Big Ideas for Small Living Rooms

Are you living in or downsizing to a smaller place and are stressed by how your furniture and belongings are going to fit? Our advice: choose multi-functional furniture. When you choose pieces that serve more than one purpose, you open up a world of possibilities for your small space living area. Let us show you how with some items from IconByDesign that are ideal for small space living.

oak 3 seater sofa and coffee table

Olivia 3-Seater Sofa in Oak

Classic good looks combine with modern functionality to make our Olivia sofa collection a statement in any home – no matter the size. Available in oak and walnut, its curved frame is cleverly designed to be sleek and space-saving. Its comfortable cushions don’t overwhelm the room and invite you to unwind on a lazy Sunday afternoon – or entertain your friends for a party. Choose from a 3-seater, 2-seater or armchair to suit your space. 

2 seater sofa in walnut

Olivia 2-Seater Sofa in Walnut

If you’re looking for a piece of furniture that spells ‘versatile’ with a capital V, may we introduce you to the Jonas Bookshelf. This bookshelf can morph into a room divider (perfect for a studio apartment) or even as a console table, depending on the configuration you choose. For instance, the 4×1 can work well in your living room as an entertainment unit or a room divider; it can also slot right into your home office to store important files, stationery and work-related knick-knacks; or even in your kids’ bedroom as a bookshelf. 

oak bookshelf

Jonas Bookshelf in Oak

Thanks to its many configurations, the Jonas is designed to grow with your home as your family’s needs evolve. Its versatility means you’ll always manage to find a beautiful spot for it, no matter how compact or spacious your home may be.

oak living room furniture

If space is tight in your hallway, the Jolanda Console comes to the rescue with its slim lines. Dress it up with a pot plant and a scented candle, not forgetting a decorative holder for essentials like keys and a wicker basket for your kids’ school shoes. It makes a style statement while keeping clutter at bay. What’s more, the Jolanda can double up as a desk in your home office or child’s bedroom – simply remove the plank at the bottom and you’re good to go! So, who’s working from home today?  

oak console table and sofa

Jolanda Console in Oak

Add some much-needed storage to your living room with the Jorgen Sideboard. Its slim legs elevate it, making it look streamlined and elegant. 

Thanks to its removable internal shelves, you can store anything from your favourite porcelain plates and wine glasses to important paperwork and table linen. Or, use it as a music station to house your music system, speakers and favourite records. 

solid oak sideboard

Jorgen Sideboard 120cm

The strong oak lines of the Felix coffee table combine with the glass top to give the appearance of space – just what you need in a cosy living area. Sit back and relax with a cuppa.   

oak entertainment unit and lounge

Felix Coffee Table in Oak

Get creative with your room’s layout and arrange your furniture to make use of every square inch – even those awkward corners – to create a sense of expansiveness. Choose decor and furnishings like rugs, mirrors and art that don’t feel heavy. Accentuate the light to make the room feel airy and draw attention to its focal point, whether it’s an ornate fireplace or a leafy outlook. 

white oak and glass coffee table
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