Furniture for Small Spaces

Ever feel like your apartment is just too small and cramped for all the furniture? With the proper placement and techniques, you can make any small living area seem spacious.

Storage is always an issue when it comes to small living spaces. There is just never enough room for everything. But, do not worry! Everything can be stored without cluttering space.

  • The Ottoman is a piece of furniture that acts as a storage box as well as a coffee table or foot rest, serving a dual purpose. It is sleek, comes in numerous shapes and shades and can easily be moved. The ottoman is generally placed in the living room and can be stored with various items such as extra blankets and pillows, books, magazines, and videos.

  • Shelves. Installing shelves is a great way to store extra items. In a small bathroom, the counter and cabinet space is limited. To make more space, install as many shelves as you would like. These shelves can hold all your bathroom and beauty essentials in a stylish and easy-to-clean way.


Use Vertical Wall Space. Small areas are always short on floor space, but consider all the space on the walls! Vertical wall space absolutely needs to be used when you are living in a small area.

  • The Upright Shelf enables you to use vertical space efficiently. With a vertical shelf, you can store books, movies, decorations, kick-nacks, and really anything else you desire. These shelves can be purchased in any furniture store and come in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. Choose something that is tall, rather than wide, as it will save precious floor space.


Arrange with Space in Mind . Utilizing space in a small apartment can be hard. Make sure you are using slim furniture and that the furniture hugs the walls.


  •  Hug the wall is a great tip to keep in mind when placing furniture in small spaces. Furniture should be placed so that it hugs the walls and takes up as little floor space as possible. Consider a bed for example. Though it may be tempting to place the head of the bed at the point where two walls meet, it will take up unnecessary space. Always try to place furniture on the outer edges of the room as to leave as much floor space as possible. This will leave the room feeling more open and spacious to move around.

  • Use Slim Furniture. Using slim furniture will help you get as much space out of an area as possible. If your couch is bulky with large rolling arms or you have an unnecessarily large headboard for your bed, consider downsizing. Using thin furniture will make a big difference in the ambiance and feel of the space.