Whether you are downsizing to a smaller space or adding a vacation home, getting creative with storage space can certainly make a difference. With the growing popularity of tiny homes, people are re-thinking how much room they need for living. The type of furniture you choose will be a game changer and can instantly help a small room feel bigger. There are countless ways to maximize space with the right furniture and decorating tricks. Furniture and storage solutions can come together for multipurpose furniture, such as a lift-top table that doubles as a work station.
Apartment size sofas are typically smaller than standard sofas, and are perfect for providing seating in small spaces.
A sleeper sofa is also a great choice, as it doubles as a bed.
If you are looking for something more sleek, opt for a futon, which also folds out into a bed.
When choosing a coffee table, always opt for one with storage. This one in particular can double as a work station.
This credenza style cabinet can fold out to a queen size bed, which certainly is a space saver. A TV can be placed on top, which stays in place when the bed is folded out.
This bench has plenty shelves and cubbies for storage. You can also store additional items on top.
Opt for a chairside chest instead of a standard end table, since it takes up the same amount of space but provides plenty of storage.
A fold-up computer desk utilizes more wall space instead of floor space, and can be folded up when not in use.
A drop-leaf dining room set takes up minimal space when the leaves are folded down, and they can easily be folded back up to accommodate more seats.
If you are looking for a place to store jewelry, a mirror with hidden jewelry storage is an ideal choice. This one has an additional storage drawer underneath.
Try to utilize corners when possible. A tall narrow corner bookcase can store many items without taking up much space.
You can also take advantage of the wall space above counters and/or other furniture with a wall shelf.
If you are looking for an accent piece, go for one that is multitasking. This storage cube will add a bold pop of color while being able to store your items.
Adding a large mirror will create the illusion of more space. You can place the mirror across from a window to reflect more light.