Small space styling ideas for a petite but chic home

20 February 2024

A small home does not mean it has to compromise on style! In today’s bLOG, we’ve curated some of our favourite small space styling ideas that maximise every inch of space, giving way to a chic, intentional and functional abode.

Define a shared space

For those looking to define areas within a shared space, opt for a room divider. Crafted from FSC™-certified solid teak wood for a naturally warm feel, our PI room divider is finished by hand to ensure that the wood’s individuality and character is preserved. Its beautiful lines and subtle curves give way to its sleek and stylish silhouette, while a unique cut-out design allows for natural light to shine through. Whether styled on its own or grouped together with two or more pieces, this room divider offers an excellent solution for carving out space in an open concept floor plan, all whilst adding plenty of dimension.

room divider

Extend your home

Extendable dining tables are a chic solution for those who love to host but are working with smaller square footage. Crafted from sustainably sourced solid teak, our straight extendable table features a minimalist design that maximises leg room, ensuring that everyone is seated comfortably. Its compact size with a length of 120 centimetres is perfect for everyday living, but with its cleverly hidden extension, it can expand to 180 centimetres when loved ones are over.

extendable table

Let the light in

Mirrors are a wonderful addition for small space styling as they give the illusion to a space beyond the room, and reflect any natural light coming in (even in dark halls!) to create an open, airy look. Our voyage gate floor mirror is an excellent piece to achieve this, with distressed surface detailing that gives it a lovingly lived-in appearance. Complete with a slim metal frame and arched silhouette, this mirror is versatile enough to brighen up any room in the home, and can be mounted or leant against a wall depending on the individual’s taste and needs.

voyage mirrors

Opt for an all-in-one sofa bed

When it comes to maximising space in a petite home, go double duty. Sofa beds work particularly well when space is at a premium, and can transform from a stylish sofa into a cosy crashpad in an instant. Our splitback sofa bed embraces classic 50’s and 60’s inspired mid-century design, with dark wood tapered legs and button detailing for that added retro flair. With one easy push, this sofa reclines into a lounging position for those in need of relaxation, or push it all the way down to transform it into a comfy bed. With a foam and pocket spring construction, as well as quality metal converter mechanisms, splitback provides a supportive, comfortable and stylish place to sit, lounge and sleep.

sofa bed

Look for beds with underbed storage

When working with a small apartment or studio, every inch counts. Beds with integrated drawers allow you to utilise the space underneath, eliminating the need to add in another storage solution. Designed with apartment dwellers in mind, our circa17 bed makes the most out of the smallest of spaces. Beautifully crafted from 100% FSC™-certified solid teak, it features a clean design so that it can be lined straight up against its vertical surfaces to maximise floor space. A headboard makes for comfortable lounging, while four smooth soft-closing drawers provide ample space to keep linens and clothes neatly tucked away. Wooden panels on each side of the bed frame can be lifted and locked into place, creating slim yet sturdy bedside tables.

circa17 bed

Form and function come together with our eden bed, beautifully crafted with a solid birch wood upholstered headboard, as well as a beech wood slat system in a metal frame. Its swift lift mechanism helps you lift the mattress with ease, revealing a spacious compartment underneath to store bed linens, seasonal clothing and so much more.

eden bed

Make it modular

Modular furniture is often a popular choice among small space dwellers as they add an element of flexibility to your space and adapt to your style, space and needs. Created by Belgian designer Jacques Deneef, our jacques sofa combines comfort, relaxation and flexibility in a cool and contemporary design. Its sectioned cushioning provides long-lasting comfort while is soft-curved seat hugs the body, providing the perfect spot to sink into and unwind. With six modules to mix and match with, jacques can be adapted to every occasion and need. Pull the pieces apart to open up the floor space for play time with kids, or push them together for a cosy spot to enjoy movie nights. The possibilities are endless!

jacques modular sofa

Go vertical

Working with limited square footage? Work the walls! Beautifully crafted from 100% FSC™-certified solid teak, our simply city hanging desk feaures long, lean limbs and a playful ladder framework that pushes the boundaries of bold, functional design to new heights. Its clean minimalist silhouette and leg-free design maximises vertical space, freeing up floor space to create an open and airy appearance. Compact shelves sit on top to display books and finishing touches, while a pull-out soft-closing drawer is integrated underneath to keep stationery neatly stored away. 

simply city hanging desk

Whether you’re working with a studio or small apartment, we hope these furniture ideas show you that you can create a beautifully styled space, no matter how small the square footage!

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