing the clutter.
Best Furniture Choices
I have a few tips about best furniture choices from my personal experience. Use a TV stand that can hold your DVDs, blu rays, CDs, your blu ray player, any gaming devices, the internet box and the telephone. Later, if you mount the TV to create more space, you will still have a stand that can store anything related to your media center. Choose a modern TV stand with sleek lines, as more traditional styles can be bulky. When shopping for your office space, choose a desk that can store school books, the computer, the printer, and anything else you might need in your workspace. Mount your guitar on the wall, and skip buying a guitar stand.
Arranging the furniture well is key to the illusion of space in your home. Double check that there is plenty of room near doorways and walkways. Having furniture too close to the door can make the whole room feel small. If you have kids, use storage devices for toys, and keep one or two of the storage devices in the closet to reduce clutter. As you arrange your bedroom you can keep a small dresser in your closet, if you have the closet space.