Downsizing can sometimes seem daunting. But if you look at it as an opportunity to focus on showcasing everything that speaks most strongly to your personal style, it can be a liberating adventure.
Think of it as packing for a vacation: you go through your clothes and find the pieces that work best together. You plan how you will mix and match your wardrobe. And you don’t bring anything you know you won’t wear.
If we view our homes the way we do our wardrobes, downsizing can be a rewarding experience, and you may just find some things you love even more, that take up less real estate in your home!
After you’ve identified your favorite furnishing pieces, think about how each room will be used. Are there rooms that will only be used for one function 10% of the time? A dining room can double as an office. A family room can serve as a guest bedroom. And there are so many exciting pieces of contemporary furniture that are as versatile as they are sophisticated.
The Thor Extendable Dining Table by Ozzio Italia brings together clean curves and straight lines to give your dining room a breathtaking look of style and modernity. For a table that works three ways, the Magnum Transformable Table has both adjustable telescopic legs and an extendable glass table top, so can serve as dining table, work table or even as an ultra-stylish coffee table.
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Want to play a game of pool after dinner? The Fusion Pool Dining Table is the perfect piece of modern furniture for those who want to have a pool table and a dining table and still save on space. Available in a myriad of finishes and fine woods, it fits beautifully into any modern décor, and even comes with optional game cloths for poker, blackjack or roulette. Now that’s acing entertaining in style!
Consider consoles with drawers or a buffet in the entryway or dining area to provide storage. A dining room buffet or bench can also be used to store away a laptop and office gear, when you turn your home office into a holiday dining room.
The Elements Media Console has enough space for a complete media system, with cleverly concealed storage, while allowing sound, air, and remote control signals to pass through. Plus, its sexy textured finish in ebony or wood tone makes it a stand-out design piece.
The streamlined Edward Console & Desk from Huppé provides an ultra-modern table with innumerable possibilities. From entrance ways, to living rooms, to dens and dining rooms, the sleek lines and contemporary look makes it work in virtually any space – even turning the back of a modern sofa into a table leg to get a leg up on saving space.
Whichever treasured pieces you keep with you on your journey, there’s always a versatile, double-duty furnishing or accent piece that you’ll love just as much – creating a new look that celebrates your unique sense of style.