I’ve been an interior designer for many years now.
I have worked on houses of just about every size and price range. It’s very in right now for people to buy a small home in which to start their lives or retire. Many years ago, people bought one home that was as big as they could afford and stayed there forever. Nowadays, that’s rare to see. Many people have an interior design style that they would like to project in their home, but- with smaller homes especially- that idea can become a nightmare in execution. So, what are some of the interior design choices that work best with a small home? Let me tell you. I will start with things to avoid. Avoid European furniture, Italian furniture and French furniture. Before you comment, I am aware that Italy and France are European countries, but the “style” is unique. The Mediterranean manor style is not going to fit into your small home, please do not overcrowd the house with overly bold custom furniture. Your custom furniture needs room to breathe in the space. Now, living in a small home does not mean that you have to give up on the western European aesthetic. Being in a small home does not doom you to the cozy dollhouse style (although, it’s adorable). If your preference is Italian furniture, go with Tuscan beauty furniture instead. The Tuscan beauty style takes that western-Euro style down to a subtler level. Let the curvature that is carved into that custom chair or custom couch do the talking, instead of the bold shape and structure of the French furniture. The rustic meets traditional furniture and design will compliment your small or medium home.
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