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Furniture For Small Spaces

It’s time to reclaim precious terrain in your home with our furniture designed especially for small spaces. Whether you’re living in a studio apartment or you’re looking to transform a little nook we stock a wide range of furniture to help you make the most of any small space. 

Yes, decorating small spaces presents a few challenges, but our range will offer practical decorating solutions for the entire home. We stock space-saving furniture for the bedroom, living/dining space and office. As well as an adorable range of children’s furniture ideal for the little one’s first bedroom or kids sharing. There’s no need to compromise. Our contemporary wooden furniture will help you maximize any room, and help you to create a home that feels comfortable, stylish and spacious. 

As the saying goes, the best things come in small packages, and that’s certainly true of the furniture featured in our space-saving range. Each piece has been carefully made by expert craftsmen using the best materials including solid oak, pine and walnut.

So, if you’re after big inspiration for the small spaces in your home, take a look at our collection now. 

 
 

Planning Your Small Space

Furnishing small spaces doesn't have to be an uphill struggle, with some ingenious tips and tricks you can make even the tiniest of spaces seem light and airy. We've collated our ideas and suggestions and split them into design, colour and furniture in case there's a particular area that's bothering you most. We hope it helps!

  • Be Dramatic. When designing a small space, don't be afraid to be dramatic. A small space requires less money and materials. You can create dramatic moments that offset the lack of detail but be careful not to hog the space.

  • Create a Focal Point. Don't feel that you have to compromise in a small property or room. Centring furniture can really draw the eye inwards, creating a focal point to a room.

  • Create Zones. Create distinct zones so that the space seems bigger. This is especially useful if the space is quite monotone. You need to create a sense of definition. Strategy should be the utmost priority, so you can devise geometrically task-oriented spaces. To divide a space up, why not hang a sheer curtain across a section of a room to really separate it out.

  • Prioritise. Stick to your priorities, for example do you need an office space but not a dining room? Do you want a bedroom that doubles up as a living room?  You could create a multifunctional space in a living room for example with a pull-out bed.

  • Create Width. If you have a narrow room, like a bedroom for example, why not have a mural behind the bed and bright lights on each bedside which will frame the bed and really draw attention to the far end of the room. This will work for any room, if you create a statement wall with a bold colour or pattern.

  • Create Height. In any room hang the curtains as high as you possibly can, or use blinds to reduce light blockage at windows.

  • Generate Light. Why not install glass doors in wardrobes for example. Using glass and acrylic is a brilliant way of allowing the eye to travel across a room, whether it's in furniture, extra internal windows, or doors. Choose light flooring such as wood or make the floor really shine to reflect light as much as possible. If investing in a new floor isn't an option, then why not invest in a rug to lighten up a room?

  • Use Natural Space. Make sure you make the most of original features and odd bits of space you never really notice, such as alcoves. These are great for storage such as shelves, dressing tables, or provide the perfect space for a small home office desk. 

Furnishing Your Small Space

Once you've decided on the design plan and colour scheme, then it's time to choose the furniture. The important thing to remember is to not cram a space too much. A large piece of furniture can actually make the space seem bigger. You have to make every piece count.

Don't feel limited to small pieces of furniture either. If pieces sit above exposed legs, they seem to float above the floor. If you can see the floor, it makes the space seem bigger. Choose furniture with curves, which are practical in small spaces. Avoid furniture with sharp corners. If you purchase round furniture you will be able to make use of more space.

Mix low and tall furniture to ensure you don't feel boxed  in. A low sideboard is a great alternative to a tall bookcase. Choose low, modular furniture with lots of storage. Smart storage is the key to small spaces so try to create a multifunctional furniture system. Choose coffee tables with storage to contain as much as you can. You could even mount floating shelves which will add lots of storage but give the impression of space. Make sure the furniture you choose has simple lines and that it is as versatile as possible.

Small Living & Dining Spaces. In the living room, why not choose side chairs without arms as they're perfect for small spaces. Our Oslo Upholstered Chairs are an ideal option. A sofa along one wall will really open up the dimensions of a room, with a small room benefiting from a sofa and pair of chairs in a light coloured wood. You could go even further and choose a transparent coffee table such as the Lyon Oak Lamp Table so that the light glides through it. Nests of tables are particularly handy as they can be stacked and stored neatly. 

Extending dining tables are ideal for small spaces, allowing you to extend when you need it. 

Small Bedrooms. In a small bedroom for example, you could try blinds instead of curtains, filtering light, providing privacy and saving space. You could play with mirrors, creating optical illusions so the room is filled with light and seems larger. Layer a bed with lots of linens and fabrics which will make a space seem airier and give it depth with a touch of luxury. Make sure you use height as much as possible by choosing tall, thin wardrobes. 

Decorating Your Small Space

Elongate a space with stripes on the floor and on furniture. Using stripes on floors also make the walls look wider. Lay chequered floor tiles diagonally within a space. It's also worth painting a ceiling in a lighter colour than walls. Brighten a room dramatically by adding lighting everywhere, in the form of lamps, chandeliers and spotlights. This will create interest and a sense of space. Painting radiators in the same colour as the walls really helps them to blend in with the rest of the interior design.

In general small spaces work best with a three colour palette, not giving too much distraction. A rose tone on the floor can often make a room seem bigger and balance out any neutral tones. Try some colour contrasting or enhancing of original features. A chimney breast could be made more prominent with dark colours and alcoves made to seem deeper with lighter colours.

Overall coordinate everything and under-dress windows so you let in as much natural light as possible.



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