How to Choose Furniture Pieces For Small Spaces

April 26, 2021

Does your home feel cramped? The giant multi-cushioned sofa in the living room, the bed with an elaborate headboard, all are adding to the clutter? Worry not! April & Oak is here to advise you on how to choose furniture pieces that complement small spaces.

Light, Compact Furniture - Small, light furniture works in small spaces. It's time to chuck out the old, bulky armchair and bring in low, compact settees and acrylic chairs. Furniture that doesn't extend down till the floor creates a sense of open space. Round Coffee Tables with slender base ensures that no one runs into sharp corners and also renders a soft look to the room. The furniture and drapery should be in block colours and smooth fabric to look less imposing.

A small bedroom needs an ensemble bed and not one with a high headboard and fancy trimmings. A low bed with two side tables with slender legs will be your best friend for a cosy - breezy bedroom. The bedside tables could be adorned with a simple lampshade or a pendant light.

A round, glass-top dining table will not only make your dining area look more spacious but will also have space to squeeze in an extra chair when required. Chairs that you can fully tuck in under the dining table look good and save space too. High back chairs or ones in dark, heavy wood are strict no-no’s in a small space.

Multi-purpose Furniture - Low-backed sofas that you can convert into a pull-out bed, nested tables that can be used as coffee tables too, poufs and ottomans that can double up as leg rest or side tables when needed are great fixtures for small homes. A stack of tools tucked away in a corner can be simply unstacked when there are extra heads to be seated. A low bench can serve as a coffee table as well as an extra seat at the dining table. A mini parsons desk can be your workstation or alternately used as a bar or kitchen table. All these pieces of furniture can make a bold statement in a room, yet be highly functional too.

Shelves - Wall-mounted shelves serve their purpose as well as keep the floor space free. Shelves that can either be erected upright or laid sideways are greats additions to small spaces. While upright shelves can create a sense of height, sturdy sleeves laid sideways can act as an extra bench to sit as well.

Accessories - Not just the furniture, but the accessories can also make or break the extent of space in a room. Strategically placed mirrors have always been used to make a room look bigger, brighter, and glamorous. Place more than one mirror side-by-side and watch the reflection create a wondrous sense of space in your room. A mirror placed opposite an open window will make your room far more spacious than it is.

A large, patterned rug or a small, plush one - both are capable of making a bold statement in a room, diverting attention from cramped space.

Add a focal point in your room with a painting or two but make sure not to clutter the space with too much artwork.

Pieces of Furniture are like ornaments of a home. Too much of it can make you feel claustrophobic and too less inconvenient and embarrassing for you. Choose the right ones for your space, visit April & Oak today.


Carlos Diaz
I believe in making the impossible possible because there’s no fun in giving up. Travel, design, fashion and current trends in the field of industrial construction are topics that I enjoy writing about.

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