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Interior Design Ideas for Small Houses

Living in a small house or apartment makes fitting in everything you need difficult. And making it look good at the same time is even harder! To help you fit all your grand design aspirations into your little home, we've created a list of our favourite interior design ideas for small houses. Little has never looked so good with Target Furniture!


Light and Neutral Colours

Opting for light and neutral colours is a tried-and-true approach for expanding the visual space in small rooms. Shades such as whites, creams, beiges, and pastels create a sense of openness and airiness. These hues have a knack for bouncing light around, making the space feel brighter and more inviting.

Consider pairing our light grey Kenzie 2 Seater with off-white walls and cream curtains for small living rooms. This sofa is large enough to lounge in, but its soft colours and plush edges will blend into its surroundings. When paired with equally neutral wall and curtain colours, it creates the illusion of space, which is valuable in smaller living rooms.


Furniture that Doubles as Storage

Furniture that moonlights as storage is a brilliant interior design idea for small houses where space is often at a premium. These multifunctional marvels unlock the potential of small rooms, ensuring every inch counts. From seats with hidden storage like our Woodwall Storage Bench Seat to beds with drawers underneath, these items will help you make the most of every nook and cranny.

Keep Clutter at Bay

Clutter can run amok in small homes, transforming even the cosiest corners into chaotic and dysfunctional spaces. But fear not! With furniture that doubles as storage, you can neatly stow away items like blankets, books, toys, and other essentials, reducing clutter and opening the space up.


Multifunctional Furniture

Multifunctional furniture is the duct tape of interior design ideas for small houses, it's always helpful, and there's rarely a problem it can't fix! Multifunctional furniture can settle

many disputes in homes where various items must fight for territory. Why choose between

a side table or extra seating when you could instead grab our Clover Ottoman?

This multipurpose masterpiece can be a footrest after a hard day of mahi, an impromptu side table for your favourite snack or extra seating when friends are around. Opting for furniture with multiple uses can eliminate unnecessary items without sacrificing functionality.


Keep it Cohesive

You can look at only so many things in small spaces, so make sure they all fit! Keep it cohesive by sticking to a limited colour palette, whether light and airy or dark and dramatic. Either will work in small spaces if you stay consistent. By curating items with an editor's eye, you can carefully assess whether they belong and avoid clutter.


Let There be Light

Small spaces can feel even more cramped when natural light is lacking.

To make the most of what light you do have, consider introducing some mirrors. Mirrors bounce light around the room and create an illusion of depth. Consider lining a wall with a large mirror or creating a feature wall of different sizes and shapes.

If you aren't quite that vain and would rather avoid turning your place into a house of mirrors, transparent furniture is another great way to maximise light. With its clear seat, our Eames Replica Dining Chair allows light to pass through it and spread across the room, making it feel larger.


Extendable Furniture for Extended Function

Extendable furniture is a fantastic way to temporarily transform your small space for a party, dinner, or anything else on the agenda before changing it back into something more liveable.

If you're a hostess with the mostest, but your dining room size is cooperating, our Veno Dining Table may be just what you need. With extendable sides, you can quickly turn this little dining table into the perfect platform for a dinner party or an intense board game night. Once the dust has settled and everyone has gone home, you can fold it down again and reclaim that much-needed extra space in your dining room.


Big Designs, Little Spaces

Decorating small spaces is a tricky business. You want to fit as much in as possible without the room feeling cramped. You want to add plenty of personality, but it can't look too cluttered. With the help of these interior design ideas for small houses, you can achieve all of this and more. If you have grand ideas for your little home, swing by Target Furniture! We have just the stuff to help you get the job done.

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