Gone is the era of the gigantic house. However, smaller square footage does not mean that buyers are willing to compromise on their floor plans. Rather, this is about making the most out of what you have and eliminating wasted space. This is where interior design can make a significant impact on new home sales. Through strategic merchandising, designers can demonstrate to potential buyers that floors plans can offer flexibility and that they have the ability to tailor the home to their needs.

Eliminating wasted space and merchandising with quality over quantity in mind can be done by showing how large pieces of furniture will work throughout the space. Rooms should interact in order to demonstrate the convenience, flexibility, and functionality of a reduced square footage. Smaller rooms typically merchandise best with fewer furniture pieces and a proper balance of art, color, and accessories, making the space look and feel large. It’s all about the scale. The goal should be to encourage multiple uses that optimize tighter spaces.

Oh, and don’t forget, storage is still a must. Use a home’s unused nooks and crannies to provide an adequate amount of storage within a smaller home.

Remember, today’s dream is for a relaxed sanctuary that speaks to efficiency of space and livability. Downsizing shouldn’t have to be about sacrificing. It’s about eliminating wasted space to create a simpler and more fulfilling life.

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