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Shopping for small spaces | Ask The Expert

November 9, 2022

Furniture shopping can be frustrating, especially if you are searching for items that can fit a small or narrow living space/bedroom. Here’s our guide and picks of space-saving furniture ideal for apartment homes from Ashley Furniture and King Koil.

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.

Modern Living Hilda Loveseat (RRP: $2,199)
Dimension: L171 X D80 X H71.5 cm
Beech wood frame structure
100% polyester fabric

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.

Ashley Furniture Altari Loveseat (RRP: $1,219)
Dimension: L157 X D96.5 X H94 cm
High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
2 decorative pillows included
Pillows with soft polyfill
Polyester upholstery and pillows
Exposed feet with faux wood finish
Ashley Furniture Furlano Loveseat (RRP: $2,439)
Dimension: L188 X D96 X H85 cm
High quality polyester fabric, easy cleaning
High-density foam and spring box in seat cushion
High quality polyester/polyurethane exterior upholstery
Powder coated metal leg
1 lumbar pillow per seat

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.

Ashley Furniture Calion Queen Sofa Sleeper (RRP: $2,099)
Sofa Dimension: L221 X D96.5 x H96.5 cm
Mattress Size: W152 x D182 x H108 cm
High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
4 decorative pillows included
Polyester upholstery and pillows with soft polyfill
Exposed feet with faux wood finish
Included bi-fold queen memory foam mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame
Memory foam provides better airflow for a cooler night’s sleep
Memory foam encased in damask ticking

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.

Ashley Furniture Jarreau Sofa Chaise Sleeper (RRP: $1,399)
Dimension: W210 x D 135 x H 91 cm
Loose cushions
High-resiliency foam cushions
Polyester upholstery
Includes a pullout cushion that sits atop a supportive steel frame
Exposed feet with faux wood finish

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.

Modern Living Pawel 036-3 round dining table (RRP: $439)
Dimension: Ø100 x H 75 cm
Premium MDF
Melamine Veneer Top
Beech Wood Legs

Ashley Furniture Torjin Counter Height Dining Table (RRP: $589)
Dimension: L183 X D41 X H91.5 cm
Made of veneers, wood and engineered wood
Counter height
Ashley Furniture Torjin Counter Height Stool (RRP: $189)
Dimension: W46 X D46 x H61 cm
Made of veneers and engineered wood
Metal base
Adjustable height

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).

Modern Living Stratos (RRP: $89)
Dimension: L49.5 X W49.5 X H80.5 cm
Polypropylene Material
Weather Resistant

Have you visited King Koil’s latest showroom? Located in the heart of Bukit Merah, at Jalan Kilang Barat, is a six-storey home shopping wonderland featuring King Koil’s mattress collections as well as a wide and diverse array of furniture from American furniture brand Ashley Home. Get everything you need for refurbishing your bed and living rooms at this convenient one-stop location.

Psst. Did you know aside from mattresses, King Koil also offers a range well-made of beddings, linens and furniture as well? Plus, they are currently offering free delivery for all purchases above $100.


Ashley Furniture HomeStore (Sungei Kadut)

67 Sungei Kadut Drive, L1 & L2, S(729567), Singapore 729567, Tel: 6732-0078

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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