There could be a number of reasons why you have moved to a smaller space. It could be that you simply don’t need lots of rooms any more; perhaps your children have left home and you only have yourself to care for. Maybe you decided to downsize and focus less on material possessions and more on how you spend your time or who you spend it with. Maybe you have become suddenly single and have realised that you have too much space and want a fresh start somewhere new.
Whichever reason you have for moving to a smaller space, sometimes the furniture you have just will not do. It could be too big for the available space. It could be that now you need furniture to be multi-functional, making use of the available space in more than one way.
There are lots of ways that you can do this. One way is to look for furniture that has more than one use built-in. For instance, if you had a chest of drawers and a wardrobe, why not see if you can downsize to a smaller wardrobe perhaps with drawers underneath. That way you have better storage and your furniture takes up less space.
Another way of economizing with space is by using seating as storage. Purpose built storage with foam cushions on top makes great seating and you can get covered foam in any number of colours to suit your décor.
If you are really short of space you could design and have storage built to your specific needs. Some people have under bed storage and if you are really cunning with your design you can have a full cupboard and even a study under your bed space. Use shelving as steps to climb up onto the bed, underneath is a wardrobe, with a desk that lowers down in the middle. You can even get collapsible chairs to fit into the cupboards so that everything you need is under your bed.
One way to decide how you want your storage to be in a small space is to take a look at some of the innovative designs on YouTube. By looking at videos your mind will soon spark ideas and then you can take them along to a bespoke furniture provider. Nestatnumber20 will work with your designs and help you get your small space looking exactly as you want it.
Not everyone needs everything in one unit like they were living in a tiny New York apartment, but looking at how people utilize space is a good way to get ideas.
If you just want to explain how you want your furniture to be, scribble down some drawings and book an appointment with a furniture designer. It is well worth the investment to have furniture that maximizes your space and helps you make the most of what you have.
Whether you live in a small flat, or you are just generally downsizing, there are lots of ways to make the most of the space. Take measurements accurately and when you have a good floor plan, you can take all the dimensions to someone who can design furniture for you. That way you can pick their brain for good ideas too. Between the pair of you, you can work out a design that will fit the space you have and be pleasing to the eye.
When you choose furniture that is off the peg, so to speak, then you are allowing your own creative flow to pour into your environment. Helped by a professional you will get the perfect look for your small space.