Small spaces in a home can be decorated in warm and cozy way or if done incorrectly, can appear cluttered and cramped. Furniture for small spaces is one of the most important factors to consider. The furniture in a small space can make or break the space and should be thought through thoroughly before purchasing. In a small space each piece of furniture that goes in to it should be something useful and necessary. Consider using multi-purpose furniture to make the most of the space.
Use Items with Storage
So many furniture items now have hidden storage which is great for small spaces. Clutter everywhere in a small space is the easiest way to make the space feel claustrophobic and mes sy. Use furniture with hidden storage to store away items no in use such as toys, books and blankets. Many coffee tables, end tables and ottomans have tops that open up and have hidden storage inside. This is a great way to use a piece of furniture in a multi-functional way.
Ottomans Are a Great Choice
Soft sided ottomans are a perfect option for small spaces because they can be used in a variety of ways. They can of course be used as a foot rest but many of them open up for storage as well. IN top of that however, they also can be used as a coffee table with a tray placed on top or used as extra seating when company is over instead of filling up a room with seating that is seldom used.
Sofa sleepers or a futon are a great option for small spaces. Guests staying over will have a comfortable place to sleep without taking up extra room in the small space for a guest bedroom. Modern day sofa sleepers are much higher quality than in the past. Instead of a hard sofa and uncomfortable bed they are usually not only convenient, but comfortable as well.
For those that have an extra room but do not want to permanently dedicate it to a guest bedroom, add a murphy bed to an office or den to quickly convert it to a guest room when needed. Murphy beds are not only a great space saving alternative but today’s designs are often beautiful and great decor in a room.
Get Really Creative
For those that have tried all the usual tricks and still seem to be coming up short on space, there are some very unique multi-purpose furniture options out there today. There are several coffee tables that can convert to a dining room table. This is a great option especially for the single persons lifestyle who eats alone on most nights in front of the television. It is a waste of space to dedicate a room to a dining area if it is only used when guests are over. The coffee tables raise hydraulically and can seat up to eight people. Use some nice folding chairs hidden away in a closet and you have your self a dining room table.