How to Nail the Oversized Furniture Trend Without Overwhelming Your Space  

The oversized furniture trend has generated 63.9 million views on TikTok

With oversized furniture boasting 63.9 million views on TikTok, many interior lovers have been adding exaggerated furnishings into their homes.

Oversized furniture is an easy way to make a statement in your home. However, it can be difficult to incorporate if you’re short on space, with two-thirds (65%) of Brits feeling their homes are already cluttered, and almost half (48%) struggling to fit their furniture inside.  

To help interior lovers nail the oversized trend, MADE’s head of design, Ali Edwards has revealed how to add oversized pieces into a space without overcrowding it.

Ali comments: “Increasingly, consumers are looking to pieces that are overtly comfortable at the same time as adding a statement to their home. The oversized trend has certainly made its mark, and appears to be here to stay.” 

Place oversized sofas and chairs against the wall to prevent overcrowding: 

“When adding oversized furniture into a smaller space, placement is crucial. To avoid the room feeling too crowded, consider positioning larger items such as bookcases, sofas, and armchairs against the wall to maximise the available floor area and create a more streamlined and intentional design aesthetic.”

Make sure there is enough space between each piece of furniture: 

“To maintain a sense of openness in the room, make sure there is enough space between various pieces of furniture. For instance, if you opt for an oversized coffee table, choose one that offers generous legroom from the sofa. Adding extra space between the elements will help break up the room and create a more refined ambience.”

“Playing with sizes and dimensions is essential for curating a well-balanced living space. Adding oversized furniture can make a bold statement, but it’s important to complement it with smaller pieces to achieve balance and harmony.”

Large rugs can create a bold impact and add space to a room: 

“Large rugs are an easy alternative for incorporating the oversized furniture trend into any room. Not only do they create the illusion of a bigger floor space, but they also serve to segment the area and establish a focal point within the room.”

Opt for furniture with legs to create the illusion of additional floor space: 

“One effective design approach for small spaces is to choose furniture with legs, as this can create the illusion of more floor space. Adding pieces with raised bases will allow you to introduce larger items into the space without overwhelming it.”

Oversized mirrors can be used as a statement piece and to make the area feel bigger:

Oversized mirrors can work wonders for creating a sense of spaciousness and luxury. By strategically placing these mirrors, you can bring in more natural light and make the space feel more open and inviting.”

Opt for shelving that will give you storage whilst being a feature: 

“Utilising bookcases and shelving units is a design-savvy way to introduce oversized decor elements while maximising storage potential. Shelving, in particular, allows you to maximise floor space, creating the illusion of a more expansive area, all while showcasing a stylish feature.”

For those looking to oversize their interiors, check out MADE’s Zaragoza or Maxton ranges and their wide collection of sofaslamps and sideboards. 

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.