These days, many homes in Singapore are getting smaller, but that doesn’t mean they should cramp your style and interiors. Our in-house expert shares some great tips on things to bear in mind when searching for furniture with the right fit and space-saving tips to make a small living area feel much bigger.
Q: What are some things I should consider when shopping for a small space?
Before heading out, measure your space carefully and precisely to ensure that the products will fit. Make sure every piece is functional and serves more than one purpose. It’s best not to overcrowd the room with too many different items. And most importantly, pay extra attention to the size and proportion of the furniture. Light-coloured furniture is strongly recommended as they make the surrounding area feel visually lighter. Adopting an understated neutral colour scheme in your home also creates the illusion of a larger area and reduces visual clutter.
Q: What types of furniture should I consider for a small and narrow living room?
With a narrow space, focus on creating intimate corners with a variety of seating arrangements. You can get a cosy two-seater loveseat sofa, such as the quilted Modern Living Hilda Loveseat (above) or Modern Living Willy Loveseat with stylish, snug curves.
For something elegantly timeless, opt for the Ashley Furniture Altari Loveseat or Ashley Furniture Furlano Loveseat (both below). Or for a more classic look, try the King Koil Power Recliner Messien Loveseat.
Otherwise, consider a dual function sofa – such as a chaise sofa or sofa bed which can be just as comfortable. Some options include Ashley Sleeper Sofa, Modern Living Hilda Chaise, Ashley Furniture Calion Queen Sofa Sleeper (below) and Ashley Furniture Altari Queen Sofa Sleeper.
A low-to-ground sofa can create a more open and lofty feeling in your space. For instance, the Ashley Furniture Traemore sofa and Ashley Furniture Altari sofa. You can also place the sofa against the wall or a corner to maximise space. We recommend the Ashley Furniture Jarreau Sofa Chaise Sleeper (below) or Ashley Furniture Savesto sectional sofa.
Q: Are there dining tables suitable for a one- or two- person household?
Look for a round dining table as it usually takes up less floor space. A recommended one is the Modern Living Pawel 036-3 round dining table (below), sporting a clean design which fits any contemporary dining area. Alternatively, find a counter height dining table. For instance, the sleek Ashley Furniture Torjin Counter Height Dining Table or cleverly designed Ashley Furniture Caitbrook Counter Height Dining Table and Bar Stools which comes in a set of three and has a beautiful side storage/ shelfing to store your tableware.
Q: What about stackable stools?
Stackable stools are great if you entertain a lot and have guests over regularly. You can bring out the stools for extra seating and stack them up when the gathering is over. Do note that stools are not meant for long-term seating compared to more comfortable options like a proper dining chair or armchair. If you’re looking for cool stackable stools in different colours, consider the Modern Living Stratos stools (below).
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Ashley Furniture HomeStore (Sungei Kadut)
67 Sungei Kadut Drive, L1 & L2, S(729567), Singapore 729567, Tel: 6732-0078
Ashley Gallery (Marina Square)
Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-300-303, 346-348, Singapore 039594, Tel: 6333-4181
Ashley Furniture HomeStore (Genting Lane)
1 Genting Lane, #01-01, Singapore 349544, Tel: 6746-0488
Ashley Furniture HomeStore (Jln Kilang Barat)
12 Jln Kilang Barat, L1 to L6, S159354, Singapore 159354, Tel: 6252-7180
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