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Small rooms in your home can be tricky to decorate and often, they end up not being used that much because people don’t really know how to deal with them. If you don’t get it right, they can feel very cramped and dingy, which isn’t the kind of relaxing space that you want to spend time in. The biggest problem that people have is finding the right furniture and deciding how to arrange it. If you don’t have enough furniture in there, the room cannot be used for much, but if you pack it full, then it will feel too small. But you don’t have to give up on that room, you just need to follow these simple rules for furnishing a small space.
Lighting is important in any room of the house, but it’s especially important in a small room. If you can’t increase the natural light in there, it won’t be a welcoming space. But a lot of people make the mistake of blocking the flow of light into the room with their furniture. When deciding on a furniture arrangement, you need to empty the room first and see how the sunlight hits it. Take note of the flow of light and make sure that you are not obstructing it with any large pieces of furniture.
When you are putting cabinets or wardrobes into a small room, you always have to consider whether you have enough space to open the doors fully. If the space is quite cramped, it can be difficult to manoeuver, but you can get around with some sliding doors instead. If you install some rauch wardrobes with sliding doors, for example, don’t have to worry about space for opening the doors. This means that you are not limited and you can arrange them any way that you like.
The corners are some of the most underutilized spaces in a room, but when you’re limited on space, you need to take advantage of them. If you get corner units that fit snugly in there, you give yourself a lot more storage space without taking up too much floor space in the room. It’s a far more effective way of placing furniture than having square pieces flat against every wall.
In a small room, you only have space for a few pieces of furniture, which is why it’s important to focus on functionality. If you can find pieces of furniture that serve more than one purpose, you will get a lot more use out of the room. For example, you can get a small ottoman with a cushion on top, that you can use for storing things inside. You’ve got a seat but you also have some great storage without taking up any more space in the room. Finding these creative solutions is key to furnishing a small room.
Don’t turn your small rooms into a storage area for all of your junk, just follow these simple tips and you can create a great functional space.