Designing for small spaces doesn’t mean sacrificing your personal style. It just means you need to pay attention to proportions. Our senior designers recommend these pieces of furniture for creating a small space.
When choosing furniture for a small space, use curved parts that will not disrupt the flow of your space. The Drum Pouf by Design Within Reach is both an ottoman and a coffee table and the perfect piece of furniture for small rooms. We put two in the reading room of this Westchester family home.
When choosing furniture for a small space, choose pieces that can easily collapse or fold away. If you’re looking to add a small office to your home, consider a campaign counter. This campaign counter by Theodore Alexander can be used as a vanity, which makes it perfect for this guest room that doubles as a home office.
Lights and sconces
Adequate lighting is a necessity for your home. However, floor lamps and side lights take up valuable space. If you’re designing for a small space, consider installing sconces instead of free-standing lamps. Check out how we used two Crate and Barrel wall lights to make room on this Upper East Side beach vacation.
When choosing furniture for small spaces, the material is of the utmost importance. For small spaces, we love the look of Lucite. As a translucent material, it is not as imposing as something more opaque and looks very modern. Check out Interlude Home’s Lucite console that we placed in this formal space on the Upper West Side.
If you’re looking for ways to make your small spaces seem more expansive, consider placing a mirror in place of the wall art. Take a look at the convex mirror from Restoration Hardware that we placed in the foyer of this light-flooded apartment.
Bar stool with low backrest
When sourcing furniture for small spaces, choose flat pieces that do not interfere with lines of sight. Check out the Y Living low-back bar stools we placed in this Westchester family home.
A large comfortable armchair is perfect for leaning back at the end of the day. But for smaller spaces, like a breakfast nook, consider sleek, armless chairs. In the breakfast nook of this light-flooded apartment, we selected two armless dining room chairs from Article, so that the room feels light and airy.
If you’re looking for other ways to incorporate 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 room can be quickly transformed from a slim entrance table into a functional home office.