Good quality and well-planned storage is essential to keep houses with limited space organised and free from clutter.The style of furniture chosen makes all the difference to your lifestyle, especially in multi-purpose spaces. As well as providing a wide variety of storage options, free-standing solutions can easily be moved around.To change the look and feel of a room, standard or custom made compact furniture will create a sleek, streamlined look, helping to maximise the available space in any room.

Usually flat packed, free-standing furniture is designed to be linked with other units from the same range, to look like it has been fitted. It provides plenty of practical storage, which makes it versatile by combining clever solutions for awkward, limited spaces. One can make use of the wide variety of options in the market from free-standing compact wardrobes and classic armoires to shelving units which incorporate handy mirrors and chests, with hidden sections for storage. Sliding doors are perfect for small rooms as they save space along with mirrors, which provide reflection, making the room feel larger.

Simple styles and classic earthy lines work best in small spaces, giving it a timeless appeal.

Clockwise, from top left: Sleek shelving provides additional space (H Don Carolis& Sons); Rattan furniture and accessories in complimenting styles create a unified look(H Don Carolis& Sons); Geometric shapes give an added sense of space and balance (Space); Group sofas into a structured arrangement to create an illusion of space (Creative Interiors); Reflective surfaces enhance small spaces (Arkipelago)