8 Essential Pieces Every Modern Minimalist Condo Needs
Living in a small space means being selective when it comes to the things you bring in.
If you're like most young professionals, renting (or owning) your own condominium unit is the dream. It gives you the convenience of being near your office and commercial developments in the area, and of having amenities like a fitness center and swimming pool right where you live.
But condo spaces can be challenging to decorate, especially if you have a small unit. You'll need furniture pieces that combine aesthetics, functionality, and versatility. Below are our picks for space-saving pieces that are perfect for condos.
1. Nantes Bookcase
This cleverly designed five-level bookcase can be set flat against a wall or propped against a corner. The streamlined piece is made in France and has a sonoma oak effect and subtle serigraphy that can add interest to a bare space.
2. Valentin Sofa
This compact sectional sofabed has an adjustable backrest so you can easily switch from watching TV to turning in for the night. Its expandable seating base lets you entertain guests with ease. It may be small in size but it doesn’t scrimp on comfort—nor style!
3. Nantes Desk
This convertible item, made in France, has a swiveling top so you can set it up as a regular desk or as an L-shaped one. The cabinets provide plenty of storage space. For extra tight studio units, this piece can even be used as a kitchen counter—with cubbies and a drawer for pots, pans, and tableware—and dining table in one.
4. Gruff Center Table
Made of tempered glass, black metal, and driftwood, this center table has industrial-meets-rustic charm. The slim lines lessen visual bulk while the two drawers provide additional storage. If you have very limited space, you can set this flush against a wall and use it as a TV console. A matching console table and side table come with the series.
5. Line Storage Bench
This piece does double-, or even triple-, duty: It's a bench and storage piece in one that you can also use as a center table. It comes in two different styles and a durable, dirt-resistant gray fabric so you won't have to worry about spills and stains.
6. Chicago Queen Bed
The minimalist design of this fully upholstered bed allows you to enhance it with accessories depending on your taste. The bedframe has a built-in drawer that you can use to stow away extra sheets or—if you don't have enough closet space—your clothes.
7. Kirk Desk
This modern piece can be used as a desk, console, or even a dining table. It has locking wheels so you can easily move it around small spaces and a storage rack for stashing your things.
8. Zinnia Sofabed
If you don't have space for both a sofa and a bed, this is your best option. The Zinnia Sofabed is a sectional sofa with a pull-out bed and storage compartment—perfect for all your daily (or nightly!) needs.
All items are available at BLIMS Fine Furniture. If you're about to move into your own unit, then visit BLIMS to find a wide array of furniture, from sofa sets to dining sets to bedroom pieces, that can easily fit into your condo. Find other condo collection items at the BLIMS Anniversary Sale, which runs until September 23, 2018. Get up to 50 percent off on selected items.