15 Space Saving Furniture Designs for the Very Small Home

With a little bit of research, you will find that you don’t have to hire an expert interior designer in order to arrange your very small apartment or home interior. The need to have both comfort and space for movement is perfectly understandable. But unfortunately, most cities offer very limited living conditions one must accept. Therefore, it is time for you to have a look at the space saving furniture designs that will be affordable and easy to implement. These will definitely save the day – and without needing to hire that expensive designer.

Collapsible – The Key Term to Space Saving

There are already plenty of collapsible, folding pieces of furniture for a small home. Some of these do not require any bit of effort or installation work, if that is what you feared. Take as example the table and chairs below. Not only that their shape is lovely, but these fit perfectly under the round table, saving you a lot of space when they’re not in use.

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space saving furniture designs

A Beautiful Hollow Armchair

Owning an armchair is a must for many. It’s the perfect reading and coffee break spot. Besides, it gives a totally cosy, comfortable, and even glamorous vibe to the interior, especially if it’s got one of those beautiful shapes. Sadly, a lot of people refrain from getting one because it takes up a lot of space. For this reason, the hollow armchair was invented. It looks amazing and can store so much (ideally, books). It’s one of those space saving furniture designs that’s useful and looks pretty at the same time.

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Space Saving Furniture Designs Drawers for Stairs

One of the truly incredible and useful space saving furniture designs is this drawers stair. If you live in a house yet you’re still having way too many things for its current storage capacity, have someone who can transform your stair into a series of handy drawers. The amount of objects that can go into that space is nothing short of amazing. Plus, it means you don’t have to add anything to your home, the design stays as it is.

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The Jewelry Storage Painting

What a great feature indeed! This painting satisfies one’s need for art and also doubles as a storage place for jewellery, trinkets, and so on. This is much like a folding table; it stays on your wall taking up no space and only opens when you need it.

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Folding Table that Doubles as a Picture

Since we mentioned it, here is the best kind we’ve found so far: a wall-hanged folding table that is also a picture and it makes perfect sense. Why have just a table to hang there on your wall, when you can have a work of art? It certainly pleases your eyes when it’s not being used as a table.

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The Floating Wall Bed and Sofa

While wall beds have been around for some time already, this one brings an upgrade to the concept. As you fold the bed, it reveals a customisable sofa underneath. It’s extremely useful to undecided people, for sure. The sofa serves your daytime needs, while the bed is pulled out at night for a comfortable and restful sleep. Both have the ideal size, so there is no compromising there. The folding wall bed stays one of the best space saving furniture designs.

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The Sideways Murphy Bed

The classic Murphy bed is well known. Now you can also get a similar, but sideways bed. This is ideal for single people who sleep alone or for kid’s room. When it’s not in use, it folds neatly along the wall. The surface on top is ideal for placing decorative objects, storing books, etc. Thanks to its special dimensions, it looks so much better during the day and is more useful than its other versions.

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The Bookseat is among the Coolest Space Saving Furniture Designs

We showed you the armchair with storage space, now we’d like you to see this lovely storage solution for even smaller homes. The bookseat is just that: a seat where you can read, with smart shelves in its structure, for placing books, plenty of books. Basically, you can have a small library there, so there will be no need for an additional piece of furniture. It may not look too comfortable, but if you’re putting a pillow on it, it becomes the perfect seat. This is truly one of the coolest space saving furniture designs, as it takes up so little.

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Wall-Mounted Modular Desks

It’s great to have a home office, but when you realise it completely ruins your home by transforming it and taking up a lot of space, it’s not so much fun anymore. Wall-mounted desks save you the trouble. They fold nicely and you can forget about them completely once they’re folded away. Plus, there are already countless beautiful models on the market to choose from. Some are barely noticeable; others double up as pretty storage spaces.

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The Sofa Bed

One of the oldest space saving furniture designs, the sofa bed can now be found in many forms. You will find it in many colors and reaching some high comfort as well as aesthetic levels. For example, check the pump cushioning in the image below.

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The Side Table that Slides

You’d love and need a small table next to your sofa, but the room is just too small and you’d always bump into it, painfully and annoyingly. There’s no need to give up the idea, though. There’s this smart side table which looks super stylish and can easily slide under the sofa, ’embracing’ it when not in use.

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The Classic Drop-Leaf Table

If you need on and off “table space”, the well-known drop-leaf model is ideal and can be found almost anywhere. It’s versatile also in terms of style, especially with the newest trendy designs. Below, you can see one that’s perfect to the Sounthern style setting. When you don’t need it to function as a table, it’s simple – just fold it back and have it as a decorative mantle.

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Tables with Storage

Just like the ottomans, tables can come with storage, too. These recent designs have aesthetic appeal and serve you just right. It can be a solid, opaque material, or a see-through structure like the ones made of wire. The choices available let you pick the best suited table to your interior. Note that these aren’t suitable as dining tables, because of their shape and dimensions. They’re made as nightstands or end tables.

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Shelving and Baskets

A small interior always calls for smart, efficient shelving. These, when paired with baskets, generate great and very handy storage space. Besides, it looks modern and appealing. The baskets let you store plenty of items (and doesn’t matter how chaotically, since no one gets to see them) and you can take these out as needed. For a beautiful effect, pick two different types of baskets to alternate.

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An Utility Cart

What a brilliant way to save space! Fill it up with objects you are proud to exhibit. You can keep vases, ceramics, books, or perhaps toiletries, crockery, and other home essentials, depending on the cart’s placement. It can organise the jars in your kitchen or the toys in a kid’s room. It’s basically a form of shelving, only that it stands on its own, no need to be fixed to a wall. There are plenty of style choices out there, so take time to find the right one(s) for your interior design.

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As you can see, there are such varied ways to maximise the space within a small home, from beds to kitchen storage. Now you no longer have to panic about all the things you own when faced with the prospect of moving in a central but small apartment or house. You can have everything you need and enjoy the desired comfort even if you own fewer square meters than initially desired.

Erin Emanuel