furnishing a small space

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More Tips for Furnishing a Small Space
January 9, 2012 at 11:30 am 0
White Gloss furniture will give a small living space a light and airy feel by enhancing the natural light within the room and lending a sense of spaciousness to make it feel more attractive and welcoming.  White gloss furniture instantly reflects light, unlike dark, matt colours which soak up the light and give a more sombre feel.  White gloss furniture is therefore the perfect choice for smaller rooms or those with little natural light.  Here are some of our favourite white gloss pieces which are perfect for smaller living areas. The Fern White Gloss Dining Table Range
Fern 4 Seater White Gloss Dining Table

Fern 4 Seater White Gloss Dining Table £149.00

Our Fern White Gloss dining tables have a classy minimalistic design with simple, smooth straight lines that make the Fern Range stand out from the crowd. Their high gloss, pure white surface reflects light, automatically creating the illusion of space in your dining area. The high quality wooden lacquered finish provides a long lasting and hard-wearing finish - perfect for busy every day life.  The Fern White Gloss Dining Table Range features a Kitchen Table, a 4 Seater Dining Table, a 6 Seater Dining Table and an Extending Dining Table which will seat up to 10 people.   Angola White Gloss Dining Table
Angola White Gloss Dining Table

Angola White Gloss Dining Table £229.00

The exclusive Angola White Gloss Dining Table is a beautiful, contemporary dining table which is perfect for a modern kitchen or dining room.  The Angola White Gloss dining table has a funky yet timeless design; the high gloss table surface is enhanced beautifully by the brushed steel frame and legs, which in turn create triangular corner insets to give a funky, modern twist. Ellie White Gloss Oval Dining Table
Ellie White Oval Dining Table

Ellie White Oval Dining Table £289.00

The modern Ellie White Oval Dining Table is a minimalist's dream table.  Its oval shape and simple structure make it a truly versatile table for any dining room.  The fashionable oval table top is white lacquered with funky slim legs finished in chrome.     Reeves White Gloss Coffee Table
Reeves White Gloss Coffee Table

Reeves White Gloss Coffee Table £330.00

A modern, trendy piece of furniture with a popular high gloss finish, the Reeves White Gloss Coffee Table’s top folds back on itself to create a squashed loop effect and a continuous flowing shape which is pleasing to the eye. The funky brushed nickel plated loop style legs are strong yet stylish, and sit between the two layers of the table top.  Also available in this white high gloss range is the Reeves TV Table and Sideboard.   White High Gloss Stak Coffee Table
White High Glos Stak Coffee Table

White High Gloss Stak Coffee Table £345.00

Contemporary and unusual, the White High Gloss Stak Coffee Table is bound to be the signature piece in any living area. Its funky layered design creates a piece of furniture that gives a different view from each side, and a piece of artwork for your lounge. The glossy bright white surfaces reflect light in interesting ways and give plenty of space for your cups, magazines and ornaments. The White High Gloss Stak Coffee Table is available in either a rectangular or square version and also comes in walnut or chocolate coloured wood.
Styling Tips
Danetti’s tips for furnishing a small space
February 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm 0
Zeta extendable glass dining table

The Zeta table is made of glass, so creates an illusion of space, and is also extendable

The UK is a pretty crowded place, so it's not common to hear people complaining about having too much space, is it? Most of us are looking for ways to make our homes comfortable and practical, without surrounding ourselves with bulky furniture. If you've got a home where doors won't open fully because there's furniture in the way, tables feel squashed in and sofas take up half the living room, then you need a furniture overhaul. When we're sourcing our furniture, we are constantly thinking about how each item will work in real people's homes - because we know that real people usually live in flats and small houses, not the sprawling open-plan spaces that you see in interiors magazines. So here are our tips for furnishing a small space, and a selection of Danetti products that we think will make all the difference:

Measure up

If you want to buy furniture that will fit and leave space for moving around your home, you need to know exactly how much space you have. make a note of your room dimensions in your diary (or better still, draw a little floor plan noting things like distances from doors to walls). This way, when you're shopping for furniture you can make sure the dimensions are suitable. On the Danetti site we provide information about the dimensions of our items of furniture, so you'll know what you're buying.

Make clever use of space

If your home is small, then simply buying the furniture you love the most isn't going to work. You need to think whether the furniture is smart. Can you buy a coffee table that will double up as a stool when guests come over? Our Somen coffee table does the job nicely.Will your dining chairs all fit snugly under your dining table when not in use o they don't get in the way? Will your dining table collapse down to a more manageable size when not needed?

Santino wooden sideboard

The Santino wooden sideboard will house all your clutter

Get storage sorted

Clutter is one of the biggest problems in small homes. Even a few old newspapers, CDs, shoes or games consoles hanging around can really make the place seem messy. Invest in some efficient storage, which has compartments suitable for the kind of items you need to store, and your home will look instantly more spacious.

Consider the materials you're choosing

That brightly coloured, patterned sofa, dark wooden table and fabric armchair may be your first choices, but they may simply make your home look dark and closed-in. Opt for block colours on fabrics if possible - you can always create interest with patterned or textured cushions, rugs and wall-hangings. Light or bright colours, rather than blacks and browns can also be effective at increasing the appearance of size. It also worth considering either glass or clear plastic for your tables and chairs - as they let the light through them, they give the optical illusion of taking up very little space.

The Davonte clear plastic stackable dining chair

The Davonte clear plastic chair is perfect for space-saving as it's also stackable!

Let the light in

A room with a view will seem much bigger than a room without one - it's because the outside space merges into the room, making it feel spacious. So take advantage of this by having windows and blind wide open and letting in as much natural light as possible. If a view isn't available, you can trick the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it is with the use of mirrors. If you'd like advice on furnishing your property, then just give us a call. We're happy to help!