If you live in a very small apartment or condo, you know just how valuable space. Whether it’s a tiny college dorm or a small studio apartment in the city, every square foot counts when there’s not enough room.
When you’ve only got a few hundred square feet of room to work with, it’s likely that you’re just not going to have enough space to fit all of your furniture, belongings, and home decor and still have functional space to walk in between.
18 Furniture Ideas To Maximize Your Space In A Small Apartment
Luckily, there is a work around this and it’s all about making smart choices with compact furniture pieces that can be used for multiple occasions and don’t take up a lot of room.
In today’s post, I talk about 18 space-saving furniture and accessory pieces that will help maximize your space in a small apartment and create a comfortable living space – all without sacrificing functionality!
1. Bean Bag Chair
A bean bag chair is such a fun addition to any living room or bedroom.
It can be easily shaped to your liking and is also super comfortable – so much that you might even accidentally fall asleep on it!
The most awesome thing about it is that it takes up so much less space than a couch so if you have very little room and you can’t fit a couch, a bean bag chair is a great substitute!
2. Saucer Chair
A saucer chair, like a bean bag chair, is the perfect substitute for a couch if you are working with a small living space.
This faux-fur saucer chair is easy to fold up, transport on a whim, and is oh-so-comfortable to sit on. Put it in your living room or bedroom to add an extra flair!
3. Foldable Chairs
Foldable chairs are an amazing invention and are totally perfect for small living spaces! These foldable wooden chairs can be easily stored when they’re not in use.
Fold them up and store them away when you’re not using them and take them out only when you need them! This makes them so easy to move with because they’re compact and don’t need to be stacked.
They also come with vinyl padding which makes them quite comfortable to sit on.
An ottoman is a great functional furniture piece that can act as both a place to sit as well as storage for your belongings that you want out of sight.
Use this at your front door for people who want to sit down when they put on their shoes or place it in the living room.
5. Small Side Coffee Table
Sometimes it’s not enough to just have a center coffee table. Add this easy-to-move compact side coffee table to your living room set up to save space.
6. Floating Wall-Mounted TV Console
Instead of getting a large TV stand, why not consider a floating wall-mounted TV console! This compact TV console will hold everything you need for your TV including extra room for home decor pieces all while saving you space.
7. Lift-Top Coffee Table
This isn’t just any normal coffee table! If you have limited space and you don’t have room for both a dining room and a coffee table in your home, this lift-top coffee table is a great piece to save money and space.
This cool 2-in-1 coffee table is designed to lift up when you need a more elevated surface such as while you’re eating in front of the TV or when you’re studying.
It’s also super easy to change back into just a coffee table. Just push it down again when you have guests over.
Don’t forget about the ample storage room inside that can store your books, magazines, and whatever else you need in the living room.
If you live in a small studio apartment or a loft, a daybed is such an essential piece of furniture that can save you a ton of room!
Since space is so limited in a studio apartment, a daybed can act as both a bed and a couch. Not only will you have more room, it’s great for your wallet as well because you’ll only have to purchase 1 piece of furniture instead of 2!
This daybed also has a trundle which comes in handy if you have any guests who want to sleep over or you can just keep it as an extra storage bin.
9. Bed Frame With Drawers
If a daybed isn’t your style and you require a larger bed, a bed frame with drawers underneath is a great space saver.
As a lack of storage space is often a problem with living in a small apartment, this bed frame allows you to use the free space underneath your bed as much as possible. It’ll also keep your stuff dust-free, which is a huge plus!
If you’re looking for a mattress to pair with the bed frame, here are a few companies that allow you to try them for free:
- Layla Sleep
- Helix Sleep
- Avocado Mattress
- Bear Mattress
- DreamCloud (Bonus: Use code SHOP200 to get $200 off any size mattress and also sign up for Ebates to get an extra cashback of $75 when you purchase from Dreamcloud – that’s a total of $275 in savings!)
If your bedroom has very limited space and you don’t have any room to place a nightstand next to your bed, a BedShelfie is a definite must!
This little shelf is designed to be clamped on to any bed frame ledge and is sturdy enough to put all of your bedtime essentials on it without the entire thing toppling over and falling. Add your water, phone, alarm clock, hand cream, and whatever else you need before you sleep and you’re good to go!
11. Hanging Closet Organizer
A lot of times, closet space isn’t used optimally. Make use of your unused vertical closet space by using a nifty hanging closet organizer so you have more room to put your clothes and accessories.
It’s compartmentalized so you can sort and organize your belongings easily and it’s also collapsible and lightweight so it’s easy to move.
12. Hanging Shoe Organizer
Another great room saver is an over-the-door hanging shoe organizer.
Shoes take up so much room on the floor or shoe rack so save up that space by putting small sandals, slippers, flats, and heels into a hanging shoe organizer.
The great part is that it can be hidden by the door so no one even knows its there except you!
13. Corner Shelf
Room corners are often left unused. Make use of that space by placing some extra home decor pieces or books on a corner shelf.
14. Corner Desk
Or if you like the idea of actually using the corner space more than just placing a shelf there, a corner desk is great if you need the extra surface to work at.
15. Wall Shelf
Wall shelves are totally your friend when you live in a small space! They’re a great place to add some wall art, books, or display other home decor pieces to add some personality to your home without taking up much room.
16. Wall-Mounted Desk
Don’t have room for a large desk to put your laptop and books on while you study or work? This wall-mounted desk is functional and perfect for a small space because it barely takes up any room at all!
17. Fold-Out Table
This compact fold-out table is great to expand and pull down when you need a small dining room table while you eat or as a mini desk when you’re studying. When you’re done with it, just fold it back up and you’ll free up so much space again!
18. Bathroom Organizer Shelf
This three-shelf bathroom organizer shelf fits right over top your toilet so you can use the extra space to store things you need.
It’s totally doable to create a comfortable and functional living space if you live in a small apartment. You just need to furnish your home with smart space-saving furniture pieces that can be used for multiple occasions and don’t take up a lot of room.
I hope this post was helpful to you and that these 18 ideas will help maximize your living space if you live in a small apartment!
What are some furniture pieces you have in your small apartment that helps you save space?