Big Style, Small Scale (tips for furnishing small spaces)

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We choose to live in tiny spaces for all sorts of reasons. For instance, down-sizing at retirement or because of the rising cost of living in big cities like San Francisco, Seattle and New York City. Even Paris, City of Lights, is known for its much sought after tiny “jewel box” apartments. But, going small doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style and great design. Today, we’re sharing five tips for furnishing tiny spaces with small-scale pieces.

Big Style, Small Scale (tips for furnishing small spaces)


First thing to consider when furnishing a tiny living room such as the one seen above, choose a small-scale sofa or loveseat and lounge chairs. Coffee tables and end tables should match that same small scale. Tables with glass tops will take up less visual space and make the space feel larger.

The Excelero Loveseat Two Seater Sofa in Burnt Umber is a perfect match for your modern tiny living room.

Exelero Loveseat 2 Seater Sofa - Burnt Umber

A simple and smart tip is foot stools (or ottomans if you prefer) and poufs can be moved around easily as extra seating when and where they’re needed. The Saturn Ottoman/Pouf - Aquamarine is a beautiful example of mobile seating you must choose from.

Saturn Ottoman/Pouf - Aquamarine

A tiny dining space can offer many opportunities to showcase your personality and great style. Don’t have an actual room to dedicate to eating meals every day or dinner parties? Sometimes all you need to create an amazing eating environment is a corner in the living room or kitchen. Round dining tables are especially suited to small rooms. Choose dining chairs with a small footprint while being comfortable at the same time. Even in space-challenged dining rooms, don’t be afraid to consider a hanging light that makes a dramatic statement to hang above the table.

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The Harald Modern Dining Table - Glass & Wood is just one of our dining tables that would work beautifully in your tiny space.

Harald Modern Dining Table - Glass & Wood

What a glamorous choice the Small Round Chair is--small but sophisticated designed to captivate.

Small Round Chair

Lastly, creativity and ingenuity can shine when furnishing small spaces. Perhaps, the result may be one of those tiny jewel boxes we mentioned in the beginning of this post. Enjoy the adventure!


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