Are you living the dream…in a small apartment or home? For many of us, it takes years to save up for the home, or apartment/condo, of our dreams. We usually start out small and make our way up to homes with more space than we know how to handle. So for now, how can you compensate for a serious lack of space?
Start by shying away from oversized furniture. Sectional sofas and dressers with 10 drawers are not for you. Instead, look for furniture with multiple purposes. A few weeks ago we mentioned platform beds with side drawers. This can make up for small dressers that do not provide you with ample storage space. Another bedroom alternative is a bed with room for storage bins underneath.
In terms of living room furniture, a loveseat is a comfy option. If you need additional seating, add an accent chair. Pick out a matching ottoman with a lid for even more storage space. Can’t fit a TV stand? Mount it on the wall and purchase vertical media storage.
Floating shelves work well in every room of the house, whether it be the bathroom, living room, or bedroom. They will leave you with a place to walk and the home will not look overcrowded with so many pieces of furniture.
Instead of a kitchen table, try a kitchen island against the wall with two counterstools. Or a kitchen cart that can be easily moved out of the way when cooking.