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

Small Wyckoff Living Room with Cute FurnitureIf your Wyckoff rental house has limited square footage, you might feel a little cramped. But any small room can instantly feel bigger with the right furnishings. With some simple guiding principles and knowing what to look for, you can easily style a small, functional space without crowding it. 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 example, glass or acrylic tables and open-sided bookcases are both functional and they make a room feel bigger.

Slim Tables

Other common items that often overwhelm a small kitchen, dining room, or seating area are side and kitchen tables. Opt for small or narrow tables that you can set up wherever you need them. You can also set a narrow pub table against the back of a sofa so it can do double duty as a kitchen seating area without taking additional floor space. A slim side table can be a place to store remotes and lamps while optimizing room space.

Corner Desk

One of the most underutilized areas in your home is your corners. Why not convert that unused corner into an office or workspace with a corner desk? With the many styles of corner desks available, you can easily find one that fits your decor and intended way to use it. To get the best use of space, pair the desk with a slim chair.

Mirror, Mirror

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

Go Natural

Bringing in more natural light will also make a room feel bigger. Even without big windows, you can let more light come through by using white or light-colored window treatments and sheer curtains.

Keep Accents Small

The size of every decor item –not just the furniture– is important when it comes to decorating small rooms. While large framed art, oversized pillows, or overstuffed armchairs may look pretty, they can easily crowd a small space. Accent pieces with slender profiles and smaller sizes look better in small rooms.

Double Duty

In small rooms, you don’t usually have the luxury of having space for furniture with individual uses. Multi-use furniture allows you to maximize functionality and space. For example, a storage ottoman adds style while serving as a hiding place for blankets or other loose items.

It is also good to think out of the box when choosing furniture for your rooms. You might not need a TV stand if you get a buffet or sideboard instead. A dresser can also be instant storage in any room. This is an opportunity for you to see and explore the potential to use furniture in different and creative ways.


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

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