The Complete Guide To Furniture For A Compact Home

Kitting out a small home can be tricky - you need to decide on furniture that is sleek yet homely, compact but functional. We’ve put together the ideal ensemble of what you need to cover the basics, without skimping on comfort or style.


Cozy two-seaters all under 56 inches in width are perfect for a small space. Generous arms and deep cushioning to provide comfort and support. A stilted frame keeps the flooring visible and open - a visual trick to make a room look larger.

Beds & Mattresses

A full or queen bed is roomy enough to sprawl out on without overwhelming your space. Choose platform styles to utilize the space under for storage.

Night Stands

Choose a nightstand with more than a table top to maximize utility and storage. These compact nightstands pack a punch with drawers and shelves to house your bedside must-haves as well as tuck away small fabric items such as socks and handkerchiefs.


Make use of vertical space with a high dresser to store your clothes. These five-draw models take up only a few square feet of floor area but have five roomy drawers each for storage.

Dining Chairs

A couple of comfortable, cushioned dining chairs are perfect for meals, but also useful as additional seating when entertaining. Choose sleek designs in subtle shades, as they will blend well with any part of your home.