Small space solutionsPublished on September 5, 2012

  • Eden sofa from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

Downsizing means decorating and furnishing smaller rooms. There are many tips the pros use to create a more spacious feel within a compact space.


Using dark shades make a room appear smaller; light, neutral or pastel tones will visually expand walls and ceilings.

To maintain an open feel, avoid dark woods and busy patterns. The strategic placements of mirrors will also visually double the size of a room.

Multi-functional furnishings

Many modular sofas feature built-in tabletops, storage drawers, and even sleepers. The Eden sofa from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries is a perfect example.

A sleeper sofa turns any room into an overnight guest bedroom. Adding some personal touches to the room, like a basket of towels and toiletries or a vase of fresh flowers, will bring it all together.  

Nicole Savoie

In-Home Designer

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

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(613) 228-0100,

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