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6 Space-Saving Furniture Ideas For Small Homes

Get these double-duty furniture pieces that are flexible but stylish, too

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Even as homes and condo units get smaller, the solutions to maximize the space increase—designers are getting really creative! Here’s a mix of customized and off-the-floor furniture that look good in real spaces and, more importantly, function cleverly.

Extendable dining table


These types of tables make room for dinner guests—just pull the extra surface out. Push it back in when you don’t need the extra space, and you can reclaim the floor area. (You can find extendable dining tables locally at Gautier.)

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Chair and bedside table


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Do you only have a sliver of space right next to your bed? This chair/night table fits right in. Use the backrest to hang a little bag or a cardigan, the top surface as a bedside table or seat for when you’re getting dressed, and the lower shelf to stash your bedtime reading. (Locally, try the Copenhague chair in black from Hay at Design Story.)

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3-in-1 headboard room divider and vanity table


This bespoke design requires commitment (it’s not for people who like to switch their bedroom furniture around), as the three-in-one piece is fixed. It’s good for bedrooms that don’t have a walk-in-closet as the divider creates that walk-in feel, especially if there’s a wardrobe facing it.

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2-in-1 study desk and bookshelf


Ideal for small rooms where you wouldn’t want a tall bookcase to crowd the space and make it feel claustrophobic, this desk from Journey East allows you to store—and showcase—your books and knickknacks on the shelf side.

Wall bed

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Also known as the Murphy Bed, heavy-duty hinges allow the bed to fold up into the wall, leaving floor space for, in this room, another study chair. The concept of a wall bed works better when it’s customised as the interior designer can integrate it seamlessly with the scheme for the space. For instance, here, it will look like it’s part of the display/bookcase when it’s folded up. (For a similar piece, try Ergo Home at SM Aura.)

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Storage ottoman


A small, square ottoman with storage is a powerful pouf: it’s a foot rest, an extra seat, a coffee table when it’s paired with a tray, and of course, a storage bin for all your loose clutter. (Find similar ottoman at SB Furniture.)

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This article originally appeared on Houzz.com

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