City living brings fantastic benefits like reduced commutes, better public transport, and a more accessible social life. However, that means many of us are dealing with smaller homes and how to make the most of compact spaces. Whether you're moving out for the first time or just looking to overhaul your current set, you probably have plenty of questions about how to furnish the space. We're here to help you explore the best furniture for small spaces, plus tips on keeping your home functional and looking good.
Choose Space-Saving Styles
When it comes to chairs, opt for space-saving styles. Look for sleek, minimalist designs that don’t overwhelm the room visually, like black chairs. They would be perfect throughout various areas of your apartment. Whether it's matching your dining chairs with your black barstools or incorporating a black accent chair in your living room, this consistent element ties your design together, making your space feel more organized. What’s more, one of the most significant advantages of incorporating black chairs into a small space is their ability to create visual depth. The deep, rich color adds contrast to lighter walls and surroundings, instantly drawing the eye. Take this Velvet Black Pierina Accent Chair. It will create the illusion of a larger and more dynamic living area, making your space feel less confined. Get inspired by @ourplace_64 who paired our Black Talia Accent Chair against light background.
Look for simple, clean lines in the silhouette of your furniture, which will create the visual impression of openness. Something like our Selma accent chairs makes an excellent choice for small spaces. Its wooden frame stands out as an excellent choice for compact areas. The design of these chairs tends to be less bulky than those with upholstered or metal frames. When dealing with limited space, remember that every corner counts. Selma’s slim profile allows them to fit seamlessly into tight corners or small nooks without overwhelming the space. Incorporating chairs in the corners of your room can create a functional focal point. Look how one of our customers, @casacarannante, beautifully incorporated our linen beige Selma chair into a corner.
Armless and rounded chairs
If clean lines are not up your alley, we would also recommend armless chairs like our brown leather Oscar accent chair, or small rounded chairs that have a compact feel like the sage Chiara accent chair. With armless chairs you can easily stack them on each other when not used or tuck them away in need for free floor space. What is more, armless chairs are well-suited for home office spaces. Their compact design allows you to set up a functional workspace even in the smallest rooms. Small rounded chairs can be used as accent pieces to break up the monotony of straight lines and angles in a room. Place them strategically next to a mirror, under a window, or alongside a console table to create a visually appealing contrast. See how our lovely customer, @our_casa_flamingo styled our Pink Mirielle Swivel Accent Chair
Keep It Clutter-Free
Remember that clutter can make any space feel smaller, so keep these points in mind when planning any future apartment’s improvements:
- Declutter regularly: make decluttering a routine. Go through your belongings periodically and let go of items you no longer need
- Consider the method of "One in, One out." - If you bring in something new, consider removing or donating a similar item to maintain a balanced environment
- Rotate seasonal items like decor accessories and clothes to make the most of your storage space
- Use wall space: hang items on walls, such as bicycles or hats, to free up floor space
- Choose chairs with a minimalist design that takes up less visual space and helps maintain an uncluttered look.
- Don't overcrowd the space with too many chairs; only keep the number you regularly need and store any extras elsewhere.
Today, smaller apartments we live in continue to reflect a growing trend towards minimalism and mindful living, proving time and again that less can be more. Choosing the right furniture becomes a crucial factor in achieving both functionality and aesthetics.