Living Small

May 10, 2016

Whether you are downsizing or purchasing your first condo, here are some tips for making a small space more functional.

Tip #1 Find Furniture that can serve dual functions. Try an American Leather sofa bed in the living room if you lack a guest room or Lillian August nesting tables that can be pushed together to make a cocktail table.

You can also consider a Sherrill Furniture upholstered ottoman or Bernhardt bench. They can be used as a cocktail table when a tray is added.

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Tip #2 It is important to consider space saving furniture like Fine Furniture and Designs drop leaf Console table. You might also want to consider tables that change heights like this Classic Home Crank Table, it can be used as a night stand, end table, entry way table and more!

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Tip #3 Mirrors, Mirrors, Mirrors! When trying to create an open airy feel in a tight space, consider mirrored buffets, entertainment units, chests and or a wall sized leaner mirror. A mirror will create the illusion that a space is bigger than it actually is. Bernhardt’s Marquesa Collection features many beautiful mirrored surfaces.

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McElheran's Fine Furniture and Design

 

Tip #4 The size and shape of your furniture also becomes important. You might want to consider chairs and sofas that are armless like Thayer Coggin’s Wright Sofa.

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Furniture that comes in a rounded shape is also space saving and fun. For instance Precedent’s curved sofas and ottoman

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Tip #5 When considering how to save space in your dining area, you could also think about dining tables that have flip tops and using a bench in place of bulky kitchen chairs like this Hickory White Drake Dining Table

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