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

Small Bangor Living Room with Cute FurnitureIf your Bangor rental house is slightly short on square footage, you may be feeling somewhat cramped. However, you can make any small room feel, in a blink, bigger by choosing the right furnishings. By following some easy guiding principles and knowing what to look for, you can decorate a small space without crowding it – or forsaking style or functionality. Accordingly, we’ve described here a few of the best furniture for small rooms or tight spaces in your home.

Less is More

One of the most crucial approaches to furnish a small space is to choose items that don’t block your view. For instance, glass or acrylic tables and open-sided bookcases can both bring about the function your room should have while making the room feel wide.

Slim Tables

Both side and kitchen tables commonly use up some space and can completely overwhelm a small kitchen, dining room, or seating area. Opt for small or narrow tables hence to see to it that you have tables when and where you need them. A slim pub table set against the back of a sofa can double as a kitchen seating area without consuming all of your floor space. Additionally, a slim side table can provide space to keep remotes and lamps at hand while truly maximizing the open space in the room.

Corner Desk

The other most underutilized area in your home is your corners. Conversely, why not make that unused corner into a petite office or workspace with a corner desk? There are lots of different styles of corner desks to select from, making it simple to see one that will fit your décor and the way you need to use it. Pair the desk with a slim chair for the greatest utility and the excellent use of the space.

Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors are best for rendering any little room feel spacious. A decorative mirror or two adds reflected light and a sense of more space. If, in any case, you have an empty wall, give thought to hanging a long, narrow mirror on it to increase depth and light to the room. Or, have mirrors to open up a cramped entryway, hallway, or bathroom.

Go Natural

Another strategy to make any room feel bigger is to bring in more natural light. Granting that you may not have the widest windows, you can make excellent use of what you do have by using white or light-colored window treatments, sheer curtains, and so on to help the light to come through without forsaking your privacy.

Keep Accents Small

When decorating a small room, it’s critical to assess the size of every décor item, not just the furniture. Large framed art, oversized pillows, overstuffed armchairs, or other accents may be attractive, but, however, can crowd a small space and make it feel small. On the contrary, have accent pieces with slender profiles and smaller sizes to balance the look and feel of the room.

Double Duty

In smaller rooms, you may not have space for multiple pieces of furniture with just one use. To take full advantage of functionality and space, try to pick out furniture that can be put to use in multiple ways. For instance, a storage ottoman is the best way to provide both styles and a place to stash blankets or other items.

In the same vein, try to think outside the box when choosing furniture for each room. By way of example, a buffet or sideboard can easily double as a TV stand, while a dresser could be used in order to provide instant storage in just about any room. Please don’t get hung up on the intended purpose of each piece of furniture, conversely, find the potential to take advantage of it in new and creative ways.


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

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