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How to Arrange Furniture in a Small Space.

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

So there’s this gist that some of our staff were talking about the other day about a lady who wanted to buy some furniture for her house and she ordered a complete settee (sofas, all the works), a hardwood dining set, two occasional chairs for the anteroom area, brown sectionals and a TV console unit.

Of course, this was a nice buying decision for her and the furniture company, which was super excited about the revenue increase.

This excitement was immediately dimmed when they heard her house was a mini flat with space constraints. They couldn't fault her, because she doesn't understand the principle of maximizing space in buying furniture.

Did we mention the order was based on a juicy promotion advertised by the furniture company?
Ahhhh it was a good discount that just could not be passed off so she ordered without considering where she was going to put the items. You see, she was expecting her boyfriend to propose that month and the items would be theirs in a bigger house so the order was legit. Anyways she paid and the company started the production of the items......👊.

When it was time to deliver a month later, she said she wanted to put the delivery on hold indefinitely because her boyfriend wasn’t ready for marriage as she had thought😢🤦‍♀️....being a huge step for him (story for another day🤷‍♀️👀) Now here she was stuck with a huge furniture order and nowhere to store them.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, here are some tips to maximize space for your furniture.

Buy only the essentials that your house space can contain at the moment.

There is no point in buying furniture that will leave your space cramped. Rather, focus on minimalism if space is a constraint for you. The rule of thumb is often 3 sofas and a table.

Place Your Sofa along the Longest Wall

Whether it’s directly up against the wall or with space behind, it’s essential to have your large living room sofa alongside the largest wall in the room in order to maximize the available space. Large sofas extending out sideways from the wall can make a living room feel cramped very quickly.

Buy Round-Edged Tables

There’s nothing worse than banging your knee or stubbing your toe on the edge of a coffee table. This is certainly more likely to happen when there is a space constraint, so avoid sharp-cornered tables and opt for rounded edges instead.

Optimize Storage Spaces

There is no point in buying a different drawer when your bed can come with built-in drawers. Look for furniture pieces that provide storage solutions, such as beds with built-in drawers, or shelves that can be mounted on walls. Maximize vertical space by using tall bookcases or wall-mounted shelves.

Invest in furniture that serves multiple purposes. For example, a sofa bed can be used for seating during the day and as a bed for guests at night. A dining table with foldable sides can save space when not in use.


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