Designing for small spaces doesn’t mean sacrificing your personal style. It just means that you have to be mindful of proportions. Our senior designers recommend these furniture pieces for designing a small space.
When selecting furniture for a small space, source curved pieces that won’t disrupt the flow of your room. Doubling as both an ottoman and a coffee table, the Drum Pouf from Design Within Reach is the perfect furniture piece for small spaces. We placed two in the reading room of this Westchester family home.
When selecting furniture for a small space, pick pieces that can easily collapse or fold away. And if you want to add a small office to your home, consider a campaign desk. This campaign desk from Theodore Alexander can double as a vanity, which makes is perfect for this guest room that doubles as a home office.
Light Fixtures and Sconces
Ample lighting is a necessity for your home. But floor lamps and side lamps take up precious space. When designing for a small space, consider installing sconces instead of freestanding lamps. Check out how we used two sconces from Crate and Barrel to free up some space in this beachy Upper East Side getaway.
Material is of utmost importance when selecting furniture for small spaces. For small spaces, we love the look of lucite. As a translucent material, its not as physically imposing as something more opaque, and it has a wholly modern look. Check out the lucite console from Interlude home that we placed in this Upper West Side formal room.
If you’re looking for ways to make your small spaces look more expansive, consider placing a mirror en lieu of wall art. Check out the convex mirror from Restoration Hardware that we placed in the foyer of this light-filled apartment.
Low-Back Bar Stools
A big comfy armchair is perfect for kicking back at the end of the day. But for smaller spaces, like a breakfast nook, consider slim, arm-less chairs. In the breakfast nook of this light-filled apartment, we selected two arm-less dining chairs from Article, to keep the space feeling light and airy.
And if you’re looking for other ways to incorporates a home office, consider the foyer. In this Hoboken family home, we placed a Bertram console table from All Modern in the foyer. With two backless stools, the space quickly transforms from a sleek entryway table into a functional home office.