In today’s day-and-age, many people are foregoing large homes for more compact condo living. This is largely due to the increasing popularity of urban living and city lifestyle. However, just because you’re living in a smaller space does not mean you have to give up your wood furniture. Today we will be giving tips on maximizing your small space!
Be Smart With Your Layout
When creating a living space for your condo, it’s important to be smart with the layout of your furniture. At the end of the day, the goal is to give the appearance of more space than you actually have, and this can be achieved by strategically placing your furniture to give the appearance of openness.
For example, a common mistake many people make is backing their sofas right to the wall. The mindset is by doing this, you will have more space in the centre. While this is true, this is also going to make the room appear more closed. By taking your sofa off the wall by as little as a foot, you are going to make your living space appear more open.
Don’t Be Afraid To Downsize
When living in a smaller space, it’s important to note that not all furniture will transfer over well. For example, a dining room table that seats 10 is likely not going to fit in well in a small-sized condo. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t still stylize your place!
One great example of optimizing for your small space is by decorating in a cafe style. This means using items such as this 30X30 Small Kitchen Table to accentuate the room. Not only does this give your home more flair - but it’s also efficient! You can also use folding tables to your advantage if you know there will be times where you need to seat a few more people.
Believe it or not, something as simple as the colour of your furniture can make a big difference on how we perceive the size of a room. For example, using very light or dark colours can give the appearance of depth to a room, and in turn make it appear larger than it is. Medium shades, on the other hand, can make the room appear smaller - so stay away from medium shades!
Mixing and matching very light and dark colours create a contrast with each other, so strategically use this to your advantage when picking out furniture. Do it right, and you can make even the smallest of spaces appear much larger!
With the ever-growing popularity of condo living, it’s important that you use furniture to your advantage. If you’re currently planning for your new living space, browse our wide selection of wood furniture. Find the right piece of furniture for any living space!