Small spaces can be cozy, but designing them can be tricky. The key is to remember, there is more to living room furniture than large full-size sofas and bulky sectionals. Choose slimmer sofas, loveseats and accent chairs. Clean lines and exposed legs give an airy look and an open feel. The practically invisible accent tables use very little visual space. Tables with a metal or wood base and glass top are a good choice for giving an open feel to a room.
Use modular furniture. This small scale sectional can be arranged to fit any configuration and it can offer more seating options than a sofa and chair combination. Add or remove pieces to create the perfect combination of comfort and personality. The Julian can be arranged in many ways, as a sectional, a sofa, sofa and loveseat with an ottoman or use each piece as an individual chair and arrange in a circle to creating a cozy conversation spot for small gatherings. The possibilities are endless.
Multifunctional furniture is a must-have for small spaces. Poufs or mini ottomans can be used as a footstool, extra seating or accent tables. Top one with a tray to serve drinks or snacks when friends stop by. Nesting tables can be moved around as needed and tucked neatly away when not in use. Lift top coffee tables double as a makeshift home office or as an informal dining room. Since they are smack dab in the middle of the room, they also make a great place for the family to gather for game night.
Stir things up. A futon, that doubles as a guest bed, offers a change from the same old traditional living room furnishings. This modern sofa sleeper with blue-tooth connected speakers adds fun and versatility. Lay it flat for instant sleeping space for guests.
In the bedroom don't let space go to waste, add drawers under your bed if you don't have room for a dresser or chest, or when you just need extra storage for blankets or off-season clothing. The Alicante upholstered bed offers a hidden feature, a hydraulic lift allows the mattress to rise revealing tons of extra storage space.
In a child's room when space is limited, a loft bed makes good use of vertical space by offering a full-size bed over a built-in desk.
A small dining area may mean you won't be hosting a large dinner party or family reunion, but it doesn't mean you can't create a space to enjoy a cup of coffee with your best friend or have a few close friends over for an intimate get-together.
A round pedestal table is a good choice for a small space as well, no corners to wiggle around or bump into.
Consider a table with drop down side leaves. The side leaves can be dropped down to save space or raised to create a larger surface. The Kona dinette set can double your seating capacity, easily converting from a table for two, into a table that seats four.
Always measure before adding any piece of furniture to your small space. Make sure it's the right scale. Choosing the right pieces of furniture will make the difference between your home feeling comfortable or cramped. Jerome's Room Planner is an easy and fun way to know what you need before you shop. Input your room's dimensions, add architectural features, then select your furniture. Get real-time updates so you'll see exactly how it will look in your home.
Decorating a small space gives you a chance to get creative. If you're feeling stuck, stop into one of our showrooms and talk with our designers. Small or large, we'd love to help you come up with some ideas to create the home you've always envisioned!