Ideas for small living spaces

14th Jun 2018

In the current market, house buyers are getting less space for their money. Small spaces, whether a single room or a bijou apartment, can be hard to furnish. It can be difficult to strike the right balance between style and substance. Multi-purpose areas and multi-function products are on the rise to allow you to have both practical and aesthetic living environments. Here are some tips and tricks to help you battle those small spaces in your home (and where to buy them!).


No guest room? Invest in a sofa bed.

This is a genius way of incorporating another sleeping area into your home. Better still, get a sofa bed with storage! The Chou Sofa Bed, available from MADE.COM is a compact size but has storage underneath the seat, to hide away those extra sheets and pillows. It’s perfect for the living room as it looks just like a sofa! The Fusion day bed, available from BoConcept is a fuss free, striking piece of furniture that can fit into any difficult areas of the home, such as landings or hallways. It even has loose pillows so you are able to arrange them differently dependant on the area. TOP TIP – Slim long legs on furniture make the space appear larger.


Limited floor space? Go upwards!

Wall tidies/ desks and shelving are about to become your best friend. Choose desks that you can fold away and shelves that you can make a feature of. The Ambivalenz Fläpps Secretary Workstation, available from Funktion Alley is the perfect fold away desk. With a thickness of only 3cm, you will hardly notice it when its closed! The Brunel, Lean To Shelves, available from Heal’s have a sleek powder coated steel frame. The ability to see through the shelves mean they don’t impose on other furniture in the room.



Stuck between putting your feet up or putting your coffee down?

Think ottoman come coffee table. Use any tray on top of an ottoman and there will be room for both! The Scott Ottoman, available from MADE.COM, is a winner for all tricky spaces as it is available in both a circular or rectangular shape. Pair it with The Form Square Tray, by Tom Dixon, available at Heal’s, and you will have an elegant contrast between the luxurious cotton velvet fabric and the gold wash finish.


It’s no secret that a large mirror will enhance a space. It’s tried and tested. Here are a couple available in Redbrick. The Match, Large Rectangular mirror available from Calligaris, has slightly curved sides and a very slim frame in order to reflect light upon the walls without overpowering the space. The Tone Mirror, available at BoConcept, comes in a number of different finishes, so you can have more mirrors around your living environment without them all looking the same. Try a copper or gold finish for adding opulence in the home.


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