Walking into furniture stores is always fun. Everything is set up so beautifully and the arrangements just seem to flow effortlessly. While it is definitely true that getting new furniture is exciting, even if it is furniture for small spaces, selecting the right color combinations can also pose a design challenge. Here are four great tips on how to be sure you have the right color combinations when you are looking at new items for your home.

Wall Color

Selecting a wall color is a key component of the interior design of any room in your home. It is always a good idea to stick to what you really like. At the same time, it is good to take into consideration that the walls are to frame your room, not overpower it. Usually a nice warm neutral color is a good selection. Neutrals will blend well with just about any other fabric or material choice that you make. If you have a room with four walls, you could also consider having one wall be in a deeper shade of the main wall color that you select. This would provide a good accent for your entire room, giving it perspective and depth. Then, if you are looking for furniture for small spaces, you can visit stores that sell storage beds or find a nice comfort sleeper to go along that wall.


Whether it’s an area rug or carpet, rugs pull a room together. And rugs also serve another purpose, they give a room warmth. Do not be afraid of using color in your carpet. A carpet or area rug with a vibrant color palette instantly brings the room alive. In addition, it is a fantastic conversation piece. And if you have a piece of custom furniture, showcasing it on your rug will be ideal, even if you are decorating your room with furniture for small spaces.

View from Windows

When you are in the room that you are furnishing or redoing, pause for a moment and look out the window. What do you see? Are you looking at another building? Are you looking at trees? The ocean? A cityscape? Whatever the view is from your window, it is part of the color palette of your room. Unless you will be living with the blinds drawn constantly, you will want to take into account the colors from the outside that are coming into your room. But what do you do if you are looking at the ocean and the color palette that you are seeing is blue, yet you have your heart set on a red wall? Not to worry, you can still have the red wall you desire. Just be sure that the tone and shade of the color you select does not clash with the colors you will be seeing from the outside. Whatever style you choose, whether it’s modern furniture, or Amish furniture, or anything in between, you will be able to make your room look comfortable and be livable if you keep the outdoors in mind.

Lighting Fixtures

Don’t forget the lighting fixtures! There are so many styles and options available, but the main thing to remember here is that you do not want your fixture to overpower the room that you are working in. Or do you? You may want the lighting fixture to be the focal point of the room, such as a chandelier for a dining room or a staircase. Whatever your scenario, be sure to coordinate the materials, furnishings, and accessories with the lamps and lighting fixtures you choose.

It’s not every day that we go out and buy new furniture. Items that we select for our home usually last for several years. For instance, eight years is about how long the average sofa stays in a home. Using these tips will give you a good game plan to make sure that your home reflects your personality, your taste, and your preferences even if it is furniture for small spaces.