When you live in a small apartment having furniture that saves space and plays double-duty is essential. No one wants to feel cramped, and there is no reason why you should ever feel starved for more space. A small apartment is a great opportunity to create a well-edited and more streamlined life.
Here are some pieces that make use of square footage in a major way.
Wall Units like BDI’s Semblance Bookshelf make use of a room’s often under-utilized vertical square footage. It serves as storage and draws the eye upwards, which can help the room appear bigger. Wall units can also be used as room dividers. We find this trick especially handy in bachelor-style apartments where they can be used to separate more communal spaces like the kitchen and living room from the bedroom. In non-bachelor apartments they can also help divide up a space, which is often helpful when trying to create designated areas.
Nesting tables are the quintessential space-saving item and with good reason. They can easily be tucked into one another when less tabletop space is needed, but have the ability to fan out into a full-size coffee table or multiple end-tables. The Trio Nesting End Tables are perfect for a small space not only because they are nesting tables, but because they are made of glass, which takes up less visual space than heavier materials.
We’ve all got stuff to stow away and an ottoman is the perfect way add extra storage to a room without creating dead space. A piece like the Otis has a dual-purpose lid, one side cushioned which allows it to be used for seating, and another side that has a tray-top, perfect for use as a side table.
A classic trick that really works is using mirrors to make a room appear larger. A mirror like The Gerundio creates the illusion that there is more depth to a space than there actually is. Mirrors generally help light bounce around the room more, which also tricks the eye into thinking you are in a larger space.