Furniture Ideas For Small Living Spaces

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If you live in a small home, apartment, or condominium, it can be difficult to find enough space for living and storage. When it comes to furniture, it can take up a lot of space in a room and make it feel smaller. If you're looking for new furniture for your small space, here are some ideas that will help you get the most out of your square footage.


Shelves can provide a lot of extra storage, and when they're put in places strategically, you'll be surprised at how much more room you have. If you have nook or open area under your staircase, place a small bookshelf under it to give you a place for collectibles and books that is off the floor and out of the way. Use floating wall shelves to give you extra places to put things, and buy sturdy high quality shelves that are designed to hold as much as possible. Shelving will give you the ability to place items from the floor to the ceiling if you desire, maximizing your storage capacity.


When it comes to tables, consider buying a dining room table that opens up to become larger for guests, and then closes to become smaller when you need the extra room. These types of tables are versatile and will allow you to expand them when you need more seating and surface space. For coffee tables, look for models that have a drawer included so you can put things like the remote control and magazines inside and off the table's surface to reduce clutter. 

Guest Beds

If you don't have a lot of extra room but find that you're a frequent host for guests, consider buying a sofa that pulls out into a bed when people come over to stay. A Murphy bed is another good option. These beds are attached to the wall and can be pulled out into a bed simply and easily. When the Murphy bed is not in use, it can double as a shelf and will stay flush with the wall to give you more room.

Living Room Furniture

Since the living room is usually where you'll spend most of your time, make sure you have furniture that won't crowd the space. Instead of bulky couches and recliner chairs, consider slimmer, sleeker and more modern options that won't leave a large footprint. Buy nesting tables or chairs that can stack on top of each other when they're not in use. For other furniture pieces, try to buy items that have a hidden cabinet or shelving inside so you will have an extra place to store things that can stay out of sight until you need them.

By making a few smart furniture buying choices, you'll find that it's easy to live in a small space and still enjoy the function that larger furniture provides. For more help on finding furniture for tight spaces, contact a store like Think Outside... The Outdoor Great Room Store or another business.


19 January 2016

Furniture to Grow Old With

Even as a child, I was an indoor person. Despite the fact that I lived on a ranch and had a hundred acres of land to roam on, I preferred reading a book while sitting in the most comfortable recliner in my home. I’m referring to that soft, plush, and luxurious piece of furniture that you absolutely have to force yourself to get out of. When I became a homeowner, my primary quest was to find a suitable replacement for my childhood retreat. I researched, examined, and sat in numerous chairs before I finally found the one, the beautiful tan piece of furniture that I wanted to grow old with. On this blog, I want to share with others the importance of buying the perfect furniture items for your home, the ones you never will want to part with.