In a small home—especially condo units and studio homes—the floor area is precious. Because of this, furniture should be carefully chosen, so as not to clutter up limited space with pieces you cannot use. The solution: get furniture with dual (or multiple) purposes.
"When furnishing a compact home, choose pieces that serve multiple functions like sofa beds," advises Real Living’s associate style editor Tala Singson. "You can also minimize the number of seating to avoid visual clutter.” Other multi-use pieces can be stools and beds with storage space in its base, adjustable tables, and bookcases that serve as room dividers. Check out our transform-able, small-space-friendly furnishings below.
1. The top of this coffee table rises up to dining table height (if you want to dine in front of the TV), and there is a lot of storage space underneath to stash cutlery, plates, or books.