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More Big Ideas for Small Spaces
July 24, 2012 at 8:29 am 0
When you live in a small space finding adequate storage is usually a challenge.  Even the tidiest of people can find it difficult to keep on top of clutter in a studio apartment or small flat, and as everyone knows, a clutter-free living space feels so much larger and calmer than one which is crammed full of “stuff”!  So clever storage solutions, as well as regular de-cluttering and recycling of unwanted items, are the answer. In January we blogged about some of our sideboards and coffee tables with storage and also how white gloss furniture and glass tables work well in small spaces as they reflect light to give an airy atmosphere.  Since then we have extended our range and think that these little gems also work well to keep living spaces bright, fresh and clutter-free. Assi White Gloss Sideboard
Assi White Gloss Sideboard

Assi White Gloss Sideboard £396.00

The Assi White Gloss Sideboard provides a stylish yet trendy storage solution for today's modern homes. The white high gloss finish keeps a room looking light and fresh whilst the two cupboards and three drawers provide roomy storage. The drawers and cupboards all have nifty press and release closures.  The legs of the Assi White Gloss Sideboard are designer retro, slightly slanted in a brushed metal finish.     Assi White Coffee Table
Assi White Gloss Coffee Table

Assi White Gloss Coffee Table £89.00

This funky White Gloss Coffee Table has trendy brushed metal legs, which are angled to enhance the overall retro design of this cool coffee table.  The stylish White Gloss top is a curved triangular pebble shape, has chamfered edges and is slim in profile, making it perfect for a modern living space. The Assi White Gloss Coffee Table has a matching Extending Dining Table and Sideboard to create a light and airy living area. Aria White Oak and Glass Sideboard
Aria Glass and White Oak Sideboard

Aria Glass and White Oak Sideboard £549.00

This modern white oak and glass sideboard is the perfect addition to a contemporary living space. Stash away the TV remote, DVDs and other bits and bobs in the spacious drawers of the Aria Glass and White Oak Sideboard to keep clutter to a minimum. The Aria Sideboard has four sleek press and release drawers for storage and a large display area.  The White Oak finish has a very stylish oak grain running through it and the glass supporting legs are made from 12mm thick tempered clear glass. Aria White Oak End Table
Aria Small White Oak Coffee End Table

Aria Small White Oak Coffee End Table £549.00

The Aria Small White Oak Coffee-End Table is a versatile and funky occasional table which can be utilised as a small Square Coffee Table, Lamp Table or End Table.  The modern square white top has a contemporary oak grain and sits upon two supporting legs manufactured from 12mm thick tempered clear glass.  One trendy glass leg is positioned width-wise at one end of the coffee table and the other runs length-wise, to provide a stunning yet stable base for this stylish white oak square coffee or end table.  A matching large coffee table is also available.  
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Ideas and Inspiration
Furniture ideas for small spaces
July 6, 2010 at 11:25 am 0
When you have lots of space to play with, you hardly have to give a thought to your furniture choices, but furnishing a small home can be a lot trickier. You'll have to measure every dimension and find pieces that will fit the most awkward of gaps. At the same time, you have to bear in mind that it's important to have some floor space free so your home doesn't become too cramped. At Danetti we're used to helping people furnish their homes - both big and small, and we love the challenge of sourcing items that will help to make your living space a much nicer place to be. We thought we'd draw your attention to a few of our pieces that are either so neat in proportion that they look good even in tiny flats, and also to a couple of our multi-functional products that save space because they can be used for different purposes.
Bodil sofa with metal arms

Bodil sofa with metal arms

COMPACT SEATING

First up, we wanted to show you the Bodil sofa - it's fantastic for small living rooms because it doesn't have the enormous padded arms that you find on many sofas, which can take up a metre of your valuable space if you're not careful - instead it has neat metal arms. The seat and back rest is just as comfortable as a regular sofa though.
Emery contemporary nest of tables

Emery contemporary nest of tables

OCCASIONAL TABLES

Next, a modern nest of tables - the Emery set - which are very useful in small homes. While you may think of nests of tables as something your grandmother used to have for putting bowls of peanuts around the living room at Christmas time, they've moved on, and are still actually a  useful thing to have if you need extra surfaces when you have people over, but want them out of the way the rest of the time. The Emery nest of tables is fantastic value for money and has three tables, each with a chrome frame and glass top.
The stackable Silvi plastic bar stool

The stackable Silvi plastic bar stool

STACKABLE STOOLS

If it's seating that you need, then consider bar stools - these Silvi plastic bar stools are cool, contemporary and great value for money, plus they're stackable so they're a great temporary seating solution if you have a party or friends over, but can be compactly stored when not in use.Generally, bar stools can be a very good idea if you have a small home. When teamed with a wall-mounted slim-line bar table, they can provide you with somewhere to sit for meals without taking up much floor space.
The versatile Somen coffee table - use as a table, for storage or as a stool

The versatile Somen coffee table - use as a table, for storage or as a stool

THREE-IN-ONE

Next, take a look at this tri-purpose product - it's a stool, table and storage unit all in one! The Somen coffee table can be opened to store magazines, toys, blankets, or whatever you like, and it can be flipped over to make a comfy padded stool. It's ideal for modern homes, and it's a very popular option for our commercial clients as well, as it's ideal for bars and clubs.

 

The Pollock multi-form extending table - closed

The Pollock multi-form extending table - closed

SHAPE SHIFTER

Flexibility is important in a small home - sometimes you'll need a large dining table, but probably not all the time, and when you don't need one, you don't want it dominating your room. A great option is to go for an extending table. The Pollock Multiform table is amazing because it can be used as a coffee table, extended to make a formal dining table , or even just half extended, so you have two separate surfaces - great for parties!
The Pollock multi-form extending table - open

The Pollock multi-form extending table - open

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Ideas and Inspiration, Styling Tips
Space-saving contemporary furniture for modern living
April 2, 2010 at 8:36 am 0
Increasingly in the UK, especially in busy urban areas, we're living in flats and modern houses that just aren't designed for the three-piece suite and enormous hunks of wooden furniture. The way we live now demands furniture that doesn't take up too much space and is multi-functional whenever possible. We've got seven secrets which are well worth considering if you're short on space but want to be tall on style.
Ravenna Dining chair

Keep your backdrop neutral with use of white or cream or block colours on walls and furniture

1. Keep it plain and neutral. It's tempting to use fancy wallpaper and bright colours when decorating, but once you introduce your furniture and the inevitable clutter of every day life, your small rooms will start to look tiny. The best option is to use white or ivory paint and furniture in block colours to create a blank canvas, then hang interesting art and introduce pattern on soft furnishings. 2. Use a rug. Although you may not have much floor space, a neutral, light rug can actually help to open up a room and create the optical illusion of space, especially if you choose one that fits easily within the centre of the room. You can use it to 'anchor' your furniture, which is helpful if you're pushing it all to the walls to create space.
Delta modular seating, armless sofa

Armless sofas, like the Delta modular seating collection, can save space

3. Go armless. It may not seem like something that would make a huge difference, but it our experience choosing armless furniture can help to create an airy, uncluttered look, and give the illusion of more space. At Danetti, we've got chairs and sofas without arms, so you'll be spoilt for choice. 4. Create distinct areas. If you have a studio flat or a room that you have to use as a living and dining space, it can help if you mark off the different areas with use of furniture as a 'barrier'. For example, by letting your sofa 'float' in the middle of the room, with its back to the dining or bedroom space is a good way to fence off the living room.
Santino 2-door sideboard

Sideboards and console tables, like this Santino 2-door sideboard, can be used behind sofas to make use of all your available space

5. Use furniture cleverly. 'Floating' sofas may be good for defining your space, but they leave a wide expanse of boring sofa-back exposed, which is wasted space. Use this by positioning a console table or wide cabinet behind the sofa. It'll be good for lamps and other home accessories, provide useful storage and can be used as a buffet table if you have guests. 6. Use your walls. If floor space is sparse, look upwards for inspiration with wall-mounted cupboards and bookshelves. Just make sure they are always neat and tidy of you'll be creating an eye-sore. 7. Keep clutter at bay. Sometimes there's just not room for everything, so you're going to have to be ruthless and throw away the things you really don't need. For everything else, make sure you have a place for it to go. Dig out all the piles of paperwork and newspapers you've been keeping around the place and have a thorough sort out, then file away what you're keeping in a cabinet.
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