You’re temporarily relocating to a short-term lease apartment, and the space may be a little smaller than what you’re used to in your own home. Fortunately, you can use rented furniture to make the rooms in your apartment feel larger. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing and arranging your furniture.
Move Furniture Away from the Wall
It might seem counterintuitive to move furniture away from the walls in a small room—after all, you probably feel like you should maximize the space. However, having several large furniture items (such as a sofa and loveseat) pushed up against the wall can make the space feel more cramped. By leaving at least a couple of inches between the wall and bigger furniture items, you’ll make the room look more open.
Choose Sofas and Chairs with Exposed Legs
Sofas and chairs with exposed legs (as opposed to a skirt or a box shape) help create a greater sense of openness, since there is space visible between the legs.
Avoid Heavy Curtains
Heavy, dark-colored curtains will absorb light rather than reflecting it, making a small room feel even smaller. Consider leaving windows free of treatments, or choosing shutters or lightweight cloth blinds if you’re concerned about privacy.
Keep Rugs Minimal and Light-Colored
If your short-term apartment has a living area with hardwood floors, you may just want to leave the floors bare, since rugs with bright colors or busy patterns can contribute to the cluttered look of a small room. If you do want to add rugs, consider adding something in a solid light color—a minimalist approach will help make the room look larger.
Add a Mirror
Adding a mirror to one of your walls is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a room appear larger. Try placing a mirror directly across from a window; the mirror will reflect light and make the room feel airier.
Choose a Few Larger Accent Pieces
Adding a lot of little knick-knacks or wall hangings to a room can make the space feel cramped. Opt for a few larger decorative items (such as a large painting and a potted tree) to give the room character without creating a sense of clutter.
Choosing a Furniture Package
Don’t want to spend a lot of time searching for the right furniture to make a room look larger? The great thing about Corporate Furniture Leasing is that you can choose a furniture package that meets your needs and have everything delivered to your door. We have furniture packages in a range of styles, and you can add individual items to any package. You can even select decorative items, such as prints, paintings, mirrors, or plants.
Contact us to learn more.