Tiny homes have become a popular option among younger people in the last few years. While not everyone is choosing to go tiny, there are still a lot of reasons you may end up with a small living space, from apartment living to backyard casitas. Choosing to live in a smaller home doesn’t have to mean giving up on style and nice furniture. When living in tight spaces it is important to use some easy techniques found at a furniture store in Houston to take advantage of the space and open up rooms.
Finding furniture that serves multiple purposes is a great way to save space and get the most bang for your buck. Think about an ottoman that doubles as storage or a daybed to serve as a couch during the day and double as a guest bed when visitors come to stay. In the bedroom, consider a bed with storage underneath to do away with the need for a dresser, or perhaps a dresser that doubles as the night stand.
Using a room divider such as ones found at a Houston furniture store, can help to make a small space feel bigger and provide additional rooms in your space. A divider in the corner of the living room can create a small office space. It can also provide flexibility to change the space for different needs. Choosing a divider that lets light in can open up the space.
Elongating Your Space
As you begin to run out of space, consider using the walls for storage by using hanging shelves and hooks. While art is generally supposed to be at eye level, don’t be afraid to hang it a little higher to utilize your space. Use long curtains to draw the eyes up and make the room feel larger. Additionally a large rug can give the illusion of a larger space. Smaller rugs break up the space, making it feel smaller, but a large rug has the opposite effect.
Keep the Furniture Light
The furniture you choose will set the tone for the room. Using smaller, lighter furniture will keep the space airy. Seating that sits lower to the ground and has exposed legs can keep the room from feeling crowded and add to the elongation effect of the room.
Overall, taking on a minimalist attitude will help to keep your space from becoming cluttered and and even help it to feel spacious.