the furniture you need when you buy a home

Furniture can be a very big investment when buying a home. What furniture do you really need to live comfortably in your new home? Are there some things that you can live without for a while until you are settled in and get what you really need? Working as a real estate agent for the past twenty years, I have helped a lot of families get settled into their new places. This blog will show you what you probably want to have when you first move into a house and what you can live without for a few months as you get settled in.

Selecting Furniture To Fill A Small Room


If you just rented an apartment, and you are in need of furniture, the allotted space you have available can make it tricky to find pieces that will fit into the area as you wish. Furnishing smaller rooms will require a bit of patience and some knowledge in how to utilize the space effectively. Here are some tips you can use to make sure the furniture you select works well with the space allotted.

Take Color Into Consideration

A room with dark walls and furnishings will appear smaller in size to those who view it. To maximize the amount of available space you have, lightening rooms considerably can have an effect. Ask your landlord if they would mind you giving your apartment a fresh coat of paint. If not, you can cover walls with white furnishings to help amplify the amount of light rooms retain. This can include white candle holders, shelving units, pictures or signs. Make sure to use removable hooks when positioning these items. Purchasing white furnishings will also offset the dark coloring of the walls to brighten rooms.

Use Items With Multiple Functions

To free up much-needed space in your apartment, purchase pieces that provide you with more than one action. For example, purchase a bed with drawer storage along the base of the box spring so you do not need to foot the bill for a dresser. Look for seating with storage areas along the sides or via pop-down cushioning. Some tables also have hidden storage areas behind cabinet doors to help you save space. A bed/desk combination unit would work well in a student's room to give them multiple features without taking up a lot of the floor space available.

Provide Reflective Surfaces To Expand Space

Placing mirrors in various areas of your apartment will instantly make it feel larger as the reflections will be taken into view, giving the illusion of more square footage. Place a mirror on the back of a door in a small room so it instantly feels bigger when it is shut. Placing a mirror on the far wall will also make a room feel bigger when someone is walking into a doorway to get into the area. Use an easel to hold a larger mirror if your landlord does not allow for you to tamper with the addition of wall hangings. This can be propped in a corner and moved in whichever direction you wish at any given time.


1 June 2017