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

Small Ewa Beach Living Room with Cute FurnitureIf your Ewa Beach rental house has limited square footage, you might feel a little cramped. But any small room can instantly feel bigger with the right furnishings. With some simple guiding principles and knowing what to look for, you can easily style a small, functional space without crowding it. Below, we’ve listed some of the best furniture for small rooms or tight spaces in your home.

Less is More

When you furnish a small space, it is important to choose items that don’t block your view. For instance, glass or acrylic tables and open-sided bookcases are both functional and make your room feel bigger.

Slim Tables

Side and kitchen tables usually occupy a lot of space and can easily crowd a small kitchen, dining room, or seating area. Opt for small or narrow tables that you can set up wherever you need them. You can also set a narrow pub table against the back of a sofa and it can do double duty as a kitchen seating area without taking additional floor space. Slim side tables are also a great way to keep remotes and lamps at hand while still saving space.

Corner Desk

Corners are often underutilized areas in a home. That unused corner can be transformed into a little office or workspace just by adding a corner desk. You can easily find a corner desk in a style that fits your decor and the way you want to use it. For maximum use of the space, pair the desk with a slim chair.

Mirror, Mirror

Make any small room feel bigger by using mirrors. One or two decorative mirrors will add reflected light and create a sense of more space. A long, narrow mirror on an empty wall also adds depth and light to the room. Or, you can use mirrors to brighten a cramped entryway, hallway, or bathroom.

Go Natural

Natural lighting also makes a room feel bigger. Even if you don’t have big windows, you can still maximize the light you are getting by using white or light-colored window treatments, sheer curtains, and the like so you can let more light in without giving up your privacy.

Keep Accents Small

The size of every decor item –not just the furniture– is important when it comes to decorating small rooms. While large framed art, oversized pillows, or overstuffed armchairs may look pretty, they can easily crowd a small space. Accent pieces with slender profiles and smaller sizes look better in small rooms.

Double Duty

In small rooms, you don’t usually have the luxury of having space for furniture with individual uses. Multi-use furniture allows you to maximize functionality and space. For example, a storage ottoman adds style while serving as a hiding place for blankets or other loose items.

It is also good to think out of the box when choosing furniture for your rooms. For instance, a buffet or sideboard can be used as a TV stand and a dresser as instant storage! Avoid being hung up on the intended purpose of each furniture piece, and instead, look for its potential to serve a different creative purpose.


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

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