With compact city pads becoming ever more popular, space saving styling ideas are the new essential trends to follow.
Go for multi-purpose furniture
Most small apartments don’t have the luxury of a spare bedroom or a separate dining room, so choosing furniture that has more than one function is a great way to save space. Sofas that convert into cosy beds are perfect when guests are visiting and with stylish designs from brands like Habitat and Sofa.com they won’t ruin the aesthetic of your living room. A fold away dining table is ideal for turning a weekday two seater into a banqueting table for 6 come weekends! Made.com has classic and stylish designs for all tastes.
Nesting Coffee tables are an excellent option allowing you to tuck away the spare tables when not in use. The Habitat Kilo Range has a variety of colours and finishes to suit all tastes. For small spaces always think about storage - does the furniture you are choosing have an extra storage? The White Company Ottomans also double up as a handy trunks and the Habitat Drew Desk features two extra shelves, perfect for stashing away all your essentials.
Shine a light on it
Effective lighting in a room will help to give the illusion of more space. You should aim to have at least 6 light sources around the room to replace lack of natural light, one could even be a beautiful candle! With space being tight, floor lamps with a small base and lots of height are a great option for extending the space upwards whilst not taking up valuable floor space. Habitat, LightStore and Pooky have some stunning options to light up your life.
Adding Mirrors to a room can really help to reflect light and create the illusion of more space. Place a large mirror on the wall opposite a window to bringing the outside in and flood the room with light.
When floor space is tight, use the walls to add interest and personal touches to a small home. Adding artwork to walls can draw the eye upwards, detracting from the limited space elsewhere. Choose simple designs in light colours fro open up the room, like those from Old English Company. Walls are also a great place to add extra storage without using valuable floorspace, think floating shelves and stylish wall hooks like the space saving designs from By Wirth.
Stack stack stack
Small kitchens present their own set of storage nightmares, with bulky pots and pans and a million tupperware lids threatening to take up all available space. But fear not, the clever designers at brands like Joseph Joseph and Masterclass have developed ranges that stack together to save as much cupboard space as possible, so practical and useful at the same time.