A small home can be a challenge to furnish. To make the most of your space, flexible and functional furniture choices are a must. These choices will help you save space and also make the most out of each furniture purchase. Double Duty Pieces Furniture that serves more than one purpose saves space and makes your space more functional. In a really small space, like a studio apartment, a futon is the classic choice to combine seating with sleeping space. Today’s futons have come a long way from the uncomfortable choices of the past. With more stylish frame choices than ever and much better mattresses, futons are ready for a resurgence. Similar to futons are sofas called “klik-klak” beds—these fold down using a different mechanism. An ottoman that doubles as a coffee table is a great way to put your feet up and also have table space. Add to that a storage space inside the ottoman and you have a piece that provides a lot of functionality. Look for an ottoman with a removable lid that can be flipped over and used as a tabletop. Multiple piece tops add even more usefulness. Space-Saving Designs Drop-leaf tables are the best friend […]
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If you live in a smaller home or condo, you face some particular decorating challenges. Getting comfort and style while reducing clutter in a small home can be done with a few smart furniture choices and a good understanding of colors and placement in small rooms. Keep It Light And Bright Dark colors make a room look smaller, so stick to lighter choices for small rooms. If you absolutely love dark red or chocolate brown, there is no reason you can’t make it a part of your room, just use it as an accent color instead of painting the walls in that color. Try to choose lighter tones for flooring, wall paint, and the largest pieces of furniture in the room. Darker, more vibrant colors are perfect for things like throw cushions, place mats, candles, and decorative vases and other art pieces. They will bring those richer colors into the space without overwhelming it and making it feel dark and cramped. Choose Furniture That Does More Save space by making your furniture multi-task for you. Look for coffee and end tables that include storage for books, remote controls, and magazines. Choose storage ottomans where you can stash extra blankets and […]
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