Arranging furniture in a new, smaller space doesn’t have to be a daunting task; in fact, it can be fun! You might need to think outside the box, but it’s an enjoyable way to get your creative juices flowing without calling a professional. Here are some tips to get started on turning your tiny space into one that is full of life.
Everyone knows that using mirrors can reflect space, therefore giving the illusion of a larger room. However, utilizing light in a room can provide a similar effect. Make sure large couches and headboards aren’t blocking any windows, and optimize sitting areas near light sources. This provides a nice nook for reading while not blocking the natural light. With more light coming into a room, it’s easy to feel a bit of the outdoors inside, which makes the area feel much larger. This is also a great excuse for bringing in some nature with indoor plants. If you lack natural light, add decorative string lights to the edge of a bookshelf or headboard to add a bit of warm ambiance along with a few tableside lamps.
Avoiding clunky and overly large pieces of furniture is a must. Look into buying shelving that doesn’t have a boarded back. This provides a bit of a floating illusion to your books or other showcased items. Being able to see through pieces lightens the space. These types of larger bookshelves, for instance, can also double as room dividers. It’s open without being too divisive in an enclosed space.
It’s much easier to see the vision you have for your space when it’s laid out on paper. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but a quick sketch with measurements allows you to place the major pieces of furniture and then visualize what accessories can be arranged in the leftover areas. It’s also a great way to keep your design organized by adding notes, such as ideas for paint colors or what fabrics to use.