In a compact space, choosing just-right furnishings can make all the difference between your home feeling cramped or comfortable. Small homes call for a particular set of furniture needs.
While you can go a bit bolder with your decor, furniture items should lay the foundation for your home in the most efficient way possible. So ahead, we rounded up a few essential items that can get the job done. Consider your small space solved.
Oftentimes, small space dwellers forget to use their vertical space properly. This tall bookcase takes up hardly any floor space, while offering several feet of vertical storage. It can hold plenty of books, curios, or even a mini bar.
STORAGE OTTOMAN OR BENCH
Not only a sweet spot to sit and put your feet up, this upholstered ottoman also offers a bit of hidden storage. Stash extra sheets, blankets, books, or anything you don’t need every day inside.
A godsend for people who love to entertain but don’t have the room for a full dining table, a drop-leaf table can adjust to fit your space (and the size of your dinner party) with leaves that fold up or down as needed.
A ROLLING CART
When you’re tight on space, you don’t have room for a sideboard or a separate bar cabinet. Enter a stylish and portable option: the rolling cart. You won’t regret adding this item to your furniture collection.
Don’t waste space with a nightstand that offers no storage. That’s valuable real estate that can do double duty. By investing in a piece that has room on top, and a shelf below, you can maximize your bedside storage.
Kudos to you if you’re able to utilize a piece of space that’s so often wasted. One easy way: Invest in a corner desk that makes use of an underutilized area.
If you’re going to buy only a few items to make the most of your small space, a great, big mirror should definitely top the list. Hanging a large mirror instantly makes a small room feel bigger and brighter.
A petite love seat or settee makes for cozy seating and gives you a place to stretch out when on your own, without the bulk of a full-size sofa.
Whether you choose Moroccan-style leather, rustic burlap or seagrass, poufs are a must for any small home. Use them as footstools, extra seats or side tables.
A backless bench is a smart choice in a small dining area since it can be tucked under the table. A low bench also works well as a coffee table, and it can be called into service as extra seating when guests outnumber the chairs.
Don’t let a small home or apartment trick you into thinking you can’t decorate it the way you want. The only difference is that you’ll have to choose pieces that work harder and serve more than one purpose. Purchasing furniture for small spaces that serve multiple functions is actually easier on your wallet than buying separates.