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6 Tips for Working with Small Interior Spaces

When it comes to small interior spaces, there are plenty of ways you can make the most of every inch. If you’re short on storage, have a box bedroom you don’t know what to do with, or want to make your compact lounge more functional, then check out our top tips for working with small interiors.

Keep your Colour Scheme Simple

Choosing a simple colour scheme doesn’t mean sticking to magnolia walls and bland furnishings. When decorating a small space, it’s important not to overwhelm it, so stick to a limited palette and run with it. While light pastels and soft greys will help you to enhance the impression of space, bold colours can also work really well in tight spaces.

If you want to add a splash of colour without painting the whole room, then stick to light-coloured walls and add a pop with a carefully placed floor covering, like the Amsterdam Medallion Design Rug. Whatever you decide, stick to a maximum of four complementary shades in order to keep your scheme cohesive.


When it comes to small spaces, the phrase “a place for everything and everything in its place” is worth keeping in mind. It’s important to keep compact rooms free from clutter, since the fuller it is, the smaller it will appear. Remove all non-essentials and use clever storage solutions to hide away anything you don’t want on display. 

Choose the Right Rug

When it comes to finishing touches, rugs can have a big impact on a room. And this is one item you definitely don’t want to get wrong. Choosing the wrong sized rug could make your room feel smaller – in fact, the smaller the rug, the tinier the room will appear.

Pick one that covers enough space so that most of your furniture will sit on it, this will instantly enhance the room’s proportions. Opt for rugs decorated with long lines, too, as this will help to elongate the space. The Paris Contemporary Rug and the Sevilla Geometric Rug are our top picks for small spaces.

Opt for Multi-Functional Furniture

Small spaces require a little bit of forward-thinking, and clever furnishings can help you to save inches as well as money. Multi-functional pieces are fantastic for tight rooms, since they mean you only need one item, instead of two. Opt for tables with built-in storage compartments, or choose a beautiful sofa bed, designed with style and functionality in mind.

Use Space-Saving Essentials

As with multi-functional furniture, it’s also vital to decorate small rooms with clever space-saving pieces. From extendable dining tables to two-seater sofas and even nesting side tables that can be tucked away when not in use, there are plenty of options for compact rooms. Saving space need not mean missing out on style!

Focus on Light

When it comes to small spaces, it’s essential to make sure the room is filled with light. The darker the space, the dingier and more confined it will feel. If natural light isn’t available, opt for plenty of lamps and decorate with mirrors to enhance light levels. Furnishings with reflective finishes and glass elements will also help you to boost the impression of space. 


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