Many people nowadays are turning away from living in large homes. Instead, in Oregon and elsewhere, some people prefer to live simply in small spaces. Their homes or apartments are usually between 600 and 1,000 square feet. From tiny homes to bungalows or one-room rentals, many find that living small has distinct advantages. For those who choose to live in a small home, a well-organized, multi-purpose room is essential. Even if you aren’t downsizing, a versatile room is a bonus because it makes the most of your home’s space.

Storage is key

A large, fancy coffee table might look amazing, but if you want your small living space to serve as a storage space too, you should consider a table that could also serve as a storage area. There are a variety of storage coffee tables available, or consider ottomans that could serve as footrests or tables as well as a way to store blankets, pillows, toys, or other items that you don’t always need access to.

Pull-out furniture

Sleeper sofas, futons, or a nice recliner could all be useful ways to maximize your living space. If you don’t have a guest room but still want to be able to offer a place for your friends or family to stay when they get into town, these items could be comfortable and serve in several functional ways.

Expandable tables

If you have a small dining area in your home but still love to entertain, consider buying an expandable table. These are great solutions because you can fold them out to seat multiple people when you have dinner guests, but when you’re done, they can go back to being a one- or two-seater. They’re small, affordable, and come in a variety of designs.

Use light colors in decorating

If you have a small room to work with in your home, decorating in light colors is key to making the place feel bigger. Dark colors can make the room feel closed in and smaller than it really is, whereas white and other light and bright colors can make the room feel larger and open.

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Living in a small home gives you the opportunity to cozy up and enjoy life’s adventures in your very own space. If you need furniture ideas for your large, medium or small place, visit our showroom at Broadway Furniture. We’ll help you find the right pieces at the right prices.

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