This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."
Studio apartments are convenient and easy to maintain. They can also be challenging when it comes to furnishing them. Make the most of your space with these multitasking furniture pieces.
- Tables are necessary pieces, but they take up a lot of real estate in a home. A coffee table that converts to a dining table kills two birds with one stone
- Find a table that can double as both a desk and a dining table. Keep your files and accessories in attractive bins or crates that are easy to move out of the way
- A rustic Amish-style buffet hides an entire dining table inside
- The aptly-named Goliath table starts as a modest-looking console and expands with five leaves to a dining table that comfortably accommodates up to 10 people
- Folding TV tray tables can be used as a mobile desk or a personal dining table as well as an end or console table
Sofas And Seating
- The quaintly-named "bachelor's chair" serves as a step-stool, seat and ironing board
- Sofa beds are a traditional solution for limited space. Modern styles are more attractive and comfortable than many of the earlier versions
- Ottomans of any shape or style are perfect pieces to double as storage space
- How about furniture that does triple-duty? This freestanding unit is a bed by night and desk by day with a storage surface on top
- Drawers underneath a platform bed can store linens, blankets and pillows
- Murphy beds and wall beds are classic space-savers. Updated versions come with shelving units for extra storage
Shelving And Storage
- Backless shelving units make great room dividers
- A metal wall shelf with hooks can be used for hanging clothes and accessories
- Today's thinner, lighter TVs sit well on a variety of stands featuring shelving and drawers
Do you have any resourceful space-saving design tips? Share them with us in the comments!