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

Small Bellaire Living Room with Cute FurnitureIf your Bellaire rental house has limited square footage, you might feel a little cramped. But when you have the right furnishings, you can make any small room feel instantly bigger. These guiding principles will help you know what to look for so you can decorate your small space without crowding it and still retain style and functionality. Below, we’ve listed some of the best furniture for small rooms or tight spaces in your home.

Less is More

When furnishing a small space, pick 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 often hog floor space in an already small kitchen, dining room, or seating area. Opt for small or narrow tables instead so that you can easily place them where you need them. You can also save floor space with a narrow pub table that also serves as a kitchen seating area when set against the back of a sofa You could also use a slim side table as a place to keep remotes and lamps at hand while maximizing the open space in the room.

Corner Desk

Corners are one of the most underutilized areas in any home. Why not convert that unused corner into an office or workspace with 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. Make the most of the space by pairing the desk with a slim chair.

Mirror, Mirror

Make any small room feel bigger by using mirrors. Use a decorative mirror or two to reflect more light and a sense of more space. Bring light into the room with a long, narrow mirror hung on an empty wall. In addition, mirrors can also open up an otherwise cramped entryway, hallway, or bathroom.

Go Natural

You can also take advantage of natural light to make 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

When decorating a small room, you have to keep in mind not just the furniture, but the size of every decor item as well. Large framed art, oversized pillows, overstuffed armchairs, or other similar accents may look beautiful but can make a small space feel even smaller. You can, instead, choose accent pieces in smaller sizes and slender profiles to balance the room’s look and feel.

Double Duty

Small rooms can rarely accommodate multiple pieces of furniture that serve only a single purpose. Instead, choose furniture that has multiple uses to maximize functionality and space. A storage ottoman, for instance, can add style while also serving as a place to stash blankets or other items.

Try thinking out of the box when choosing furniture. A buffet or sideboard can serve as a TV stand, while a dresser can be instant storage in any room. Don’t be hung up on the intended purpose of a piece of furniture; instead, look for other creative ways it can be of use around your home.


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

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