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Small on space, big on style

Small space living is becoming a necessity for more and more of us, with housing market demands and city crowding leading to us choosing compact and bijou studio apartments and small cottages rather than houses with acres of land.

But we firmly believe that sometimes the best things come in small packages – just because you live in a small space, that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style or throw all of your belongings away – there ARE options!

Choose light furnishings to create an airy feel and furniture that’s on legs that shows more floor and wall area – this opens out the room to use all available space. From mirrors to storage, these are our top tips…

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Glass reflects light and doesn’t take up floor space so why wouldn’t you cover your walls in mirrors?

When it comes to reflective surfaces in small spaces, the bigger the better to make the most of natural light and give the illusion that your room is much larger than it really is.

Source: interiors by studio m

Stylish shelves

In a small home, storage can be a big issue, so this is the time to get creative and use your wall space! Shelving can be added to any room in one form or another and it’s a great way to add a focal point. And what’s more, they make a fantastic opportunity for an Instagram friendly “shelfie” (excuse the pun!)

Source: idea stand, remodelista

Divide it up

If your rooms all merge into one open plan area, furniture can provide some much needed separation to divide your workspace from your chill time. Use a small block shelving unit (which can double as storage!) or if you feel like going big, choose a full screen room divider that creates a partition between your living space and bedroom. We love the laser cut screens from Miles and Lincoln.

How do you make the most of your small spaces? We’d love to see your pictures on social using #sofaworkshop We have loads more ways to utilise a small space on our Pinterest board.

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