Small on space but big on style? Make your petite space just right for your taste with our top tips!

Small space living needn’t feel cramped or lacking in style. With a little thought and some clever furniture, you can create a multifunctional room, no matter the size.

Choosing double duty furniture, making the most of your wall space and sticking to a set colour scheme will help to maximise your space. Mirrors and spot lighting will brighten up any room, harnessing natural light to make your small space seem bigger. To help inspire, we’ve got four small space style ideas!

1. Retro cool

Retro small space | Maisons du Monde

Make the most of your space by creating designated areas for working, eating and relaxing. Utilising windowsills and alcoves to store books and add accessories maximises the floor space available for furniture, whilst a nest of tables allows you to increase your table space in seconds and stools can double up as side tables. Vintage style was made for small spaces, furniture with tapered legs stops bigger pieces looking bulky and adds a retro feel.

DISCOVER: JOEY corner sofa

2. Coastal chic

Coastal small space | Maisons du Monde

There’s nothing cramped about the coastal style – stark white reflects natural light, making your space look and feel bright and airy! White furniture (with plenty of storage) blends into the walls making the room feel spacious. Not enough space for a double bed and a sofa? Solve the problem with a daybed that can be slipped into even the smallest of places and rolled out with ease.


3. Scandi smart

Scandi small space | Maisons du Monde

Scandinavian design has got simple living sussed, and is one of the most recognisable modern styles. A mix of grey and white work to reflect the light, whilst pops of bright yellow add some personality to this playfully minimalistic studio. Combine modular furniture to create a multifunctional space for dressing, working and storing all of the necessities. Bookcases needn’t be reserved for books, take advantage of the open shelving to stack crockery and kitchenware when space is tight in the kitchen.

DISCOVER: POPPINS modular furniture

4. Industrial spirit

Industrial Small space | Maisons du Monde

Taking your storage (and bike!) to the walls will increase the floor space available for bigger items of furniture. Playing with height also prevents a small space from feeling cramped, whilst adding a bar on wheels with combined storage creates a dining and entertaining area that can be rolled out with ease, or pushed to the side when needs be.


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