In the wake of the United States’ economic crisis, many are trying to find a solution to a world of uncertainty; downsizing seems to be the best way to finding any form of a solution.
More and more people are enchanted with the idea of building tiny homes, as others are moving into apartments, condominium or town-homes with small rooms. Living in a tiny home, townhouse, an apartment, or a condo can sometimes mean having to fit many items into rooms too small to hold them all, at first glance.
When placing furniture in a living room most people chose dark furniture because it is design-friendly, but the darkest furniture needs much leg room as they often seem to block passages and take up more floor space than is desirable.
When choosing furniture for a small area, it is best to choose light colors such as cream, white and light blues that make the room seem larger.
When selecting furniture with limited space, we have to pay close attention to the weight and the size of the objects.
The question of how many pieces have legs and how many have a box shape is also an important factor in finding the right furniture.
Believe it or not, how many pieces and the color of the furniture makes a difference: furniture in lighter colors goes further in making your small space feel larger than those in darker colors can.
Most people decorate their living rooms with a combination of box-shaped furniture and furniture with legs, such as a wooden or glass coffee table, two matching end tables, or sofa tables.
However, these all give the appearance of a cramped space, even if the piece itself is rather small. Here are some tips for fitting as much furniture as possible into a tight living room and still getting it to look more spacious:
- Figure out early what size of furniture is right for the living space you have to work with. Measure the room and the furniture items by hand if you need to; you have to make sure that you will have enough space to move around and fit other objects and other people.
- Consider lighter colors for the furniture. Darker colors take up the surrounding space, but light colors make any room seem larger.
- Try to avoid furniture with legs or a box shape. These types of furniture often take up most of the view of the floor, making the room seem smaller.
- Slim or vertical furniture works best in a small room. Vertical furniture, in particular, will emphasize the height of the room. Furniture that can serve this purpose includes tall corner lamps, shelves, grandfather clocks, jars, and vases.
- Even if you find a perfectly sized, light colored, slim, vertical piece of furniture, you should still take care to avoid having that perfect piece be a sofa or couch. Sofas and couches are often too big for smaller living rooms. Try substituting in chairs and love seats instead; they can be as comfortable as sofas or couches and save space in your living room at the same time.
- If you want a coffee table for your room, look for glass instead of wood or other solid material. Glass is effective at reflecting light and allowing light into the living room. More light means that more space can be seen in the room, making it look bigger.
- Every bit as important as finding the right furniture for the living room is maintaining the tidiness. Objects that are of no use in the room will only create a mess and, even worse, compete with your other furniture for space and with the floor for visibility.
- Add accessories and decorations to the room. As with the furniture, choosing smaller pieces will allow to you have a higher number of different decorations in the room. It might also be a good idea to put a few fair-sized fixtures in the corners to act as accents, but always take care not to put so many accessories that the room just ends up feeling cluttered.
- Make sure that the chamber matches. Curtains, throw pillows, rugs, and carpets do not have to be of the same color, but they should at least mesh well with the color of your furniture. A small, elegantly patterned vase might help to accentuate space a bit.
Three ways to make living in a tiny house feel huge and more comfortable!
#1: Sleep in the small bedroom
When most people hear tiny house, they feel it means living cramps up, but the tiny house and small rooms do not say you have to be cramped.
Most tiny homes consist of two bedrooms in which it has one bedroom slightly larger than the other. The biggest room is the “masters,” and the smaller room is for the child, or the guest if the child has moved from home.
You can fit mainly your bed – no room to fit much more so, please avoid the temptations to use it for providing much stuff. Most tiny home’s rooms consist of a hotel like experience.
It is a small room that provide– a space for a bed, two nightstands, lamps, and enough room to spread out the luggage.
The small closet is only big enough for limited clothes, as a matter of fact, because the space is so small; it is a high threshold for clutter if you try forcing much stuff and too many clothes into it.
However, you do not have to give into the clutter of invasion, just use the space just as it is.