Space Saving Furniture Ideas
Living in a small space is an art, and finding space saving furniture is a challenge. If you’re dealing with limited square footage, you might be wondering how you can still make your home convenient and comfortable. The key is finding the right pieces to work with, rather than against, the space that you’ve got.
Ideas for Space Saving Furniture
Some great ideas for space saving furniture are listed below. This is only the beginning: you should be able to come up with some ideas of your own based on these ideas and your own specific needs.
The perfect combination of bed and sofa, these work well in studio apartments without separate bedrooms. They can also work as guest beds. The key to loving your futon is to spend a bit of money on it. A futon can range drastically in price, and in most cases you get what you pay for, but not always. Test it out, spend more on the mattress than on the frame, and find something that’s comfortable and still within your budget, and you’ll have it made.
- Hinged tables/ desks
This is a brilliant idea for space saving furniture, and it’s even a do-it-yourselfer if you’re handy, or if you know somebody who is. The idea is that you use a table top or desk top surface, attach it to the wall with hinges, and put hinged supports or legs beneath it. When it’s in use, you can pull it forward and flip the supports out; when you’re done, fold it back up against the wall. Tables and desks are usually must-haves in a living space, but they also tend to take up a ton of room, so this is a great answer.
- Hanging storage
Bookcases, displays, and even clothing storage don’t have to have a footprint on the floor. Whenever possible, hang your storage cabinets or shelves from the wall, freeing up floor space and creating an overall open feeling. Just remember to hang them carefully, using wall anchors and studs; if you don’t know what you’re doing, enlist the help of someone who does.
- Bean bag chairs
This might sound funny, but bean bags are super-versatile furniture for use in a pinch, and great for small spaces. When you have guests, they can double as extra chairs and even beds, and when you don’t, they can pile up unobtrusively in a corner. Spend a bit of extra money on high quality bean bags and you might find yourself wondering why anyone would want a couch and chairs.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Once you’ve got the hang of it, finding space saving furniture isn’t a pain – it’s a fun challenge.