5 Tips For Finding Furniture For Smaller Spaces

Designing for small spaces has become an art form unto itself. As we try to fit more people into less space, we need to get more creative because our actual “living space” is shrinking. Residential towers grow taller and thinner, forever reaching towards the stars. Lane ways are filling up with half sized houses. Condos are becoming increasingly cramped. Finding the right furniture can be a chore. Here are 5 tips to remember when choosing furniture for this ongoing design challenge.

1. Get A Storage Bed.

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When you do not have room for a dresser and your closet is the size of a gym locker you need to maximize your furniture’s potential and a storage bed is the way to go. A storage bed, especially one with a low profile head board, like our Trudeau, gives extra room when and where you need it most and allows for the hanging of artwork, a large mirror or shelves above.

2. Invest In A Mirror… Or Two.

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Mirrors are your best friend when it comes to small spaces. They amplify and reflect light, expand walls and can create the illusion of a window when placed opposite an existing one. Our Siera Chain Mirror and Sierra Star Mirror are visually stunning and the perfect size to add some needed depth and dimension to a smaller room.

3. Go Vertical.

275-large91-fullShelving units or book cases that have a small footprint but are tall work wonders in small spaces. One or two tall pieces, like our black antiqued iron and mango wood Brit Bookcase or our dark walnut and brushed nickel Hara 1 Drawer Bookshelf can draw the eye up, creating the illusion of more space, plus help to keep all of your possessions in one spot. It is important when dealing with minimal scale to keep it as clean and clutter free as possible, but we all have those treasured photographs or knickknacks that we simply cannot live without.

4. Think Light Not Heavy

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Keep the room looking light by editing out anything that appears heavy. Furniture with open spaces, like our new Siam End Table or Denzel Chair play with light and space in visually appealing ways and never feel bulky or overbearing. Whenever possible, use pieces with legs instead of those that sit directly on the floor.

5. Choose A Table With A Glass Top

earnieGlass top tables, especially those with non-traditional, free flowing legs and a low profile like our Earnie Coffee Table, are ideal when confronted with a smaller room design challenge. Light travels through the glass, instead of reflecting off, creating spaciousness and a minimalist vibe. Form and function never looked quite so good.

With a little ingenuity and creative thinking, any small space can be turned into an oasis. Remember to stay true to your personal style, include a piece that you simply cannot live without, and above all else, have fun!