Furnishing Small Rooms
When you have a home with small rooms it is more difficult to furnish than one with large rooms. Unfortunately you are restricted to the size of pieces that you can use, which in turn means that hunting for the right armchair or coffee table can mean visiting considerably more stores than if size is not a problem.
However, there are lots of things that you can do in a small room to give an impression of more space, not the least of which is the use of mirrors. These reflect light and can make a room look larger if positioned with some forethought. Ideally, if you can place a large mirror on a wall opposite the window it will reflect the view from outside and give the impression of a second window.
It goes without saying that a small room should be decorated using light colours, but – unless you absolutely love it – not magnolia. That color has been used for the last forty years and it is everywhere. If you want to look a little different and up to date, try a light green or light blue. Blue also has the advantage of being a cool colour – in the temperature sense rather than in the modern sense of “with it”.
Furniture That Looks Light In Weight
You need to choose furniture that looks light in weight, so rather than a bulky sofa and armchairs consider chairs that do not have arms and have open legs. A coffee table with a glass top also adds to the “open” appearance as you can see right through it.
Another trick is to draw the eye upward, especially if your room has a high ceiling. You can do this by hanging small pieces of art higher up on the walls which takes the eye up to where there is more space in the room. You can also use drapes from ceiling to floor.
If you have a home office you will need to store documents and other items and you could do this with custom home office cabinetry in West Palm Beach. You can have it designed so that it is not very deep from front to back, but you can compensate for this by making it very tall. Custom home office cabinetry in West Palm Beach can be made to fit the room rather than having to try to install a filing cabinet in a very confined space.
Modern desks are usually quite large, but you can obtain vintage desks that have a small kneehole and small drawers. However, the top is quite large enough for a laptop and other items. When you order custom home office cabinetry in West Palm Beach you could also have a desk built to order. Another idea is simply a folding shelf attached to the wall. This should be strong enough to work on, but can be folded down when not in use.
Certainly, furnishing small rooms is more of a challenge than larger ones, but with a little forethought it is possible to make maximum use of the space that you have.