Furnishing small spaces, like an apartment or dorm, can be a difficult feat. But design and creativity should never be limited by room dimensions. With a few key pieces, you can turn a small room into a space that’s both very functional and very beautiful. Here are our thoughts on the five multipurpose furniture pieces that can work wonders in small spaces.
#1 – The Bar Cart
#2 – The Daybed
#3 – The Ottoman
At the end of the day, the ottoman is the perfect place to prop up your feet while you cozy up with a good book. But the second you have guests over, the ottoman can serve as an acting coffee table with a tray for drinks, or it can just be another seat. The best part? Many ottomans have storage inside, so it’s a great place to place to tuck away blankets, remotes, and whatever else you need to tuck away before your friends arrive.
#4 – The Console Table
Traditionally, the console table is placed in the foyer as a great place to stash your keys, mail, etc. But in a smaller space where there might not be a formal entryway, the console can be used in the hallway as a decorative way to fill an empty stretch of wall. Or place the console behind your sofa as a place to put your table lamps and decor pieces without taking up a lot of floor space.
#5 – The Side Table
We saved the side table for last because it might be the most versatile piece out there. Traditionally, a pair of sides tables might flank a sofa, but smaller side tables are great partners for beds, tubs, armchairs and more. Our side tables also come in an array of sizes and styles, so you can really explore and find the one that’ll fit your space perfectly, even if the dimensions are small.
This article originally appeared as a contributing article to our friend The Chriselle Factor. This version has been updated and modified.
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