Finding Furniture and Appliances
for Small Homes
A small home may be a cute thing, but it is often difficult to
furnish and accessorize because of the lack of space. However,
there is no need to cram furniture and appliances in a small space,
but choose every element carefully and judiciously.
To start with, small living rooms are no longer an uncommon thing,
given the soaring high prices of properties. Since the living
room is the place where family and friends gather daily, thus
the focal point of the entire home, many people are interested
in creative ways of arranging it if they do not have plenty of
space to work with.
The first thing to do is to determine what pieces of furniture
are actually essential for your living room. There is no need
to purchase any piece of furniture that does not have a functional
role in the room, because you will end up cramming the place without
reason. Next, decide which piece of furniture you want as a focal
point in your room.
This can be the TV, your entertainment center or a simple coffee
table. If your funds allow it, try to invest in a flat screen
TV, as this will help you free up a lot of space. Next, choose
a sofa to go opposite the focal point of the room. If you have
enough space between the two points, you can choose coffee table,
but make sure you are not blocking the traffic with it.
The central piece of a bedroom is, of course, the bed and there
are some things that you can do in order to save space when choosing
a bed. For instance, if you are furnishing a children's room,
bunk beds would be an excellent solution, because they save a
lot of space, look great and provide the kids with lots of fun.
For the master bedroom, try to choose a bed with a metallic frame,
which tends to occupy less space than massive oak furniture. Storage
space may also be an issue in small bedrooms, so you may try to
select a bed with storage space underneath in order to have enough
room for all your seasonal clothing. As for the wardrobe, you
could consider the type that can be built into a wall in order
to save up some more space.
Finally, a small kitchen may seem difficult to furnish, but this
is not always the case. The advice to only purchase necessary
items goes without saying. When choosing furniture and appliances,
consider the layout of your kitchen and make sure everything will
be stored logically and will always be at hand. The secret to
make the most out of a small kitchen is to keep everything in
This way, you will not find yourself endlessly looking for an
item you need under dozens of other things. Make sure you maintain
the traffic to a minimum, especially if there are several people
living in the same house.
These are but a few tips on furnishing a small house. If you
put your mind to it, you can think of hundreds of ways to downsize
and simplify your life especially if you're prone to be a packrat
or hoarder. In fact, if you are a hoarder this may be just what
the doctor ordered. :)