Tips for furnishing a small space

When you live in a small space, it can be quite a task to arrange your furniture so that it is equally functional, stylish, and expansive. You want to fit as much in as possible, but the room mustn’t feel cramped. You want it to be filled with personality, but it can’t look chaotic and cluttered. Maximizing storage, utilizing square footage, and creative organization hacks are of utmost importance. Read on for our top five tips for furnishing a small space.

1. Use reflective materials

Opt for white lacquered walls and glossy tiles. The high-shine materials are reflective and will generate the same maximizing effect that a mirror will, bouncing light and making for a generally airer space. If you’re not blessed with an abundance of natural light, mirrors can help you make the most of what you do have by reflecting it around the room. Mirrors can also help make the space feel bigger, giving the illusion of a few more square feet. Consider lining a wall with a large mirror or creating a gallery wall of different sizes and shapes.

2. Choose pieces that maximise storage

Make the most of your space by finding furnishings that also boast storage. Choose a bed with built-in drawers or benches, and ottomans with space to hide away extra blankets or towels. In a small space, every piece needs to pull its weight: A daybed can serve as both a sofa and a guest bed.

3. Bigger is sometimes better

It may seem counterintuitive, but outfitting a small space with just a few large-scale pieces (rather than a mishmash of pint-size furniture) can actually make it feel grander. Resist the urge to push all of your furniture up against the walls. If you create space behind the furniture, it makes the room look wider than it is.

4. Choose a suitable rug

A rug is the one item you definitely don’t want to skimp on, size-wise. A tiny rug will make the room feel equally small. Pick a floor covering that’s large enough so most of the furniture will sit on it, or go wall-to-wall.

5. It’s all about the lighting

Good lighting will make or break any room–big or small. Layer the lighting in your home with a mix of overhead and accent lighting. Space-saving options include floor lamps and sconces. It’s especially important to install good lighting in smaller, cramped spaces like a bathroom with a tiny window.

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