Tips on Choosing Furniture for Small Homes:

The most difficult part about decorating a small home is choosing the right furniture.

There may be too many different design/ furniture in your shopping list that might ruin your initial design plan. Definitely you would not want to over clutter your space too.

Use these tips here to make the most of your space and to choose the right furniture for small homes.


1) Choosing Furniture with High Legs 

Furniture with clean lines and exposed legs creates a visually lightweight look, which in turns making your interior look spacious. Another advantage of higher legs will means easy cleaning too. Making sure the standard iRobot (Height = 9cm) will be able to roam underneath it.


2) Choosing Light Colour Furniture 

Light-color furniture appears lighter than dark or boxy upholstered pieces.


3) Choosing Glass/ Translucent Furniture 

Translucent furniture pieces would make them look almost non-existence. It’s definitely a visual trick for small homes.

Take a look at these ghost chairs series here.


 4) Choosing Furniture with Double Usage 

Pick furniture with built-in storage to limit clutter. Typically, small homes are short on places to stash things. That’s why it’s so valuable to find furniture with storage included. Look for tables with drawers or shelves and ottomans with hidden compartments. Or a Coffee Table that double up as extra seatings when you have more visitors.


 5) Choosing Monochromatic Tone

Even if you include large pieces of furniture in a small room, if they come in simple, neutral and monochromatic color schemes they’ll appear to be lightweight and will better fit in. Use white furniture on white walls to make it disappear into the background.


6) Using Wallpaper & Mirror

Create a focal point, boost light and add depth all at once by papering a wall and hanging a mirror on top. Try positioning the mirror across a window, it will reflect the wide view outside, giving the impression of an extra window.


7) Keep it Skinny 

Furniture that is trim and fit will suit your small spaces best. In choosing a sofa, either pick one with skinny arms and a tight, upholstered back instead or look for slender legs design.

Take a look at these sleek frame collections here.


8) Completely Fill A Corner

Tuck in a custom fit furniture into your empty corner, you do not want to miss that space. Because it reads as just one piece, it helps the room feel uncluttered. A modern sectional with clean, straight lines works better in a small space than an overstuffed version.

And yes, you can custom made all etch&bolts design. Just list out the dimensions that you are looking for and that’s all you need to do.


9) Add Plants

Plants are a wonderful way to add depth to a small living room. Lush greenery softens corners and fools the eye into thinking there is more to the room than there really is. Plants are especially effective in corners and beside or behind chairs and sofas.


10) Avoid Too Much Contrasting Colour

If you can keep the furniture from contrasting, then your room will look just fine. You can always break rules when it comes to decorating small spaces because you don’t have as much area to work with, so it generally is not as noticeable.

Too much contrast will create too much focal point in the small area.


Seems too complicated? Feel free to get in touch with our stylists for home deco styling consultation before you make your purchases! Shop with ease at etch&bolts!