Saturday, February 20, 2010

Versatile Furniture

Furniture is what makes our little Jewel Box® Houses a home!  Some furniture can be pricey so it is important to choose the right pieces when looking for a new addition.  I like to choose versatile pieces in my home so that my furniture does double duty since our house is so small.  Choosing functional furniture can be difficult.  Here are a few suggestions.


Photo Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens
Chairs that match the decor add to the room, but also provide comfortable seating for guests.  Look for dining room chairs and living room seating that can be rearranged to accomodate guests and crowds that visit. 


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Stacked tables separate to move around the room to collect glasses in multiple conversation groups. 

Photo Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens





Photo Courtesy of Country Living

An ottoman provides serves as a footrest, a coffee table or provides extra seating. 

Photo Courtesy of Country Living

Photo Courtesy of Country Living
Free-standing bookcases can be open-air room dividers.

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Vintage buffets can become bedroom chests.

Photo Courtesy of Country Living

Photo Courtesy of Country Living

Photo Courtesy of Country Living

Wooden trunks can become coffee tables, side tables, or even a bench by adding a cushion on top.


A little preparation and forethought can go a long way in purchasing the right furniture for small rooms. 
 
~Amber

1 comment:

Rambling Tart said...

Oooo, I do so love that big airy room with the squishy couch and bookshelves! Bliss!