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These Pieces Can Make Any Small Space Look Bigger

Make your tiny home work with transforming and slim must-haves you can count on

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Photography: Jilson Tiu and Dairy Darilag (Main Photos) | BLIMS Fine Furniture

While moving to a smaller home can be fun and exciting, it still involves doing a lot of sourcing to help you find the right furniture pieces and accessories to complete the space. However, picking a pretty piece isn’t enough if you want to make the most of a limited area. Aside from making sure it fits in your space, you need to purchase one that packs a punch in terms of aesthetic and function.

If you’re on the lookout for items that meet these requirements, you don’t need to look far. We’ve rounded up a few essentials that will have you ticking the boxes on your check list:

A magical bed

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Every inch of floor space counts in a small home. Have enough room for other activities by opting for a bed that disappears when not in use. One of our readers took inspiration from online pegs and came up with a custom-made wall bed that functions as a sofa during daytime and as a cozy sleeping area at night. 

When not in use, it looks like a typical cabinet, with shelves on top where decor and other accessories can be displayed.

A dining table that adjusts according to your needs

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Many homeowners love entertaining friends and having guests over for meals and drinks. Is it possible in a teeny-tiny home? Yes, it is! Opt for an expandable dining table that will allow you to accommodate more guests. With a few pulls, your dining area will surely be ready for a feast.

Find a similar piece at Crate & Barrel, SM Makati, Courtyard Dr, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City.

READ: 5 Compact Furniture Pieces for Small Spaces

A sofa bed that turns the living area into a cozy sleeping space meant for sleepovers


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The sofa bed is a vital piece in any small home. A sleek must-have in a neutral color can help you achieve an inviting space without making it look cramped. Pick a sofa bed with hidden storage underneath. Use these nooks to store extra throws, blankets, and pillows.


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Don't settle for less by choosing a sofa bed that can accommodate your army of pillows. A large bed also comes in handy if you have relatives staying over.

Cosmos Sofa Bed, price available upon request, BLIMS Fine Furniture

A slim multipurpose shoe cabinet


While we'd all appreciate extra storage, it may be difficult to incorporate bulky cabinets into your unit's final look. Don't worry, a slim shoe cabinet has got you covered.

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A lovely piece that has a mirror can help you prep for work, too. Since this is slim, it can fit in the tightest of corners or the smallest of rooms.

Nantes collection, price available upon request, BLIMS Fine Furniture

A cabinet and dining area in one

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Many small space owners settle for compact nooks that are cozy and inviting and there are those who opt for a breakfast nook to create a space for meals. Why not take it a notch higher? Work with a trusted carpenter or furniture maker and collaborate on a transforming piece that wows. For her daughter's condo unit, our reader designed a multifunctional piece that serves as a divider, a cabinet for storing essentials, and as a dining area for three. Since it has caster wheels, it' will be easy to move the cabinet around.

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READ: Space-Saving Furniture Ideas for Small Spaces

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