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Compact living to the fullest

When you have one small room to do it all, efficient storage and furniture with double functions are your best friends. And remember, no matter how pressed you are for space, compact can still be stylish.

A room with an extended white daybed with beige/dark grey bed linen, various storage, a beige armchair and pink pendant.
A room with an extended white daybed with beige/dark grey bed linen, various storage, a beige armchair and pink pendant.

Storage tailored to you

A good tip for a one-room apartment is to choose a storage system that is easy to adapt to small tricky spaces. Build high and low, even above the bed, to get the stow-away space you need.

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A white PLATSA wardrobe system beside and above a bed, with one door open showing tableware and folded sweaters inside.
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Say it with cushions

When you’ve turned your bed into a daybed – call it a sofa if you want – throw a few cushions on top to complete the transformation. Your own combination of colours, patterns, dots and stripes can be quite a stylish statement.

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A round light pink KRANSBORRE cushion and various other cushions on a daybed with a white throw, beside a white wardrobe.
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Side tables set you up for more

In a small space, it’s convenient to have a few small tables for easy multi-use. Coffee table, board game table or breakfast-in-bed table? You can even put them together for a picnic-on-the-rug-with-friends combination.

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A bright room with a daybed, white wardrobes, a white GLADOM tray table on a beige rug, a beige armchair and pink pendant.
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Mirror for extra dimensions

A big mirror makes the room seem larger – not only by adding a feeling of spaciousness, but also how it reflects light. With the right frame it can also be a powerful addition to the overall styling of the room.

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A SVANSELE gold-frame mirror at the head of a bed with cushions in various colours, plus a white table in the reflection.
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The bed-sofa-bed-sofa-bed

An extendable daybed that easily converts into a bed for one – or even two – is the ultimate solution for small-space living. When morning comes, hide the bedding in the drawers underneath. Voilà, it’s now your sofa – again.

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An extended white BRIMNES daybed made with beige/dark grey bedlinen, with white wardrobes and a gold-frame mirror behind.
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Eat, work and play

An all-purpose table to centre daily life around can still be elegant to match the mood of the room. Foldable drop-leaves and a handy drawer make it extra well-suited for small-space living.

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A white INGATORP drop-leaf table with books and a computer on the tabletop, by a bright wall with framed pictures.
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Compact is no reason to compromise

Some things should simply be allowed the space they need – like an armchair that lets you enjoy comfortable moments on your own or offer a guest the best seat. And if you’re going to have an armchair, it might as well be a stylish one.

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A pale pink knitted throw on a beige REMSTA armchair with a white floor lamp behind, by a window with beige curtains.
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