You can use many different methods to take advantage of furniture that offers additional functionality through being multi-use, adjustable, or foldable.
It can be a bit stuffy living in a small space with your possessions piled all around you and ready to collapse. Relief is possible with a bit of creative arrangement. Knowing how to use the items and features of the space to your benefit makes adapting to the smaller space much more manageable. Here are some tips for taking advantage of space-saving furniture.
Shelving for Space
The shelving on the walls can serve as side tables for people in a pinch for space. Instead of dedicating the floor space to a table, consider a fold-down shelf. You could also put the shelves at the same height you would want a table. Use them to hold drinks and remote controls. Some couches even feature compartments that swing down and function as a place to set your stuff while lounging.
Another great tip for taking advantage of space-saving furniture is to invest in convertible pieces. There are many advantages to owning a sleeper sofa and other items that can serve more than one purpose. Collapsible chairs and tables are also good to use when guests arrive unexpectedly, as are air mattresses when they decide to stay the night.
Hidden Storage Space
Remember to look for hidden storage space within the furniture you have. This can include space within furniture pieces like ottomans. You can also store infrequently used items above shelving in the kitchen or under the bed. There are many places with available storage if you know where to look.
Declutter Your Life
The final tip for space-saving furniture is to declutter your life, including oversized and unnecessary furniture. This allows you to feel more at ease and avoid feeling overwhelmed by all the items around you. Getting rid of less-efficient furniture and accessories also will enable you to add things that can offer you more usefulness.