June 9, 2021

Ten smart, versatile furniture pieces for small spaces

Clever and cool: use these versatile designs to turn awkward corners and narrow hallways into useful features.

Ten smart, versatile furniture pieces for small spaces

Small spaces are often among the most challenging for interior designers. When designing commercial interiors with limited space, your design team might encounter some unique challenges. Whether you are working on boutique retail spaces, small hotel rooms, or showroom apartments, here are our favourite pieces from the Clippings catalogue for your small-space projects.

Choosing pieces for small spaces

Accommodating varied uses in a small space can be a challenge as a designer. Selecting the right pieces that provide utility while enhancing your design and delivering a quality space your clients love is a delicate balancing act.

While small spaces can pose difficulties for commercial interior design teams, furniture brands are making it easier than ever to source space-saving pieces.

Some simple interior design tips for small spaces can help designers identify a space-saving piece with ease.

Tips for selecting the right furniture

When working in restricted spaces such as hotel rooms or small apartments, choose furniture that serves multiple functions. Editing your furniture selection down to essential, functional, and beautiful pieces that enhance your client’s overall aesthetic is vital.

From our extensive catalogue, we have curated an edit of 10 pieces of clever furniture for small spaces. Each piece has been selected for its unique ability to maximise space while not compromising on design.

Alada Floating Folding Desk by Woodendot

A minimalist design, the Alada folding desk from Spanish brand Woodendot allows you to maximise space where it is limited. When not in use, the table top can be lifted up and the piece turns into a narrow shelf.

Haze Sideboard by Ferm Living

The sleek frame and elegant, reeded glass walls and doors make the Haze Sideboard from Ferm Living perfect for concealing clutter in a small space.

360° Drawer by Magis

With five or ten storage compartments, the 360° Drawer, a design by Konstantin Grcic, from Italian brand Magis offers endless organisation possibilities in a sleek, high-gloss unit on wheels. Instead of pulling out the drawer, you rotate them horizontally to access them.

Mark Side Table by Moroso

Sculpted from a single steed of powder-coated steel, the cantilevered design of the Mark Side Table is a handy option if there's only a little room next to a sofa or lounge chair. It's produced by Moroso.

Ruff Small Armchair by Moroso

The functional shape and bold aesthetic of the Ruff Armchair from Moroso make it an ideal addition to a limited space interior. We see it in the corner of a compact hotel room or the lobby of a boutique hotel.

Georg Desk with Drawer by Skagerak

Inspired by Nordic and Japanese design principles, the Georg Desk from Skagerak is a minimalist addition that adds a designated working place in a hotel room. It could also be used to add a home office in the guest room of a residential project.

Afteroom Bench by Menu

A tribute to Bauhaus and Functionalism, the design of Menu's Afteroom Bench is enhanced for small spaces with its end table addition, perfect for small reception areas in an office or hospitality venue.

Mos Bench by Wiener GTV Design

The Mos Bench from Wiener GTV Design serves a double function with its upholstered seat and open-shelf storage solution, making it, for example, a clever addition to a narrow hallway in a hotel bedroom.

Hide Pedestal by Hem

Combing shelving and minimalist design, the powder-coated steel Hide Pedestal table, a design by Karoline Fesser for Hem, rotates to provide access or hide stored items.

Spindle Bench by Ethnicraft

Inspired by the traditional spinning wheel, the streamlined Spindle Bench by Ethnicraft fits seamlessly into narrow hallways and rooms.

Discover our product catalogue

The Clippings catalogue contains tens of thousands of products from over 650 world-leading furniture brands. It's a great resource to find the perfect pieces for your project fast.

The advantage of working with the Clippings catalogue is that you see trade pricing and lead times instantly – before you request a quote. When you're ready to define your specification, this process becomes a breeze thanks to our platform.

It includes every type of furniture you could need and if we don’t have something particular you are looking for, our procurement team can help you to source products from anywhere for a larger project.

Team up with Clippings

Our procurement managers can assist you with curating the ideal pieces for challenging spaces. They have delivered many commercial projects and can, in line with your budget and aesthetic vision, put together furniture and lighting packages for you.

With a free Clippings account, you can also create boards to organise your favourite pieces visually. Our Clip tool browser extension lets you add products from anywhere on the web to a project on Clippings – and we can source it for you.

We will also manage all deliveries from suppliers and can manage installation on site.

Contact our team of furniture procurement specialists for more information on how the Clippings platform can help you with your next interior project.

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