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

Small Hot Springs Village Living Room with Cute FurnitureLiving in a Hot Springs Village rental house that has minimal square footage can seem a little cramped. However, with the right furnishings, any small room can feel instantly bigger. These guiding principles will help you know what to look for so you can decorate your small space without crowding it and still retain style and functionality. Below, we’ve listed some of the best furniture for small rooms or tight spaces in your home.

Less is More

One way to furnish a small space is to choose items that don’t block your view. You can use glass or acrylic tables and open-sided bookcases since both still serve their function while making the room feel bigger.

Slim Tables

Side and kitchen tables usually take up a lot of space in a small kitchen, living room, or seating area. Opt for small or narrow tables instead so that you can easily place them where you need them. You can also set a narrow pub table against the back of a sofa and it can do double duty as a kitchen seating area without taking additional floor space. You could also use a slim side table as a place to keep remotes and lamps at hand while maximizing the open space in the room.

Corner Desk

Corners are one of the most underutilized areas in any home. Why not convert that unused corner into an office or workspace with a corner desk? You can easily find a corner desk in a style that fits your decor and the way you want to use it. For maximum use of the space, pair the desk with a slim chair.

Mirror, Mirror

You can make any small room feel bigger with mirrors. One or two decorative mirrors will add reflected light and create a sense of more space. You can also add depth and light to a room by hanging a long, narrow mirror on an empty wall. Or, you can use mirrors to brighten a cramped entryway, hallway, or bathroom.

Go Natural

Bring in more natural light to make any room feel bigger. Even without big windows, you can let more light come through by using white or light-colored window treatments and sheer curtains.

Keep Accents Small

When decorating a small room, you have to keep in mind not just the furniture, but the size of every decor item as well. Big framed art, oversized pillows, overstuffed armchairs, and similar items can crowd an already small space. Instead, pick smaller-sized accent pieces with slender profiles to create balance in the room.

Double Duty

In small rooms, you don’t usually have the luxury of having space for furniture with individual uses. To maximize function and space, look for furniture that can be used for different purposes. A storage ottoman, for instance, can add style while also serving as a place to stash blankets or other items.

Try thinking out of the box when choosing furniture. For instance, a buffet or sideboard can be used as a TV stand, and a dresser as instant storage! Don’t be hung up on the intended purpose of a piece of furniture; instead, look for other creative ways it can be of use around your home.


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

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