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7 Tips for Choosing Furniture that WON’T Cramp Your Style

Small Isle of Wight Living Room with Cute FurnitureIf your Isle of Wight rental house is sort of short on square footage, you may be feeling a bit cramped. Notwithstanding, you can make any small room feel bigger in an instant by choosing the right furnishings. By paying attention to a small number of very easy guiding principles and knowing what to look for, you can decorate a small space without crowding it – or surrendering on style or functionality. Henceforth, we’ve identified a few of the best furniture for small rooms or tight spaces in your home.

Less is More

One of the most relevant ways to furnish a small space is to choose items that don’t block your view. For example, glass or acrylic tables and open-sided bookcases can both effectively provide the function your room must have while making the room feel larger.

Slim Tables

Both side and kitchen tables in most cases cover up lots of space and can very easily overwhelm a small kitchen, dining room, or seating area. Opt for small or narrow tables, however, to make sure that you have tables when and where you need them. A very slim pub table set against the back of a sofa can double as a kitchen seating area without filling up all of your floor space. At the same time, a slim side table can add a place to keep remotes and lamps at hand while maximizing most of the open space in the room.

Corner Desk

One of the most underutilized areas in your home are your corners. So instead, why not set up that unused corner into a very cute office or workspace with a corner desk? There are plenty of different styles of corner desks to opt for, making it not difficult at all to look for one that will fit your décor and use it the way you want. Pair the desk with a slim chair for perfect utility and the right use of the space.

Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors are the best for allowing any tiny room to feel huge. A decorative mirror or two adds reflected light and a sense of more space. On the off chance that you have an empty wall, consider hanging a long, narrow mirror on it to add depth and light to the room. Or, apply mirrors to open up a cramped entryway, hallway, or bathroom.

Go Natural

Another process to make any room feel bigger is to bring in more natural light. Even supposing you may not have the massive windows, you can make the most use of what you do have by using white or light-colored window treatments, sheer curtains, and so on to allow the light to come through without cutting off your privacy.

Keep Accents Small

When decorating a small room, it’s imperative to assess the size of every décor item, not just the furniture. Large framed art, oversized pillows, overstuffed armchairs, or other accents may be gorgeous but in fact can crowd a small space and make it feel small. Alternatively, use accent pieces with slender profiles and smaller sizes to balance the look and feel of the room.

Double Duty

In small-sized rooms, you may not have space for multiple pieces of furniture with just one specific use. To get the most of functionality and space, try to decide on furniture that can be taken advantage of in plenty of ways. Take one example, a storage ottoman is an efficient way to give both style and a place to stash blankets or other items.

In the same manner, try to think outside the box when choosing furniture for each room. For instance, a buffet or sideboard can easily double as a TV stand, while a dresser could be effectively used as a place for immediate storage in just about any room. Please don’t get hung up on the intended purpose of each piece of furniture, but instead, determine the potential to make use of it in several new and creative ways.


Are you feeling very cramped in your current rental home and ready to move into something bigger? The Isle of Wight property managers in our office are here to help! Contact Real Property Management Dominion today, or you can view our listings online.

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