Moving Out From a Big Home to a Small Pad? See How To Furnish Your Humble Abode


You might be here because you’re moving out from your big home to start a new life or to stay in a small pad for a while. If so, then just know that you won’t regret visiting these pages.

If in your big home you were enjoying a big couch, sleeping in a queen-size bed, and indulging huge closets, moving into a smaller home will be a little bit of a challenge for you.

With that, you must learn how to make your new and small place more worth-living beforehand. And that’s what this article would like to teach you.

Here, you’ll find out some of the easiest and helpful tips you can follow to furnish your new and humble abode.  

So, look no further, take a few more scrolls, and discover how to turn your small pad into a more welcoming and relaxing home!

Use industrial chairs instead of large couches.

Either you’ll be living alone in your new home or staying in that small pad with your family, using big couches is no longer ideal. 

When filling your small pad’s living area, make use of multiple industrial chairs instead of bulky and space-consuming couches. With industrial chairs, you can still have enough seats for you and even for your guests.

What’s good about opting for industrial chairs is that they’re stylish and aren’t consuming much space compared to sofas or couches. And for a small pad, industrial chairs make cleaning a little easier and hassle-free.

Say goodbye to huge closets, and say hello to multifunctional storages.

No matter how much you like to carry all your clothes with you as you move into a smaller place, there’s no way you can do it. Unless if you’re moving permanently, right? 

So, if you’re using huge closets for years now, it’s time for you to say goodbye to them and say hello to the best alternative you could ever have.

As a replacement to your beloved closets, you may have multifunctional storages. This alternative can work as your cabinet, table, or even as a storage for your stuff.

Get rid of big chandeliers and opt for natural light.

It’s common in big houses to have a massive and elegant chandelier, which doesn’t only brighten up the place, but also makes it look decorative. 

Unfortunately, you can’t carry them with you as you move into your new place. But don’t worry, because you can still liven up your place by opening your windows to let in the natural light.

See? No need to have fancy hanging chandeliers! Plus, it’s energy-saving. 

No room for too many shoes? Go for a DIY shoe rack!

One of the few problems in living in a smaller place is the lack of room for shoes. Well, instead of scattering them in one corner, you can go for a do-it-yourself shoe rack or look for someone who can build a pull-out one. 

You can put your DIY shoe rack just near the entrance where you can easily get them or put them back in as you go out or go back from somewhere.    

Forget about the queen-size bed and get a good night’s sleep in a single bed or sofa bed.

Sleeping in a nice and queen-size bed is everybody’s dream. But as you move out from your big home and start a new life in a small pad, you better know that getting a queen-size bed isn’t the best option. 

But, you can still indulge in a good night’s sleep by having a comfy and soft single bed or opt for a sofa bed!

See! Furnishing your humble abode with alternative pieces of home furniture isn’t that complicated. It’s just about being resourceful and creative at the same time. 

We’re excited to hear from you and your stories of moving in! Let us know your experience, okay?


Kath Ramirez embraced the dream of being a writer since she was in 4th grade. She took it seriously and she now writes for Where Saints Go Furniture, a United Kingdom-based company that’s prominent for its industrial vintage furniture and home accessories. Aside from writing, Kath also keeps herself busy spending time with her family, cherishing the role of a dog mum, reading random books, and diving into the world of photography. She’s not even a pro at whatever she’s engaged in right now, but one thing she knows, she’s happy and that’s more than enough.