room-with-flowers-165422_640If you’re living in a small place, such as an apartment, decorating can be tricky. It’s important to arrange your furniture so as to make use of all available space. That isn’t always easy, and you might have to put some of your larger pieces in storage, but even a small space can be attractive and livable if you know a few furniture tips for small spaces. Take a look at these easy hacks to make the most of your small space.

Prioritize First

  • If you’re in a small apartment, or if you plan to move to one, your life will be so much easier if you prioritize your belongings. Which pieces are essential, and which can be put into storage? If you have a tiny apartment, it makes no sense to stumble over objects you use only occasionally, such as sports merchandise, luggage, or off-season clothing. Box these items up and put them in storage. It will free up space in your apartment, or if you haven’t yet moved, it will save you time and expense of moving day.

Use wall and ceiling space.

  • Use every possible surface to store your things. Use shelves and cases to stack items to the ceiling. If possible, mount larger items such as cleaning appliances or sporting goods to the wall.  If you can, mount a hanging rack to the ceiling and use overhead space to store your clothes or your kitchen utensils.

Use stackable items.

  • Buy chairs, bar stools and tables that can be stacked, so they take up less space when not in use.

Make floor space do double duty.

  • Use space under your bed, tables, sofa and sinks to store shoes, linens, records or supplies.

Arrange pieces back-to-back.

  • If you have a sofa, you can push a table right up to its back. Push the back of your chest of drawers up against the back of your bed.

Consider installing a wall bed.

  • If you have a serious shortage of space, buy a wall bed. A wall bed can be folded up into a cabinet or closet when not in use.

Create “rooms.”

  • If you have a one-room apartment, you can create separate “rooms” using screens or curtains.

If you plan to move to a smaller space, but haven’t yet, consider using a furniture disassembly service. A furniture pro will disassemble your furniture, move it to your new space, and reassemble it there. This service will make chores such as a sofa delivery a great deal easier, and will help avoid many potential moving day calamities such as scuffed, torn or stuck furniture. It can also prevent this large piece from becoming an obstacle in your apartment as you move other smaller furniture in.

There are many knowledgeable furniture movers in NYC who can help make your move to a small space easier. If you take advantage of their services, and use these tips to maximize your space, your small apartment will be more efficient, more attractive, and more comfortable to live in.