Grand and stately pieces of furniture are ideal for large rooms. A dark wood hutch in the dining room that takes up half a wall, for example, quickly becomes the focal point of that room. Old houses, luxury homes, large estates, and high-end condominiums have huge rooms that can accommodate grand furniture. Today, the average home is built smaller to conserve space, and increase energy-efficiency. Studio apartments, shared spaces with roommates, and modular homes are becoming the norm as the population continues to grow, urban sprawl increases, and people flock to cities for employment opportunities.
Finding versatile pieces of furniture helps homeowners and apartment dwellers make the most of available space. The basement, for example, may have to be utilized for grown children returning home or elderly parents that need supervision. It can also be converted into an apartment to create a revenue stream to help pay the mortgage and the utility bills. Young children may have to share a bedroom, the home office may also double as a guest room, and that alcove may need to be used for storage, or a breakfast nook. Small furniture, and furniture that can be used in several different ways, is emerging as the perfect solution for this issue. A corner sofa bed for that basement apartment, for example, can be used as a sofa by day, and a comfortable bed by night.
Bunk and trundle style beds can save space in that shared kids’ room. Some models include drawers, under bed storage, and built-in bookshelves. The room can still handle a desk and chair without becoming crowded. Vibrant colors will make the room appear bigger and brighter, and a variety of styles are available to accommodate younger preferences. Pine wood and laminated board furniture also provides versatility. The materials are light, flexible, and sturdy. Corner cabinets, for example, can be purchased at low pricing, then assembled right in the room. Corner drawers, wardrobes, or a cheap corner sofa bed can also be utilized to save space. Many styles, colors, materials, and sizes are available to fit any size and configuration of space. Pricing stays low, yet the quality of the furniture remains high.