Tips to Maximise a Smaller Space

Here at Rochester, we've thought about ways to maximise space in a small living , with everything from space-enhancing furniture to clutter clearing storage solutions.

 

1. When it comes to selecting furniture for small spaces, scale is everything. Rather than decorating your room with a large, oversized sofa, choose from furniture that is smaller in scale, to match your room’s size. Look for love seats like our Evolution, Jobi or Venice couch and matching occasional chairs from our range that can work for your space.

 

2. Pull furniture away from walls and keep it more central which adds volume to the room. The more floor you see, the bigger the room will appear. Use our Bowen, glass coffee table to add to the illusion.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Look out for pieces that offer a little bit extra. A coffee table with drawers like our Clarens and Hayman coffee tables, which will provide storage for remote controls, books or board games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Nesting tables like our Cheryl ,Reno & Salem can come in handy as well. The smallest table can be used as an extra surface when needed but easily stowed away when not in use.

5. When your floor space is limited, consider going up instead. Tall, slim bookcases and shelves create additional storage in awkward spaces and provide plenty of space to house books, pictures and accessories.

6. While mirrors won't create space where there is none, one will give you the illusion of a bigger space. Place a mirror across from a window and it will bounce light back into the room.

When you don’t have a ton of room to play with, you may want to keep things simple but simple doesn’t mean boring. Since this is the spot where we spend most of our time, it’s important to imbue the room with elements that reflect your personality and taste.