Home décor in Houston, MO is not a one-size-fits-all operation. While some people may look for multi-piece furniture ensembles for an expansive living room, others remain in a studio apartment just looking to keep it somewhat comfortable. Inappropriate and overly large furniture makes moving within your living space impossible. To find the best options for furnishing and decorating your small living space, here are five tips.
Go up instead of out
The trick to making the best use of floor space is to seek pieces with a reduced footprint. If you need a stand for your TV and you also have books and Blu-ray discs to store, several small pieces of furniture will not serve you well. Instead, consider something tall but small. A system that holds your TV and climbs your walls with shelving can prove optimal when you do not have much room. Plus, it also looks attractive and less cluttered, which only adds to the overall appeal.
Make use of every nook and cranny
Not all apartments are well designed. Some seem to contain a lot of wasted space. Built-in bookshelves where the shelves start halfway up and then leave a blank space below may seem to leave useless space. However, when you think about it, you may be able to put a small laptop desk there, which means less furniture that has to occupy your main floor space.
If a development in your living quarters doesn’t seem to make sense, try to think it through creatively. Instead of obsessing over what does not fit, think about what does. Desks, shorter bookshelves and even kitchen islands can fit almost anywhere.
Walls: they aren’t just for pictures
Framed prints, original art and favorite photography all beg to be featured in your apartment. Concentrate decoration on the walls of your main rooms. For bathrooms and bedrooms, consider walls a way to expand storage. Put in wall shelves for your books and other items. Shelves in bathrooms can expand limited counter space and simplify storage of essential items. There may even be room and appropriate studs on a bathroom wall for an additional cabinet. Before you hang pictures, consider the storage possibilities first, as wall fixtures mean no footprint on floor space.
Go for lighter colors
Light colors for furniture and walls will make a space seem bigger. Sometimes, it is not the actual space that leads to frustration and lower moods, but the perception of that space. If you make it seem larger and more expansive, you will feel less claustrophobic. That will literally give you space to breathe.
Using curtains or screen dividers can give the impression of multiple rooms. If you have a studio and want to separate your sleeping area from the rest of the apartment, just putting up a curtain will give you that illusion. The same is true if there is home office space or dining space that you want separated from the TV room. Sometimes, we need to feel like we are cocooning into a retreat and giving an impression of separate space will help.
Crowleys Homeworks offers furniture and home décor in Houston, MO with many options for small homes. Visit our showroom today to see what can catch your eye without crowding your home.