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Small space ideas

You can do big things with small spaces - you just have to think outside the box (room). We'll show you how...

Small space ideas.

Small living room ideas

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Argos Home Remi 2 seater fabric chaise in a box in charcoal.

Don't compromise on comfort

The sofa is the master of multifunctional living. It sets the scene for TV binges, coffee catch-ups, lap dinners, Sunday snoozes... Sofa beds or more petite seaters are perfect in smaller spaces - our Remi sofa has a moveable footstall for lefty and righty loungers, plus all that squidge comes packed in an easy-to-get-up-the-stairs box - ideal for flat dwellers.

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Get a neat nest

A nest of tables lets you subtly slide out extra space for entertaining when you need it.

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Look for slim legs

Choose furniture with long and lean pins to make your room seem lighter and airier. 

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Maximise your storage

Cube units are great for small spaces - put it against a wall or double up its use as a room divider.

Small bedroom ideas

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Argos Home Pico double bed frame in two tone.

Clever clutter concealing

The bedroom seems to be where most of our stuff collects - so this is really where smart storage comes into its own. Introducing Pico - a bed, wardrobe and side table all rolled into one modern, light oak effect finish. There's plenty of hiding spaces for clothes and shoes - the ideal storage solution if bedroom furniture is eating up too much floorspace.

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Consider a clothes rail

Using an oh-so-trendy rail saves on wardrobe space and gives you easy access to your capsule wardrobe.

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Seek out a sliding door

Can't move around your room when your wardrobe door is open? Opt for a sleeker sliding style.

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Choose a space-savvy bed

Ottomans or beds with drawers have handy hidden storage. A great place to keep clutter.

Small kitchen ideas

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Argos Home stone effect bar table and 2 bar stools.

Create a kitchen-diner

Tired of eating every meal from your lap? Adding in a eating space to your kitchen area might be easier than you think. A breakfast bar not only gives you space for at least two diners, but also gives you a little extra worktop space to work with. Neat eh?

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Extend your options

Extendable dining tables give you extra room when you've got company, and stay neat and discrete when it's just tea for two.

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Use your walls

Wall mounted storage is a really clever way to use an otherwise wasted space - plus cooking is much easier with all your utensils right at your fingertips.

Small study ideas

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Argos Home Loft Living console table.

No room for an office? Make a study 'zone'

Use a corner of a living space to double up as a home office. Our Loft Living furniture collection is designed just for this, with plenty of storage packed into these coordinating pieces. Simply configure the best fit for your space by mixing and matching the range.

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Make it a multifunctional space

Look for pieces that work as a study station by day, but can be tidied away into a sideboard or shelving unit come clocking off time.

Small-scale styling tips

A few of our styling secrets to make a room look bigger than it really is.

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Add lots of mirrors

These really make a big difference. If you're getting new furniture consider sleek mirrored finishes, or just place a few big mirrors around the room - they'll trick the eye and make your room feel twice as big. 

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Hang floor-to-ceiling curtains

Just because your windows are on the shorter side, it doesn't mean your curtains have to be. Opt for a longer drape that reaches the floor to make your ceilings look taller and your room feel bigger.

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Add zone defining rugs

This is a great tip if you're working with a more open plan layout or multifunctional space., like a lounge-diner. A large area rug will help to define each zone and create little living pockets.

For more small space tips...

See how the clever team at Houzz.com have used our pieces in 17 ingenious ideas for small space living.

View the article on Houzz.co.uk

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