Space-saving furniture is vital in small urban apartments and studios and can help you make the most of rooms that aren’t quite large enough for your needs. Making your room appear more spacious requires clever planning that takes advantage of walls, nooks and vertical space.
Desks, beds, cabinets and more can be designed to use as little space as possible. Innovations in engineering and design enable this furniture to be sturdy and long-lasting. Here are some of the best space-saving pieces of furniture for your compact home.
Work and Study Desks
A small desk doesn’t necessarily lack storage space. Some desks even include surfaces that fold up or down to open space back up when they’re not in use or have hidden drawers and cabinets. Armoire desks, secretary desks, drop-down wall desks and other clever designs can provide a comfortable workspace without taking up too much floor space.
Look for durable and ergonomically-friendly desks that use minimal space or can even be folded away when not in use. We can create a custom-sized study desk that includes only what you need.
Headboard and Under-bed Storage
Headboards aren’t just for insulation or decoration. Headboards that include shelves, drawers and cubbies are a great way to add storage space to any bedroom. They are especially useful for bedrooms with limited room for nightstands.
Under-bed storage is also great for a wide variety of storage needs, and can drastically reduce the amount of dresser and wardrobe space needed in a bedroom. Large storage drawers work for everything from everyday essentials to long-term storage of clothing and seasonal items.
Under-bed storage can be made of high-quality wood and integrated into your bed frame design. Investing in a beautiful hardwood bed frame with storage creates an heirloom piece that can be passed on to your children.
Loft beds are designed to function as a bunk bed, but with a desk or dresser underneath. This allows for more space to move around the room and provides you with the opportunity to add more functional features to your room.
Loft beds are a great option for teens and children who want as much space as possible and are old enough to climb into the bed. However, just because they’re popular with kids doesn’t mean they should be regarded as temporary or unsophisticated. A high-quality loft bed can be an excellent addition to a studio or 1-room apartment to increase your square footage and define your space.
Bookcases and Cabinets
Tall bookcases make the most of available floor space, but even shorter bookcases make the most of a few metres of floor space. Place them next to your desk, behind your sofa, or under the stairs. Floating bookcase shelves provide additional storage for keepsakes while adding a gorgeous and functional accent piece to any room in your home.
Hanging cabinets are also a smart way to fit in more storage in a small space. A cabinet placed over a counter or table allows you to use the same amount of floor space for multiple purposes. Hanging linen cabinets are excellent for guest bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, or other spaces that don’t have much closet space.
Remember that bookcases and linen cabinets still need to coordinate with the other furniture and blend in with the room. Choose a wood finish that matches tables and desks, or white for linen cabinets.
Corner TV Stands
Using the corner of a room allows you more options for arranging other furniture. It’s an excellent space-saver for TV stands, which serve the primary purpose of supporting a TV and its basic accessories, while still being the focal point of the room.
A beautiful corner TV stand can still add to the atmosphere of the room by using materials and colours that coordinate and contrast with other furniture. TV stands with open shelving or glass inlays give the stand more depth and prevent it from making the room look smaller.
Ottomans and Convertible Coffee Tables
You can increase the storage in your living area with a thoughtfully designed multipurpose ottoman. Ottomans with a removable lid can provide space for throw cushions, blankets, books, and other items. They can also double as a coffee table with many models offering a reversible lid that can be flipped upside-down to give you a flat surface to place your coffee.
Convertible coffee tables are another remarkable space-saving solution that typically feature an adjustable tabletop that can be lifted to transform into a desk or small dining table while offering a small storage area underneath.
Custom Furniture Solutions
Whether you’re in a tiny urban studio or a large home in the suburbs, your space is valuable. We can work with you to provide the exact furniture you need to create your dream home. Contact us today to learn more about our collections and get the perfect furniture for your unique space.