Tiny houses are the current shining stars of television and magazines. Homeowners across the country are embracing this movement of simplifying their spaces and lives. Small is definitely “in”! Whether you’re downsizing to a smaller home, purchasing a second home, or furnishing a rental, designers are creating furniture that deliver the style and function. Read on as the Alamosa Home Design Team shares their downsizing design secrets.
Streamline your space with highly functional multipurpose furniture. Futons, convertible chairs and ottomans can find a home in just about any room. The Monterey Full Futon has the brilliant option for underneath storage drawers. This unique and versatile full sized futon sofa easily converts to a bed. Another multipurpose piece with potential is the Somerset Ottoman with Paragon Twin Sleeper that converts from ottoman into a single bed effortlessly.
Alamosa Home Design Team Tip: Look for solid and sturdy pieces that deliver quality and comfort in a multiuse design.
Use it or Lose It
Take time to evaluate what surrounds you and ask yourself three questions: What do I use on a regular basis? What do I love? What supports my lifestyle needs (work and personal)? Once you’ve set these questions into motion, begin downsizing your space. Don’t let the task overwhelm you – choose one room and one item to sort through at a time. For example, don’t pull everything out of your office at once. Begin with the desk and, once it’s completed, move on to your bookshelves.
Alamosa Home Design Team Tip: As you work on clearing out the items you no longer need or want, keep four containers beside you. One for keep, one for maybe, one for donate, and one for trash. For the “Maybe” container, give yourself a day to make a firm decision.
Small Footprint – Stunning Results
Furniture with a small footprint doesn’t mean it has to be bland and boring. Alamosa Home has countless pieces that will not only save space, but get noticed doing so! Stylish + Storage = the Cameron Round Ottoman with Tray. A functional ottoman with storage inside, its reversible top gives it dual use as a foot stool or flip the top to display the tray and create an instant side table. Nesting Tables are another excellent option for the space conscious.
Alamosa Home Design Tip: Add instant character to furniture with nail head trims, contrasting fabric and wood finishes, or caster wheels.
Downsizing may seem daunting, but with the help of the Alamosa Home Design Team, your life will be lighter in no time! Stop into our storefront at 630 Main Street Alamosa, CO, call us (719) 589-2030, or send us an e-mail with your questions and needs.