Inner City Living with LuxuryFurniture

Inner City Living with Luxury Furniture

Urban living often means making the most of small spaces. The challenge lies in creating a stylish, comfortable, and functional home without the luxury of ample space. With the right approach, and carefully selected furniture, even the most compact city apartment can be transformed into an inviting and beautiful space. 

Keel Chair By PotoccoAbove: Keel Chair By Potocco

Challenges and Opportunities of Small-Space Living

Living in a small urban apartment comes with its unique set of challenges and opportunities. Limited space can restrict furniture choices and layout options, but it also encourages creativity and innovation. The goal is to create a living space that feels open, uncluttered, and expressive of personal style, while also practical and comfortable.

Erskine Sofa by KettAbove: Erskine Sofa, Erskine Coffee Table & Otway Console by Kett, Mito Lamp by Rakumba.

Selecting Furniture: Size Matters

When it comes to furnishing a small inner-city apartment, size really does matter. Finding luxury furniture proportional to your space is crucial. Look for pieces that are compact yet stylish, ensuring they don’t overpower the room. Furniture with clean lines and sleek designs, such as the Velis, can help the area look more spacious and less cluttered.

Velis Lounge Tub Chair By PotoccoAbove: Velis Lounge Tub Chair By Potocco

Versatility: The Key to Functional Furniture

In small spaces, versatility is key. Choose furniture that serves multiple purposes, such as extendable tables, or ottomans with storage. This multipurpose approach not only saves space but also offers the flexibility to adapt the room for different uses, whether it's hosting guests or simply relaxing at home.

Avoca Sofa by KettAvoca Sofa by KettAbove: Avoca Sofa by Kett

Modular sofas such as the Avoca are superb choices for small spaces, offering design flexibility and a fantastic centrepiece for your room, as well as a luxurious place to sit and relax.

Maximising Storage Solutions

Effective storage solutions are essential in small apartments. Luxury furniture with built-in storage can be a game-changer, helping to reduce clutter and maximise space. 

Think beds with storage drawers, coffee tables with shelves or under storage such as the Erskine, and TV units with extra compartments. These clever designs keep your space tidy while adding an element of sophistication.

Erskine Coffee Table by KettAbove: Erskine Coffee Table by Kett

Shelving units like the Otway are ideal for small rooms, crafted from solid oak the  Otway shelving provides storage space while also adding elegance to your space. 

Otway Shelving Unit by KettOtway Shelving Unit by KettAbove: Otway Shelving Unit by Kett 

Maximising wall space and height is an excellent method for storing items and freeing up floor space. Frame, designed by Justin Hutchinson for Kett, offers a flexible solution for custom joinery that is highly functional and perfect for smaller areas. 

Frame Living System by KettAbove: Frame Living System by Kett

Designed and made in Australia, Frame available for the living room, bedroom & Office allows you to create storage and shelving for any area of the home using as few as three of its 60cm panels. 

Frame Office by KettAbove: Frame Office by Kett

Frame is available in a wide range of finishes, materials and layouts, allowing for personalised to match your aesthetic preferences and storage requirements.

Arranging Furniture for Style and Flow

It’s important to balance functionality with aesthetics to create a sense of flow and openness in a small space. Arranging furniture strategically can help define different areas within the apartment, such as dining, lounging, or working spaces while ensuring easy movement and a sense of spaciousness.

With thoughtful selection and arrangement of luxury furniture, you can create a space that is both beautiful and functional. For assistance choosing and placing furniture in your home, book an appointment with our experienced design consultants.

Embrace the challenges and opportunities of small-space living let your creativity shine through your interior design choices and create a home that reflects your style and meets your lifestyle needs.

Indoor Furniture by KettAbove: Johanna Occasional Chair, Otway Entertainment UnitOtway SofaOtway Trestle Coffee TablesOtway Round Coffee Tables Timber by Kett 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some tips for arranging furniture in a small space?

Arranging furniture in a small space requires thoughtful planning. Start by identifying the focal point of the room, such as a large window or a piece of art, and arrange your furniture around it. Use multi-functional furniture to save space, and avoid blocking pathways to ensure easy movement. Placing larger pieces against walls can open up the central space, and using mirrors like the Tale can create an illusion of more room.

Tale Mirror by PotoccoAbove: Tale Mirror by Potocco

How can I use accessories to add personality and flair to my small apartment?

Accessories are a fantastic way to inject personality into your small apartment. Choose items that reflect your style and add character to the space. Wall art, decorative cushions, unique lamps, and elegant rugs can all contribute to the aesthetic without taking up too much space. Remember, a few well-chosen accessories can make a strong style statement, so it’s important not to overcrowd.

Johanna Round Timber Table by KettAbove: Johanna Round Timber Table by Kett

Where can I find inspiration for decorating my small apartment with luxury furniture?

Interior design magazines and websites are a great starting point, offering a wealth of ideas and current trends. Social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram provide endless visual inspiration and practical tips. Visiting furniture showrooms and design exhibitions can give you a feel for different styles and how they might work in your space.


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