Making Room for Comfort

Dear Expert: We love big comfortable furniture but my room looks over-stuffed. How do I create a comfy space with smaller furniture? Gail, Savage

A: Yes, small spaces can be comfortable! Take the time to measure the space and lay it out on graph paper before you start shopping. You will save time by knowing what sizes will work in your space.

For seating solutions in smaller scale, consider a pair of loveseats instead of a large sofa. Maybe a pair of chairs sharing an upholstered ottoman is a better solution than a big sofa.

There are many new options in smaller-scale furniture that will help you with your smaller rooms.

—Susan Strong
Schneiderman’s Furniture