Round Out Your Room
One of the simplest ways to expand a room is to bring in a round rug. Circles represent infinity, so incorporating one as a visual element on the floor of a room creates a sense of unending space. Where rectangular rugs can be used to set boundaries, use round rugs to give the illusion of no boundaries.
What are the best accessories to use to decorate a small entryway? — P.S. Ellenwood, GA
Make your small entry feel larger with a circular statement. Keep it simple and uncluttered with a round accent table, like our Lilliana accent table, and a bold floral arrangement. This classic approach will greet your guests in a grand way, giving your home a palatial feel.
A lot of life happens in the hallway, but it tends to be the last part of the house we think about. A little mood lighting and a few accessories can transform that blank canvas into an intriguing space.
Space Saving Silhouettes
How do I make a master bedroom look much more spacious? — G.S., MS
Simplify. Less furniture and clean lines will create breathing room. A collection like Firenze is a good solution. Horizontal bands give the illusion of a wider space while the low profile design actually makes the room look taller. You can try a variation of this trick by painting thick horizontal stripes on the wall.
We won't have space for a nightstand on each side of the bed but we both need a place for glasses, etc. Any suggestions? — H.A., SC
We have a handful of headboards with built-in storage. Our Midtown storage bed has cubbies with adjustable shelves and gliding doors, allowing you to decide what stays in and out of sight. Built-in outlets provide the perfect place to charge your cell.
All For One
It's natural to want to use smaller furniture in a small room, but that's not necessarily the best use of space. One large piece like this wall bed can do the work of a bed, chest and nightstands, leaving you with more floor space. Our Sonoma Valley wall bed features hidden compartments, jewelry trays, deep storage and charging stations.
Transform any space into a guest room with the help of one of our sleepers. Make your office or media room moonlight as a guest room with a sleeper sofa or sleeper chair. Choose from a range of styles, colors and sizes at havertys.com/sleepers to find the piece that best suits your space.
My daughter is moving from the dorm into her first apartment. It's a tight space. Would it look odd to buy a loveseat instead of a sofa? — S.M., TX
Take a peek at our Small Space Solutions for sofas specially designed to fit smaller spaces. A smaller-scale piece, like our Contempo sofa, will make the most use out of her space with it's 86" streamlined design. A loveseat alone could make the room look smaller, especially when she has company.
I have a long, narrow living room. It looks small and dark with only one large window. What type of sofa can I use? — L.P., TX
A light piece, like our smaller Santana sectional in stone, would open up your space. To balance out the large window, add the illusion of light. This bright white bookshelf does the trick by adding depth to the space and dividing the long wall into sections. Try a leaning floor mirror for the same effect.
Behind Closed Doors
Chic Closet Space
When you have an appealing space, picking out clothes will feel more like shopping. With the help of flattering lighting and matching hangers your clothes will feel like new. Add a mirror and ottoman if you have the space, then round out the look with a few coordinating accessories. To take it up a notch, display your favorite shoes on a prominent shelf with a picture of you looking fabulous in them.