Space Saving Furniture Ideas for Small Rooms
Whether you’re stuck in a tiny apartment in the city of your dreams, or you’ve decided to go away from the curve in one of these Tiny Homes we’ve been hearing so much about in recent years, having a smaller place to live can be great! But with a tiny home comes limited space for your things, which can be incredibly frustrating after a while.
In this article, we’re going to look at some ingenious space, saving furniture ideas for small rooms to help you organize and declutter your life. FINALLY, you can invite your friends and family over for dinner without feeling ashamed of all your mess!
The living room is often the heart of the household. This is the space you use to relax and unwind as well as complete all those little live admin tasks. People living in a small home rarely have a home office or specific either, so a desk or dining table is an excellent addition to a functional living room. Check out our favorite space-saving furniture for living rooms to get some inspiration on how to make the most out of this room:
We’ve all seen (and probably slept on) a sofa bed, but what about a couch with storage possibilities? Perfect for board games, bedding, your winter/summer wardrobe, or anything else you can think of, introducing storage to your sofa is one of our favorite space-saving furniture ideas for small rooms.
Space-Saving Dining Tables
When you’re strapped for space, a dining table with chairs that tuck fully underneath is a great option for keeping your room looking clean and tidy. Some even include in-built storage to keep even more essentials tucked away! You might also want to consider a drop-leaf table if you’re particularly tight on space.
A table that folds into the wall can be a great solution for a small desk or crafts in a tiny space as it includes storage options and doesn’t take up any space when not in use. There are also some great jewelry organizers that double up as a mirror to consider.
Multi-use Coffee Tables
Another excellent space-saving idea is to get more out of your coffee table. Many offer in-built storage, but you can also find some with rising parts that can double as a desk or dining table in a small space.
The sleep-room in your home should be a comfortable haven with minimum distractions, but when your bedroom is teeny-tiny, it can be challenging to keep the space clutter-free! Beds with built-in storage and other intelligent space-saving solutions can really help.
There are loads of options for murphy beds or similar bedding options. While sofa beds are particularly awesome for a studio apartment, some offer other features such as built-in desks or a sofa with an integrated wall bed for added comfort and style.
If you’re in a tiny room and don’t have space under your bed for extra storage. What are you thinking?! Any standard bed can provide plenty of storage space, or you could take it a step further with specially designed beds with hinges to ensure loads of extra storage!
The bathroom is usually the smallest room in any house. Get all your essentials stored tidily with these bathroom-specific space saving furniture ideas for small rooms.
Many homes completely waste the space beneath the sink. Installing a simple under-sink storage solution transforms this previously useless space into a functional area.
Overtop Toilet Space
Similarly, make the most of the space around your loo by installing some simple shelving options and keep your extra loo-roll easy to reach!
Even the best chefs get stressed out in a cluttered, tiny kitchen. But a small room doesn’t need to be a stressful one with these intelligent solutions to help you make the most out of every nook and cranny.
In most kitchens, you’ll find unusable gaps between white goods and cabinets. Invest in a rolling rack that’s perfect for spices or other items, and you can easily slide in some extra storage.
Great for the kitchen, or any room in the house, make the most out of the corners with shelving specifically designed for space.
Another often-wasted space is the area between your kitchen countertops and upper cupboards. Make the most out of this area by hanging your cooking utensils, pots, and pans. Magnetic strips are also great for storing your knives easily!
We love our pets. So much more than an animal, our pets are very much part of the family! But as with any family member, having a pet requires a lot of ‘stuff’ that can be tricky to store in a small space! Thankfully, there are loads of intelligently designed pieces of furniture that help your pet’s belongings be stored tidily.
Litter trays are ugly and bulky items, but unfortunately, if you own a cat, there’s no escaping them! Hide your cat’s litter tray away in furniture such as a custom-built side table or coffee table, and you’ll have a piece of furniture that’s functional for you as well as your feline friend!
Pet Groomer & Feeder
Similarly, there’s no need to have your pet’s things out on display with an awesome groomer and feeder station that looks stylish and can also be used as a side table. With a draw that pulls out to keep food and water tidy plus plenty of storage space, this is an excellent solution for all your pet’s needs.
So, we say “garden,” but as many people reading this probably live in an apartment, you should also read “balcony” here. Make the most of the summer months with these garden/balcony furniture ideas that won’t take up too much space in your outside area.
Portable Picnic Tables
Although these might be designed for camping, a portable picnic table is a great addition to a small outside space as it can easily be folded away when not in use and is great for summer BBQs.
If you don’t have enough space for a picnic table, a foldable hanging table can be slotted onto the railings of your balcony to provide a little spot to pop your breakfast, coffee, or cocktail without taking up loads of space. An added benefit: it folds away when not in use to take up zero space!
Don’t let the summer pass you by! Many places now stock foldable BBQs that can be installed onto a wall or balcony railing and easily folded up when not in use, so you don’t need to miss out on a summer feast!
If you’re lucky enough to live in a tiny space that has two floors, don’t let your stairs go to waste! You’d be surprised how much storage potential these things hold!
Under Stair Storage
Better than Harry’s cupboard under the stairs, adding extra storage solutions beneath your staircase is great for minimizing clutter.
No cupboard under the stairs’ potential? Not to worry! You can easily transform the steps of your stairs into draws. We love the idea of putting shoes in them, seeing as the staircase is where shoes get dumped usually anyway!
If you don’t fancy using your staircase for shoes, why not hollow-out the space between each shelf for a smart and beautiful bookcase with a twist? We’d love this even in a big house because it looks so cool!