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Space-Saving Living Room FurnitureWe begin in the living room, which is often the hub of the home. Don’t assume that compact living equals boring furniture! In fact, this showstopping configuration from Tetran blends seating, storage and style in a square-shaped arrangement that puts you face to face with your guests. Maximum seating in a limited amount of space.
Looking for a new space-saving strategy? Make the most of your corners! Today’s wide array of L-shaped sectional seating options gets the job done. The Baxter Sectional from West Elm represents modular seating at its finest. This sofa can easily morph into various configurations, and you can either order individual pieces or purchase the entire set!
Looking for another stunning sofa option? The compact uno kiwi right arm sofa from CB2 is striking in both shape and color. This vivid piece can combine with the uno kiwi left arm sofa, or you can display it as is for a luxe chaise lounge feel:
One of our favorite new items from CB2 is the city slicker mint side table, shown below. Why are we so excited about this piece? Perhaps its the refreshing hi-gloss lacquer, or the way you can combine two of these pastel gems to create a modular coffee table option. For those with extra-small spaces, this item can clearly stand on its own in the middle of a room, as shown in the next image:
Below we see a close-up of the mint side table, as well as the dot acacia side table-stool fromCB2. With an acacia wooden top, this seating option serves a dual purpose: stool or table. In fact, you can bunch two together for a coffee table like no other!
Storage, compact design and mobility perfectly combine in the Industrial Metal TV Cart from West Elm. Raw steel and glass are the materials of choice. This piece is stunningly perfect for small living spaces. The best part: you can wheel it out of the way to create more room if need be!
We end our living room section with an important space-saving reminder: scale down! Yes, it’s as easy as selecting pieces that don’t overwhelm your space. Many Mid-Century modern (and Mid-Century modern-style] selections are naturally compact, and they pack a powerful punch, as shown by the chairs below. [from Birdhouse Interior Design]
Space-Saving Kitchen and Dining SolutionsWith bulky counters and cabinets built into many kitchen spaces, it can be difficult to maximize space in this room. One popular strategy involves making wise table choices, especially when kitchen and dining spaces are combined. Below we see a stunning number from Tetran. While it’s not the smallest of tables, the innovation lies in the design. The table portion of the item is compact, while shelves, drawers and extra surface space are built in on each end of the piece. Stash those wine bottles and cooking utensils with ease!
One compact design idea: choose a table that extends from the wall! Not only does the piece below make a stylish statement with its unusual craftsmanship, its narrow form leaves plenty of space in the room for other furnishings. Not to mention, clear acrylic chairs create the illusion of space. [from Toronto Interior Design Group]
The Span White Gateleg Dining Table folds up for easy storage, yet when unpacked, the piece is substantially fabulous. A lean form makes it ideal for console table duty in between dinner parties, while a white lacquer finish adds sparkle:
Round tables are naturally space-saving, as bulky corners are eliminated. The Pearse 60″ Round Dining Table below is from Crate & Barrel:
Once again, mobility saves the day! The Design Workshop Metal Top Bar + Counter from West Elm is eye-catching with its distinct blackened-steel top. Yet, this piece has the benefit of wheels, which allow it to be moved to the side in order to create extra space. Use it as an island when it’s time to prepare the food, then stash it against the wall to open up the kitchen.
Space-Saving Bedroom FurnitureBedrooms can be tricky spaces. Not only must they hold a bed and clothing, they are often used to store items that would add clutter to other parts of the home. Good thing companies likeTetran make it easy for this space to be functional and stylish with their innovative, storage-maximizing designs:
In another Tetran creation, a bed frame doubles as a geometrically interesting bookshelf:
Challenged with a small bedroom? Go with small furniture! This Mid-Century 3-Drawer Dresser from West Elm is stunning with its wooden construction and antique bronze-finished knobs. Clean-lined design at its finest…
When confronted with a small space, don’t hesitate to get creative with the furniture arrangement. Below we see two beds lined up near the window of a charming room. The result: a unique layout and an open feel. [from Smith & Vansant Architects]
If you literally have no room for a sleeping space, rely on a hideaway bed to solve your design dilemma. Many of these selections fold down from the wall, temporarily grounding themselves for a good night sleep, then tidily returning to their upright position for the day. [from Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets]