Home Décor Ideas: Living Room Furniture for Small Spaces

Got a small space that you want to show some love? It’s important not to overlook your small spaces or small living rooms as there are plenty of stylish solutions to help you make the most of what you have. We know how difficult it can be to find living room furniture for small spaces, that’s why we launched our compact sofa range. These sofas and chairs have shallower seat cushions and slimmer proportions, while still remaining as comfortable as our regular designs. If you’re looking for more living room furniture ideas, how about considering some of these suggestions for small spaces.

Storage chaise sofa bed

A multifunctional piece of furniture can be a real lifesaver, not to mention it’s cost-effective and space-saving. We are real advocates for multifunctional pieces like our Bertie; a modular design that comes with the option of a storage chaise unit and a sofa bed. You can start out small and add pieces to the Bertie as and when your space grows; that’s the benefit of a modular sofa.

Bertie chaise sofa


Your small space may not be confined to your living room, or, if it is, you may also consider this to be your spare guest room as well as your daily chill-out spot. If that’s the case, we highly recommend investing in a bed-in-a-box like our Betsey. Compact in design, the Betsey folds away into a neat compact box that can act as a footstool or extra seat with its comfortable padded top.

Betsey bed in a box sofa bed

Storage footstools

Keeping your small space clutter-free is imperative to maximising what’s available to you. Keep the floors, shelves and walkways tidy by investing in storage pieces that hide clutter away rather than have it on show. A storage footstool is perfect for this; not only will it add another element of comfort to your living space, but it provides a neat and tidy spot to hide away, well anything!

watson storage footstool

Compact sofa

As mentioned previously, compact furniture and compact sofas, in particular, are exceptionally useful when you’re tight on space. Sometimes you might find yourself with a long, slim room, that requires narrower furniture, or perhaps you live in a studio or one bed flat and want to maximise as much surrounding floor space as possible. With this in mind, why not opt for a compact sofa like our Ferdinand or Earnshaw? Read more about our compact sofas.

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Blanket box

If seating is not the way you want to go, then a slim and stylish blanket box is the ideal piece to slot into a small space. Ideal for hallways, landings, at the end of beds, and in dining rooms or home offices, a storage bench or blanket box is the ultimate space-saving furniture design. Why not also consider them as a toy box or kitchen bench?

Jupiter blanket box

We have plenty more space-saving furniture ideas. Read our Dos and Don’ts when decorating small spaces.

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