Luxury Furniture for Small Spaces: Maximizing Style & Functionality

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Furnishing a small space can be a challenge, but there are many luxury furniture options that can help maximize your available space. It’s always important to utilize every inch that is available to you without cluttering your space. This can be done by choosing the right size and style of furniture that will not only look good in your home but will also serve a functional purpose. Keep reading to learn the best ways to style your small space and our top choices at Cantoni.

Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Small Space

Selecting the right furniture for your small space is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it’s important that you maximize your space. When what you have is limited, you need to use it wisely. Choosing furniture that is appropriately sized and multi-functional allows you to make the most of what space you have.

Small spaces often require multi-functional areas, such as a living room that doubles as a home office or guest bedroom. This is where furniture that can pull double duty comes in handy. When purchasing luxury furniture for your small space, consider opting for something that serves multiple purposes to ensure that your space is as functional as possible, such as the New in Town Writing Desk. This multi-functional piece from Malerba pulls double (sometimes even triple) duty as it can be used as an unconventional nightstand, a writing desk, or even a vanity.

New in Town Writing Desk

The luxury furniture that you choose should also improve the flow and functionality of your space. Be sure to choose luxury furniture that is appropriately sized in relation to the space that you’re furnishing. For example, in a small-sized dining space, it might be more prudent to select a dining table that is round, that way you have more space to move around or even add more seating. We suggest the Yoda Keramik Dining Table from Cattelan Italia.

Yoda Keramik Dining Table

Your thoughtfully selected luxury piece can also improve the aesthetics and comfort of your home. Choosing furniture that complements the style of the space and is visually light can help create a cohesive and appealing look, while comfortable options that fit your needs and space constraints can make a significant difference in your overall comfort level.

Maximizing Functionality with Multi-Purpose Furniture

Multi-purpose furniture is not the end-all-be-all when it comes to furnishing your small space, but it definitely makes maximizing what you have a whole lot easier. Here are some tips for making the most of multi-purpose luxury furniture.

Choose versatile pieces. Look for furniture that serves multiple functions, such as a sofa bed, a coffee table with storage, or a dining table that can also be used as a desk. The Myflower Cocktail Table from Naos shown below offers plenty of configurations thanks to its three-surfaced top that rotates on chrome supports, allowing you to use as little (or as much) of the table as you’d like.

Think vertically. Make use of vertical space by selecting furniture that can be stacked, such as nesting tables or modular shelves that can be configured in different ways.

Optimize storage. Choose luxury furniture with built-in storage, such as ottomans, benches, or bed frames. This will help you keep your space organized and clutter-free. Gamma’s Karl Sofa makes it easy to store items that need to be kept away, but easy at hand.

Consider mobility. In small spaces, it’s essential to be able to move furniture around easily to accommodate different needs. Choose pieces that are lightweight and easy to move.

Prioritize comfort. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for functionality with our luxury options at Cantoni. It’s important to choose pieces that are comfortable for their primary use. For example, a sofa bed should be comfortable as both a sofa and as a bed.

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Choosing the Right Colors & Textures for Small Spaces

Choosing the right colors and textures of furniture for small spaces can make a significant difference in the overall look and feel of your space. Ultimately, lighter colors are the way to go. They have the ability to reflect light and make the room feel brighter and more spacious. When purchasing your luxury furniture, opt for hues of white, beige, and light grey.

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A monochromatic color scheme is also a great way to furnish your small space. This will create a cohesive and streamlined look that can help make whatever room you’re furnishing feel more expansive.

And for those who need a little more vibrancy in their life, bright pops of color are a sure way to set your small space apart. Style colored throw pillows or artwork in your space to add interest and personality to the room without overwhelming the space.

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Textured fabrics add visual interest to the room without adding clutter. They can also make the space feel cozy and comfortable. Natural materials also have a way of adding warmth and texture to a space while creating a welcoming atmosphere. In the same thread, try avoiding busy patterns, which can overwhelm a small space. Opt for simple patterns or solid colors.

How to Add Luxury Accents to Small Spaces

For smaller spaces, adding luxury accents can make a big difference in the overall ambiance and feel of the room. However, there is a fine line between artfully selected pieces that will elevate your space and too many or too big pieces that will make your space feel cramped and cluttered.

Start off by choosing a color scheme. Luxury isn’t dictated by a certain set of colors, so go with what you like and stick to it. More jewel tones such as emerald, sapphire, or ruby will give your home an elegant and vibrant feel, whereas muted shades of beige or grey will offer a more sophisticated look.

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Quality textiles are small details but are sure to make a big impact in your space. This is a great way to show off your personality without over-cluttering your space. Plush rugs, soft throw blankets, patterned or textured throw pillows, and curtains are a surefire way to make your home feel more luxurious.

Lighting is another great way to add that extra oompf to take your small space to the next level. Opt for decorative lighting fixtures like chandeliers or sconces to add elegance and style to your small space without taking up your precious floor space.

Apollo 8 Ceiling Lamp

Create the illusion of extra space with reflective surfaces such as mirrors or metallic decorative objects. A large wall mirror or small shiny decorative accents will do wonders to make your space look like it came out of a magazine.

How to Arrange Furniture in Your Small Space

Arranging furniture in a small space can be a challenge, but with some careful planning, it’s possible to create a functional, comfortable, and most importantly, luxurious space. Here are some tips that might help:

Measure your space. Before you start arranging your furniture, measure the dimensions of your room to ensure that everything you plan to put in it will fit.

Create a floor plan. Sketch a rough floor plan of your room and experiment with different furniture arrangements until you find one that works best for you and your space. Cantoni’s interior design services make this process easy. Along with helping you create a floor plan that will maximize your space, our talented team of designers will help you find luxury furniture that fits your budget, style, and space. It all starts with a complimentary consultation!

Use multi-functional furniture. In a small space, it’s essential to use furniture that serves multiple purposes. Consider using a sofa bed or a storage ottoman to save space and increase functionality.

Create zones. Divide your space into different zones for different activities, such as a seating area, a work area, and a dining area. Use rugs, curtains, or furniture placement to create visual boundaries between each zone.

Freeway Wall Supported Shelf

Use wall space. In a small space, the walls are your best friend. Maximize your space by using the walls for additional storage. Install shelving to store books, electronics, or other items that typically clutter up the floor.

Don’t overcrowd. Be sure to leave some breathing room in your small space. Resist the urge to fill every inch of your room with furniture and instead, choose a few key pieces that will create a sense of balance and harmony.

Creating the Illusion of More Space

One of the main things that you can do to transform your small space into one that not only looks put together but feels comfortable to live in is to create the illusion of more space. This can easily be done with strategically placed items such as mirrors and lighting.

Fill empty wall space with large mirrors in the shape of your choosing. This will reflect light and the rest of the room to make it feel more spacious. Using multiple mirrors can have the same effect. Style them together or spread them throughout your small space to add an extra sense of depth.

Hawaii Wall Mirror

Another way to create the illusion of space with mirrors that are often not thought of is placing your mirrors near windows or other sources of natural light. The reflection of the natural light will make your room feel and look brighter and more open.

Gerundio Round Wall Mirror

While using mirrors can make your small space feel larger, it’s important to avoid overdoing it. Too many mirrors can make your space feel cluttered and overwhelming.

Lacking wall space? You can also create the illusion of space with strategically placed lighting. By using multiple lighting sources in your home, such as lamps, ceiling lights, and sconces, you can create a layered lighting effect that will make your room feel larger and more open.

You can also use directional lighting, such as spotlights or uplighting, to draw the eye to specific areas of the room. For example, if you wish your space to feel taller, you can use uplighting to draw the eye upwards to create the illusion of added space. Check out the Sampei Floor Lamp from Davide Groppi shown below. This distinctive design features a 360-degree adjustable spotlight, allowing you to illuminate whatever you wish at a moment’s notice.

By extension, using specific lampshades can also make a big impact on your space. If you’re wanting to make your space appear bigger or more open, opt for light-colored lampshades to help reflect the light.

Making the Most of Your Vertical Space

Wall space becomes your best friend when it comes to furnishing your small space. When you’re lacking floor space, having that additional space on your wall can make a big difference when it comes to styling your home with your favorite decor pieces. Keep reading to see how you can transform your small space with luxury wall furniture.

Install shelving. Implementing shelving on your walls can help you make use of vertical space and keep your floor area clean. You can use these shelves to store books, decorative items, and other essentials.

Use tall bookcases. Tall bookcases or open shelving units can also help make use of vertical space and even section off your room for an added sense of privacy. We’re currently loving the Arsenal Bookcase Composition from Cattelan Italia.

Utilize the tops of cabinets. The tops of cabinets or dressers can be used to store items that are not frequently used, such as extra bedding or out-of-season clothing.

Hang artwork vertically. Hanging artwork vertically rather than horizontally can help draw the eye upward and create the illusion of added space.


Furnishing your small space may seem daunting, but we hope that these helpful tips and tricks provided you with enough insight to make an informed decision before purchasing your luxury furniture at Cantoni. And when you require extra assistance to ensure that your home is looking its best, our knowledgeable designers are eager to provide you with thoughtful solutions to your design challenges.

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