Are you moving from a larger residence into a smaller house or apartment? If so, you are no doubt concerned about making your new accommodations look spacious and inviting. The following decorating ideas will give you a good start on making this transition go more smoothly.

The truth of the matter is that you will probably not be able to fit everything into your new dwelling no matter how much you try to make it happen. This brings us to the first step which is to determine what you really need and can't live without. This may be furniture and accessories that you already own or will need to purchase. The second step is to decide which space-saving strategies will work best for you. Are you interested in built-in storage or freestanding storage? Built-in storage is actually more efficient while freestanding storage creates dead space around it and seems to block vision in the room.

Make use of multipurpose furniture that serves more than one purpose whenever possible. A sofa bed is a good example of multipurpose furniture and may be just right for your situation. Just remember that the sofa bed must be as comfortable as a sofa as it is when made into a bed. The ease of transforming it from one use to the other is also an important consideration. This applies to all multipurpose furniture and accessories.