3 Things to Remember When Furnishing Small Spaces

Make your space work and go with double-duty options

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

Some find it hard to complete a small home because they want a specific bed or prefer a huge sofa and a couple of fancy tables. While we'd love to have a pretty home, we can still achieve it with a few adjustments and clever furniture choices. Double-duty furniture are a most welcome addition to any small space as these pieces are functional, stylish, and can help you make the most of the floor area. What can be more clever than owning a sofa that turns into a bed, or a table with adjustable height?

Here are three more reasons why you should save up for double-duty picks:

You get more bang for your buck

The math is easy: you spend for one piece of furniture instead of two! Do you really need a mattress and a sofa? Why not go for a sofa bed instead? Choose a brand that is known for quality and don't forget to do your research beforehand.

READ: 5 Sofas Worth Investing In

Your space becomes more versatile

For instance, the living room instantly turns into a dining area when needed simply by adjusting a table’s legs. Choosing pieces that are easy to move around can help you maximize your home's layout.

You don’t have to sacrifice style

You can have it all! Just look at the many options for stylish and comfy ottomans or beds with storage underneath. A lot of stores are offering double-duty options with clever storage solutions so you don't need to worry about finding the right piece. The secret lies in having enough patience and effort in visiting different stores.

Photo from Ikea.

This snippet originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. Log on to for more details. 

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