Remodeling a small home or apartment can bring with it a few challenges, one of which is how to furnish the space. You won''t be able to fit a lot of items in your small space, but the right furnishings from a local furniture store like Cozy Interiors can make a big impact. Here are just a few ideas you can use to make your small home feel large.
Mirrors help to create the illusion of more space in a room, so adding mirrors throughout your small space can help to make it feel bigger. You can use this design concept to your advantage while creating additional storage space with mirrored wardrobes. These wardrobes can be placed along a wall in your bedroom to make up for the lack of closet space while helping to make your bedroom look a bit more spacious. You can use just one wardrobe if you only need a bit of extra storage space, or you can use several to create a focal wall of mirrors in the room. Use this idea in a living room to make the main living area appear larger than it is as well.
Sectional sofas may seem large, but they serve several purposes in a smaller room. While traditional living room sets have two to three pieces, which can make a living room feel cluttered, a sectional sofa can provide the same amount of seating space in just one piece of furniture. This helps to give the room a more pulled-together look. Consider a sectional with built-in storage drawers or console storage to keep your living room neat and tidy, and add a coffee table with drawers to complete the seating area and provide even more storage space.
If your small home has a more open floor plan, you can define the space with area rugs. Your living room seating area can surround one area rug, while a second, longer rug placed under a dining table creates the boundaries for your dining room. Choose rugs that measure about the dimensions you want for each separate living space, and place them on the floor before moving any furniture. Once the rugs are in place, you can easily arrange your furniture to fit your new rug "floor plan."
While your home may be lacking in square footage, your walls can help to make up for the missing space. Use your walls for shelving to add additional storage space to the room, and consider fold-down tables and desks that attach to the walls to save even more space. For children's bedrooms, add bunk beds with built-in storage to make use of vertical space and provide a bit of extra space for playing in the rooms.
Visit your local furniture store to find pieces that fit your home's available space, and work with your contractor to install shelves and other items to make your home look and feel bigger.