I often have clients telling me they are struggling to furnish their space because it’s so small. I LOVE this challenge! I designed many projects during my time in Chicago that had very unique, small rooms, and I currently have a very small and awkward space in my own home. So many people feel that they have to buy smaller scale furniture for these rooms, but that is definitely not the case. Just keep in mind, in these types of spaces, less is more!
1. Look for pieces that have cleaner, more simplistic lines, and only buy things that are a MUST for the room.
2. Keep in mind the function of the space. Think about using a unique ottoman or garden stool as an end table. If you’re entertaining, it quickly becomes an additional seat if needed.
3. Bring multiple types of materials into the room as well to give it some visual interest. Think about mixing your tables, bringing in glass, metal and even a mirror of some sort. These reflective surfaces help to spread light and sparkle around the room and keep it feeling a bit more airy.
4. Don’t be intimidated by your small space! Have some fun with it, and just think about what purpose each piece brings to the space.