These days, people like living in tiny houses. For them, putting the furniture can be an overwhelming task. Furnishing a tiny space may seem like a new experience for them. It may be hard for them to get started on maximizing the tiny hole in their new house. Worry not because we have prepared some tips to make furnishing your small house not as daunting as you think it is.
Decide On What You Need
Depending on where you previously lived, you may have little or too much furniture. Deciding on which item you need and can dispose of is a good start. Which things do you want to keep and replace? Give it careful thought. Once you have decided what to keep and dispose of, you can consider selling some of your stuff to get additional cash you can use for buying new furniture. Do an inventory of your stuff and classify them into things you love and want to keep, things you don’t love and can sell or give away, and things that you need but are replaceable. You can also consider donating some of your pre-loved items.
Start With The Basics
A rule of thumb is to always start with the basics. It is best to put up carpet or paint the wall before moving the furniture into the house. Before the move, think of what changes you want to make to the current interior. For the walls, do you want to change the existing paint color or patch up holes? For the floor, do you prefer carpet, hardwood floor, tiles, or vinyl? These are significant decisions you can make before your move. You can do all of these workdays before moving in. Decide on what you can DIY and what is best done by professionals.
Be Creative With Storage
Figuring out where to store stuff can be a lot of hard work. There are two storage tips you can practice- “store up” and “store under” in small houses when it comes to storage. Bookshelves that reach up to the ceiling take up too much floor space compared to one that reaches halfway. You can use the racks to hang pots and cans as well as wine glasses. Under the bed is a good place for storing winter clothes in the summer and vice versa. Decorative boxes are good for storing things under side tables. There is also furniture that has hidden storage that is also suitable for hiding things.
Start With The Most Important Rooms
So you have decided to buy furniture? How do you get started? Begin with the most important rooms first. The living room and bedroom may be worth prioritizing as this is where you and members of your family spend the most time. You can’t prioritize your pantry unless you already have a decent place to sleep or entertain your guests. For your bedroom, invest in a quality bed and mattress. Decide on a theme you want to have for your bedroom. For the living room, a couch serves as the centerpiece worth investing in. A smart TV or entertainment center is also a good piece of furniture worth putting your money on.
Make Your Space Look And Feel Bigger
There are many ways you can make a small room look bigger. Painting the room white will make the small room look spacious and make them feel airy. Artworks hanging on the wall and fixing curtains above the window will make any room look taller. Lastly, strategically placing your mirror will create a feeling of depth and brighten any room by reflecting light. Furnishing your small house doesn’t have to be daunting. These tips will help make adding furniture to your home a positive experience.