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

Small Owasso Living Room with Cute FurnitureLiving in an Owasso rental house that is a bit short on square footage can feel a little cramped. But with the right furnishings, your small room can seem a lot bigger. You can decorate a small space without crowding it or sacrificing style and functionality by following these simple guiding principles. 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 instead so that you can easily place them where you need them. A narrow pub table set against the back of a sofa can serve as a kitchen seating area without taking much floor space. 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 choose from many styles of corner desks to fit your decor and purpose. To get the best use of space, pair the desk with a slim chair.

Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors make any small room feel bigger. A decorative mirror not only adds reflected light but gives a sense of more space as well. A long, narrow mirror on an empty wall also adds depth and light to the room. In addition, mirrors can also open up an otherwise cramped entryway, hallway, or bathroom.

Go Natural

Bring in more natural light to make any 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. 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 hardly allow space for furniture with only one use. To maximize function and space, look for furniture that can be used for different purposes. A storage ottoman serves a double purpose as a stylish seating place as well as a receptacle for blankets or other items.

When choosing furniture for your rooms, try to think out of the box. A buffet or sideboard can serve as a TV stand, while a dresser can be instant storage in any room. 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 Owasso property managers in our office are here to help! Contact Real Property Management Abound today, or you can view our listings online.

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