We should always make the best out of our living space – no matter the size. After all, it is our one and only home sweet home, so we should design it to be as comfortable as possible. There are tried and true ways to design for a small room, and they mostly revolve around multipurpose and practical furniture and decor ideas, among other things. With the ever-rising cost of properties, it’s more crucial than ever to learn how to make a small living space work for you and your family.
Running into Storage Issues
Don’t let the small size of the apartment hold back your grand plans for your lovely home! Interior design ideas for small houses often make use of pieces that explore their storage abilities and so should you. In fact, one can never get too many furniture pieces with features to store more things when living in a small house. Invest in furniture such as beds like Comfort Furniture’s Ascot or Amita. Need stools with storage capacity? Have a look at our Alicia, Cup, Diamond and Cupcake! If you prefer ottomans, do check out our Treasure which functions as a stool, foot rest and a hidey-hole to conceal clutter. You can also consider customising a storage booth seat for the dining room!
Got a small bedroom or living room, but ran out of ideas on how to maximise space or simply wish to add more bedding to an otherwise small apartment? Opt for a sofa bed like our Leonard. Sofa by day and a bed by night, it’s a great option if you’re strapped for space and are also trying to keep the furnishing budget low. Sofabeds are also great hosting furniture if you foresee having guests staying over. Here’s a list of double duty sofa beds from Comfort Furniture that performs more than just a double take – check out Siesta, Plopped, Peace and Twinkle for small living space solutions that work.
If your sofa bed is doing double duty in the living room, don’t forget to provide your guests with a table space to have their meals and stow items like a tissue box on its open shelf or closed drawers. Check out the Fygan Coffee Table/Dining Table, Delilah Coffee/Bedside Table and Prisca Coffee Table for inspiration.
Impromptu activities call for impromptu furniture to the rescue. Got an urgent email to reply to when you’re already dwelling in the comfort of your room? With the Ballet Dresser, you can convert your dresser to a work top by closing the mirror flap, changing it from a storage dresser to a table top. Consider also our trundle beds such as Jake to get the best of both worlds! It creates an efficient two-in-one-situation that takes up the space of a single bed when not in use, but can accommodate two people.
Think playing peekaboo is only for babies? Think again because peekaboo furniture reshapes interior design ideas for small houses. Extendable tables are all the rage now, featured in many small apartment designs and rightly so. They offer plenty of room for unexpected guests and still conveniently fold or slide away out of sight when not in use, just like our Stretch Coffee Table; or Etoile Dining Table for the indoors and Erin Dining Table for the outdoors.
Apart from extendable tables, consider also getting height adjustable tables. Versatile convertible tables such as the Harrison Coffee Table/Dining Table offer both the ease of a computer table and a coffee/dining table while hiding away coffee table clutter. You can also check out our other height adjustable tables such as the Standby, Elevate, Jasmen and Tito. The former two can transform from a side table to a bedside table, a device table for your iPad or computer use, to a standing table for days you prefer to stand to work or lean against a table while chatting.
Sometimes convertible tables just don’t cut it. Or maybe, you need several small tables for different rooms but still want them to fit together perfectly so they will be easy to stow away. A nestable option like the Tempo 3-in-1 Coffee Table fits in perfectly into small apartment design ideas. A three-piece set of varying heights, each table can be used on its own or together for some architectural flair. Need some design ideas on how to make it work for small bedrooms? Use a set of nestable tables as bedside tables, impromptu workstations or even a vanity table.
Break It Up and Come Together
Having flexible furniture like modular sofas are great for fitting into smaller spaces. Sofas that allow you to break their units up are suitable when your guests come to visit. It also allows for future-proofing like the addition of a baby, whose playpen and toys will take up most of the living room’s space. Explore Comfort Furniture’s modular sofas such as Bulge, Ginette L-Shaped Sofa or Ginette 4-Seater Sofa, Ankara and Reiko.
Alternatively, you can get a 3-seater or a 2-seater sofa with an extra seating being a lounge chair or pouf. Not only will the aesthetics of your living room look less predictable, have more character and an avenue to play with colours, you also have the flexibility to accommodate more people.
From small houses to studio apartments, you’ll be amazed at how you can make a space “bigger” with furniture and decor ideas that are multifunctional for everyday use. Feeling inspired by all these ideas yet? Visit Comfort Furniture now and get the ball rolling on your interior design plans!
Grace has been making waves in the furniture industry. Since taking over as one of the second-generation owners of the company, together with her husband and her father-in-law, Comfort Furniture has evolved from being a conventional furniture business into an omnichannel retailer-cum-commercial furniture specialist. With furniture that excels in both function and design, on top of being trendy, Comfort Furniture is undoubtedly one of the leading furniture brands out there. Being a mother of two, Grace genuinely understands the varying needs and thought processes of families when it comes to choosing the furniture for their humble abode. You can always count on her for accurate, expert advice.
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