PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When it comes to decorating a home, Gardner-White Furniture
provides families with all of the necessary items. They know what it takes to make a room stylish yet functional, and offer a variety of furniture options at affordable prices. One problem that many people run into is not knowing how to make the most of small spaces. A recent article
on Philly Buzz highlights strategies for making small spaces appear larger.
The first strategy is to buy furniture that is simple yet functional. Some furniture comes with ornate details or added features that take up more room and make spaces appear busy. Floating shelves are a great way to save space but still have room to store and display items. Investing in wall-to-wall bookshelves provides not only a place to store books, but people can use them for other knickknacks as well, so they serve a dual purpose. Taking advantage of the available space is essential, so finding furniture that fits neatly into corners can help to maximize the space available. Corner cabinets and shelves take up less room yet offer plenty of storage and function.
Another option is to buy multifunctional furniture. This will reduce the amount of furniture necessary in the room, thus saving space and making things appear less cluttered. Sofa beds, futons, expandable tables, and folding chairs are some practical options. Though some pieces may seem slightly large, by serving multiple purposes, they cut down on other needs.
Keeping the walls painted a light or neutral color can help to make a room appear more spacious. Light or neutral walls reflect light making things look more open. Though dark colors are sometimes trendy, they can make a room feel smaller and darker. Try to keep furniture within the same color theme. This will help to tie the room together and make it more cohesive. Look for furniture that comes as a set, or has matching pieces.
Incorporating glass furniture into the room can also make it look bigger and brighter. Glass is a natural reflector of light. They make things appear more open because people can see directly through them to what is below rather than having them block this space. Also, glass or see-through furniture offers a sophisticated, elegant, and modern look. This can enhance the overall image and feel of a room. Adding mirrors on the walls is beneficial as well.
Finally, try to bring a bit of nature into the room. Having flowers, plants, or bonsai on display can make a space feel more relaxed and welcoming. Letting in the natural light from windows can help to connect the outdoors to the indoors, especially if there is a nice view.
"There are many options for making a room appear brighter and more spacious," says a representative of Gardner-White Furniture. "Keeping things light can definitely help, because dark colors tend to make things appear more cramped. If using darker furniture, try adding some light-colored accessories. The great thing about furniture is that it comes in all sizes and styles, so there are certainly pieces available to fit in any size space. Choosing a few key items that are stylish yet functional can really enhance a room." At Gardner-White Furniture, customers can choose from a wide variety of furniture to meet their decorating needs.
has offered customers quality, affordable furniture since 1912. Throughout the years it has expanded from a single store to a collection of 10 different stores and a warehouse. Customers can find pieces to furnish their living room, dining room, or bedroom with ease. In addition, the company sells a variety of accessories such as lamps, rugs, accent chairs, artwork, mattresses, and more. Supporting the community is also very important to the company, and they participate in several different community events.