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7 Tips for Choosing Furniture that WON’T Cramp Your Style

Small Brisbane Living Room with Cute FurnitureLiving in a Brisbane rental house that has minimal square footage can seem a little cramped. However, with the right furnishings, any small room can feel instantly bigger. These guiding principles will help you know what to look for so you can decorate your small space without crowding it and still retain style and functionality. Below, we’ve listed some of the best furniture for small rooms or tight spaces in your home.

Less is More

When you furnish a small space, it is important to choose items that don’t block your view. You can go for glass or acrylic tables and open-sided bookcases that serve their function while making your room feel bigger.

Slim Tables

Other common items that often overwhelm a small kitchen, dining room, or seating area are side and kitchen tables. Opt for small or narrow tables instead so that you can easily place them where you need them. You can also save floor space with a narrow pub table that also serves as a kitchen seating area when set against the back of a sofa A slim side table can be a place to store remotes and lamps while optimizing room space.

Corner Desk

Corners are one of the most underutilized areas in any home. Turn that unused corner into an office or workspace by adding a corner desk. You can choose from many styles of corner desks to fit your decor and purpose. To get the best use of space, pair the desk with a slim chair.

Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors can make a small room feel much bigger. Create a sense of more space with a decorative mirror. You can also add depth and light to a room by hanging a long, narrow mirror on an empty wall. Or, hang a mirror in a cramped entryway, hallway, or bathroom to open it up.

Go Natural

Bringing in more natural light will also make a room feel bigger. Using white or light-colored window treatments and sheer curtains will let more light come through even without big windows.

Keep Accents Small

When decorating a small room, you have to consider the size of every decor item, not just the furniture. A small space will feel even smaller if you add large framed art, oversized pillows, or overstuffed armchairs. On the other hand, accent pieces with slender profiles and smaller sizes will balance the feel of the room.

Double Duty

In small rooms, you don’t usually have the luxury of having space for furniture with individual uses. Maximize functionality and space by choosing furniture that has multiple uses. A storage ottoman, for instance, can add style while also serving as a place to stash blankets or other items.

When choosing furniture for your rooms, try to think out of the box. A buffet or sideboard can serve as a TV stand, while a dresser can be instant storage in any room. This is an opportunity for you to see and explore the potential to use furniture in different and creative ways.


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