Nothing like a beautiful set of space saving furniture pieces to optimize an otherwise cramped dwelling! Dealing with limited space can be frustrating because fighting clutter can feel like a never-ending battle.
When space is at a premium, every square inch of space counts. So be smart about the types of furniture to get for your home.
Multipurpose furniture pieces add flexibility to small homes. They maximize the square footage of the space without the bulk. Investing on well-chosen space saving furniture is your best bet in making the most out of your limited space. Keep clutter at bay and stretch your storage space with these Space Optimized-approved pieces:
Storage beds are the perfect solution for small bedrooms, especially for messy children’s room. These beds are fitted with bottom drawers and hidden compartments to keep large and small items organized and out of sight.
IKEA has a great range of affordable storage beds. Some models – like Brimnes – have enough room to double as hidden closets! Room & Board has a stylish selection of customized upholstered beds with supersized bottom drawers too:
Why settle for an ordinary couch when you can get a stylish sofa with hidden storage space? Walmart, Amazon, and eBay.com are the best places to start shopping for these space saving furniture pieces. We love the Oslo corner sofa set because it comes in pretty neutral colors:
Plus the back pops up to reveal roomy compartments!
Flash Studio Sleeper by Primo International is a compact sofa that comes with a drop down table and cup holders. It also converts into a bed, perfect for impromptu nap time!
Convertible Coffee Table
Convertible tables are a staple for small spaces for a reason. These transformable tables are flexible, affordable, and functional. Take for example the Radford desk by Safavieh, a desk that moonlights as a coffee table.
This height adjustable desk comes with two large drawers, perfect for keeping your living area neat and organized. The clean lines and glossy finish make the Redford a standout piece.
Boulon Blanc‘s convertible coffee table is also a contemporary statement piece that pulls double duty as a dining table. The table’s height can be adjusted thanks to its patented rotating hinge.
Basket stands are a practical solution for storage-strapped dwelling! They are affordable, stylish, and user-friendly. The baskets let you sort out small items while keeping them out of sight.
Hillsdale Furniture has an extensive selection of stylish basket stands. The Tuscan Retreat® basket stand in Frost Wood is a 3-shelf display cabinet made from sturdy timber and wicker baskets in natural finish. This storage unit has a versatile design so it will look right at home in classic and contemporary dwellings.
For vintage-style basket stands, I highly recommend checking out Melody Maison! The brand’s pretty basket storage unit is a 4-shelf basket stand in elegant gray washed finish. You can turn any tiered nightstand or end table into a basket stand by adding a couple of wicker baskets.
Compact Dining Table with Storage
We don’t recommend investing in a 12-seater dining table when you live in a tiny studio unless you love entertaining guests. If you live in a small apartment, a compact dining table with extra storage space is the better choice!
Rolling Kitchen Side Board
Free up more storage space in your tiny kitchen with a multipurpose sideboard! This versatile piece adds flexibility in a space while offering extra room for your kitchen essentials.
These rolling sideboards could also work as a serving cart, a coffee bar or a charging station when you have guests over.
Modular Cube Storage
Modular storage cubes let you maximize existing space anywhere in the home. These compact storage cubes are stackable, lightweight, and easy to assemble too!
Organize It.com‘s single shelf modular storage cubes make an elegant addition to contemporary homes. On the other hand, the Container Store’s Like-it modular drawers come with optional casters for added mobility.
These sleek cube drawers can fit the tightest spaces while blending seamlessly to your interiors. Take these storage cubes from the living room and the bedroom to control clutter.