Five of the best: Furniture for small spaces

With limited space, it can be hard to fill your home with all the necessary furniture you need and still keep it stylish. It’s not impossible, but it is a challenge nonetheless. That challenge requires a little help, which is why we’ve got together some top tips to help you achieve the look you want regardless of the area you have available.

Before anything else, however, you need to figure out how much space you’ve got to work with. Your measurements should include the length, width and height of the room. We suggest you use large sheets of paper or card to act as your desired furniture, so you’re able to move them around and test the space before spending any money.

Beds

You spend about a third of your lifetime sleeping, so you want to make sure you have a comfortable bed to give you the best night’s sleep possible. If you’ve found the perfect mattress, but your bed base is a bit too big for your small bedroom, a divan bed base from Divan Beds Centre is an affordable and space saving option.

Basin cabinet

A basin cabinet is a smart bathroom storage solution to look out for. It’s a floor cabinet designed to fit around pretty much any pedestal bathroom sink. This is typically ‘dead space’, so using a cabinet here can make better use of the area and give a place to store all of your bathroom essentials.

Flexible shelving

Instead of choosing the largest shelving units you can find, consider buying versatile shelves that you can use to fit around the space you have available. You can have these stood next to each other, separated for use in different rooms, or either side of your sofa, for example. Corner units can also help you to make use of all of your rooms.

Big mirror

If you’re only thinking of buying a few items to make the most of your small space, a big mirror should definitely be top of your list. By hanging a large mirror in your room, it will instantly make a small space feel bigger and brighter. Position it across from a window for maximum effect.

Wall mounted pot rack

Is your kitchen lacking cupboard and surface space? Do you find yourself with piles and piles of stuff everywhere, making it difficult to cook and prep your dinner? You could save some serious space in your kitchen with a compact pot rack. With six hanging pot hooks, you can hang your frequently used cookware, using a shelf for your smaller pans and lids.

The key to making a small home feel comfortable and not cluttered is investing in furniture that makes the best use of your available space. Shop smartly and you can store all of your possessions while maintaining a neat and tidy living area.