Downsizing with Style: 3 Tips for Furnishing Your New, Smaller Home


If you're considering moving to a smaller home or apartment, you're likely thinking about the furniture that will fit and how to make the space look stylish and comfortable. Downsizing can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to deciding what to keep and what to leave behind. But fear not, as we have compiled a list of our top 3 tips for furnishing your new, smaller abode.

Tip 1: Decide Your Style

The first step in furnishing your new home is to decide your style. Do you want to go for a clean, modern look and start afresh, or do you prefer a more eclectic style with a mix of old and new? Whatever your preference, it's important to decide on a cohesive look for your home that reflects your personality and makes you feel comfortable. If you're going for a mix of old and new, consider investing in a new dining table and beautiful sofa, but keep your old coffee table and sideboard to create a more eclectic feel. To tie everything together, add in some cool new lamps and a rug.


Tip 2: Think About Scale

It's a common misconception that smaller spaces require small furniture. In fact, some larger pieces can actually make a room look more spacious. Consider using a few larger pieces, such as a sectional sofa or a statement dining table, to anchor the room and make it feel more substantial. You can then add smaller pieces, such as accent chairs or side tables, to fill out the space.

Tip 3: Ensure Your Furniture Fits (Literally)

While it may seem obvious, it's essential to ensure that your furniture not only fits in your new home, but that you can physically get it in. Don't go ordering a 2.8mt dining table if your lift is only 2.4mt deep and you're on the 11th floor. It could end up being a very expensive mistake! Measure your new space carefully, including doorways, lifts, and stairs, to ensure that your furniture will fit comfortably.

With these tips in mind, you'll be able to furnish your new, smaller space so it looks fabulous and feels like home. By thinking about scale, ensuring your furniture fits and keeping things cohesive, you'll create a beautiful space that you love living, in and sharing with family and friends. So go ahead, downsize and enjoy your wonderful new lifestyle!

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