Got a small space? If you’ve ever lived in a tiny apartment or small house, you know that small space living comes with challenges. Your home should be comfortable, no matter the size. It’s possible to incorporate style into compact rooms and make the most out of tight square footage!

Whether your home is an apartment, tiny house, or single-family home, living in a cramped space calls for a certain amount of creativity and flexibility. With a little planning, even the smallest spaces can be inviting, functional, and comfy. Don’t know where to start? You’re in luck—Ashley HomeStore can help you maximize your floor plan with pieces that are stylish, warm, and sophisticated.

First things first—make sure that you figure out the function of your space. How will you use this particular room? Ask yourself questions to identify areas that may need some reworking. Is a loveseat sufficient instead of a couch or sectional? Do you need storage for books, toys, and more? Think it through and decide on doable solutions before you go shopping for furniture and décor.

Need some inspiration? We’ve got a few viable design ideas for small spaces:

Pieces with Hidden Storage

Furniture with hidden storage is a must for small living spaces. It’s the most sensible option if you’re lacking closet and/or storage space in your home. Storage benches fit the bill nicely if you want to keep things in one place without sacrificing style. Not only do they serve as hidden storage, they are multi-functional. For instance, our Erika Storage Bench brings form and function to an entryway, living room, hallway or bedroom. Its roll arm styling is chic and sophisticated, and the tufted seat lifts up to offer ample interior storage space.

Another great example is this Split Seat Storage Bench—it offers the best of both seating and storage space. The ample storage compartment handily houses everything from backpacks and umbrellas, to shoes and sports gear. With a distinctive split seat design with low-back slat styling, this storage bench looks like a solid piece of furniture when it’s closed.

Multi-Functional Furniture Ideas

One of the most important things to remember when designing a small space is to invest in pieces that have many functions. Multi-functional furniture can be stylish and practical at the same time. The hand-finished Marion Coffee Table with Nesting Stools has four wedge-shaped stools seamlessly integrated into its design. Upholstered in a high-quality faux leather, its compact design is perfect for small spaces.

This set of 3 indoor and outdoor Patio Gold Finish Nesting Tables has both form and function. These tables are durable for outdoors and pretty enough for interiors, and its clean-lined design includes removable tray tops.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

A mirror is a small space’s best friend. A well-placed mirror can do wonders to make your small space seem larger, open, and airy. When you place them on a wall adjacent to a window, any space looks bigger and brighter. Our Pemberton Accent Mirror reflects light beautifully throughout your room. At almost four feet long, this mirror makes a statement while giving the illusion of more space. Another great choice is the Salima Quatrefoil Mirror—it really gives a “wow” factor with its cutout quatrefoil design, metallic gold tone frame, and quality craftsmanship.

Swap a Couch for a Loveseat

In some space-challenged rooms, a sectional or a large couch might fit with no problem. However, other small spaces call for something less bulky. A loveseat may be the answer! Consider our Darcy Loveseat—it’s available in nine colors, and offers clean, contemporary style along with fashionable comfort. Its striking flared frame, comfy pillow top armrests, and ultra-soft upholstery holds up to everyday living.

If you’re going for a sophisticated look, the Fresco Loveseat lends the look of a family heirloom without taking up too much space. Boasting curvaceous lines, an ornate frame, and succulent chenille on the cushions, this loveseat is reminiscent of antique furnishings.

Ashley HomeStore Can Help Make Your Small Space Shine

What are your favorite design ideas for small spaces? Whatever décor you’re dreaming of, it’s easy to spruce up your home with our bright, fun accessories and furniture pieces. Make the most of your small space with a little help from Ashley HomeStore! Shop in-store and online for perfect furniture and décor to complement your home!

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