The Most Stylish Space-Saving Furniture

12 Ingenious Space-Saving Furniture Ideas

The Most Stylish Space-Saving Furniture

If you live in a tiny apartment, space-saving furniture is not just trendy – it’s necessary. But the great thing about living in small spaces these days is that you don’t need to compromise on style to gain optimum functionality from your furniture. Space-saving furniture design has come a long way!

We collected 12 this world space-saving furniture ideas for tiny apartments, but this stuff is so cool anyone will want to use it!

What is Space-Saving Furniture?

There are few different kinds of space-saving furniture ideas to explore. Some crazy cool inventions you’ve probably seen online. You know, those ones that almost look magic tricks? Here’s an example:

Others are wise, very innovative, but are also incredibly functional. Some space saving furniture ideas are about optimizing whatever space you have.

In other words, space saving furniture is great whether you live in a tiny apartment or not.

Space-Saving furniture is also sometimes called multipurpose furniture, multifunction furniture, or transformable furniture. But these titles all refer to basically the same idea!

Leaders in Space-Saving furniture development, Expand Furniture explain that these innovations are designed to make “you feel you have more room, even if you don’t”. Sound good? We think so too!

Let’s dive into these 12 Ingenious Space-Saving Furniture Ideas so you can maximize your space!

1. Lift Bed

Much its cousin, the humble trundle bed, the lift bed offers space maximizing storage no matter your home’s size. Un the trundle style, the lift bed is, well, lifted, to create ample storage.

This option Prime Classic Design shows how seamlessly you can add more storage to your bedroom, without compromising on design.

There’s also this cool Italian version, though we aren’t really sure what makes it Italian. Anyway, it’s a great idea and another take on the traditional lift bed!

2. Drop Leaf Table

This one is a bit of classic, but it’s also a great space-saving furniture idea that anyone can get behind. The drop leaf table is less “multipurpose” than it is transformable. The simple idea is that you can either have a leaf of the table up or not drop it down.

The one below is from Ikea, which has tons of other great and generally inexpensive space-saving furniture ideas!

This is a great idea if your everyday household comprises only 1-2 people but you entertain frequently. You can add tons of dining space by propping up one or two leaves depending on the size of the table. On the other hand, you can add living space by dropping a leaf down for everyday stuff.

3. Extending Tables

The extending or expanding table is a take on the previous classic. By adding a bit more ingenuity to the OG drop leaf, the extendable table is a modern twist. Basically, you’ve got to see it to believe it! But really, this is a fantastic space-saving furniture idea that looks super chic.

The extending table pictured below can be found at Expand Furniture. It’s a bit pricey, but for the style and functionality it offers, well worth the investment.

Extending tables generally work by inserting another piece of material in between the two extended halves. The table is thus elongated and can seat far more people in seconds.

4. Transformable Coffee Table

This is where we really get into the futuristic space-saving furniture. If you live in a tiny apartment, small condo, or just a want to have some really cool pieces in your place – this is for you. Transformable coffee tables morph from the living room classic into dining tables in seconds! Here’s an example of one, but there are many cool ones out there!

5. Folding Tables

This is definitely not your mother’s folding table. To be fair, the classic has stuck around for a reason.

However, with innovations in design and technology, there are some pretty great upgrades you should know about.

First of all, the latest folding tables also double as storage spaces! The one in the video below is great because you can store bulky items within it’s extra cavities. Pretty cool!

6. Magical Bookshelf

This isn’t actually called the magical bookshelf but it should be!

It’s really called the “As If From Nowhere” and is designed by Orla Reynolds. Wondering what the big reveal is?

BAM! Bet you didn’t see that one coming! Or, if you did see it coming, well done. It was a big surprise over here!

7. Nesting Tables

When it comes to space-saving furniture ideas, we know that nesting tables don’t exactly reinvent the wheel. However, if you haven’t perused the models currently offered, you’re in for a treat. The extreme functionality of the nesting table design has been recognized for decades. But in recent years, they’ve become a little something extra.

You can find the above pictured beauty at West Elm, which has plenty of other ingenious space-saving furniture ideas to scroll through.

8. Hidden Seats

Coffee tables are great, no question there. But you know what’s better than a regular old coffee table? A coffee table that also has a bunch of hidden seating! What’s great about the one pictured below is that the hidden seats can double as ottomans. Because the seats are cushioned, you can solve that age old gripe of loungers everywhere – where to rest your feet!

This space-saving idea is genius for group TV binges, watching sports, or just making sure everyone is super comfortable. When it comes to tiny apartment living, any furniture item that doubles as something else is a godsend! Check out the one below here and get to relaxing!

9. Space-Saving Entryway Ideas

One of the most crowded areas in anyone home – whether a tiny apartment or not – is the entryway. This space also tends to be the traffic-heavy area and can get really cluttered fast. There are plenty of space-saving furniture ideas for entryways that can really help to maximize space and minimize clutter.

One of our favorites is pictured below and can be found here. Space-saving entryway organizing systems look great and are incredibly functional. Rather than adding unnecessary obstacles to a busy area, they streamline your items and look great doing it.

Entryway organization is specific to every household. Some need more space for shoes and coats. Other entryways are primarily for mail, keys, and dog-leashes. Whatever your space-saving entryway needs, you’ll be sure to find an organization system to meet them!

10. Headboard Storage

Looking for space-saving furniture ideas for bedrooms? You’re not alone! Bedrooms are great places to add additional storage without taking up lots of much-needed space. Not only can the space under your bed be transformed into a storage area, so can your headboard.

That’s right! Books, magazines, knick-knacks or whatever else you have lying around in your room can be stored in your headboard! You can get the amazing bedroom storage system below from Ikea.

11. Space-Saving Kitchen Island

Depending on what you’re looking for, there are plenty of space-saving kitchen ideas you might . If you’re completely renovating your kitchen, check out this amazing find! Below is a gorgeously designed kitchen island with a hidden bench seat. This allows a sleek and open kitchen design with ample seating.

12. Disappearing Kitty Litter

This is a space-saving furniture idea that everyone will appreciate. If you have a cat, you probably also have a litter box. Litter boxes are, beyond question, the worst part about having cats as pets. Other than the obvious, one of the worst things about them are how ugly they are. There’s no “good place” to store a cat litter box. If you think there is, you’re lying to yourself.

Check out this ingenious invention that not only saves space but hides everyone’s least favorite cat accessory.

Bonus Space-Saving Furniture Idea – Use Wayforth

We’ve learned that any piece of furniture can be made multifunctional. We’ve also concluded that if an item of furniture doesn’t do 3 things at once, it’s pretty basic. Just saying. Of course, not everyone has the budget for implementing all these cool space-saving furniture ideas. At the same time, we could all use a little more space in our homes and tiny apartments.

That’s where Wayforth full-service storage comes in! Wayforth offers on-demand pickup and delivery of your items whenever works for you. That means no more hauls to creep self-storage facilities! You can store whatever you want for however long you feel it. And because we only charge you for the stuff you store, Wayforth users pay an average of 15% less than traditional self-storage rates!

After you’ve ordered half the Ikea catalog’s space-saving furniture ideas, get your free Guaranteed Estimate today and find out how much you can save with Wayforth!


37 Of The Best Space Saving Furniture Ideas For Small Homes

The Most Stylish Space-Saving Furniture

Space-saving furniture is on the rise. Crowded city slickers, rural tiny home occupants and other humble abode dwellers know the importance of using square footage optimally.

Stair drawers and under-stair storage are huge space savers because they make use of otherwise neglected areas. Nested designs such as a bookcase housing chairs and tables are incredibly ingenious as many other multi-functional furniture ideas for small apartments.

We selected 37 of the best pieces of space-efficient furniture to maximize your space in small living areas. These pieces allow you to live in comfort and style without compromising on quality.

1. Modern Lift-Top Coffee Table

Able to fold and rise at different levels, the Modern Lift-Top Coffee Table  also doubles as a desk and dining table.

It’s multiple furniture pieces in one, saving you space and hassle. A must-have for small homes.

2. Cortesi Convertible Chair Bed

The Cortesi Convertible Chair Bed not only looks chic and comfortable; it also folds out into a lounge-chair-style bed.

Simply unfold the chair to transform it into a spot to sleep for overnight visitors. Color options make it a bright, stylish addition to your living room. Don’t miss these sleeper chairs for small spaces.

3. Wall Mounted Ironing Board

Eureka’s Wall-Mounted Ironing Board is the ultimate space-saving addition to your laundry room. Simply attach it to the wall, and you’ll save time and hassle when you need to iron.

Perfect for small spaces, this board sticks out only 1.5 inches from the wall when folded.

4. Novogratz Simon SOFA BED

The Novogratz Simon Convertible Sofa isn’t just a sofa bed. It has three positions – regular couch, recliner, or flat bed. It can even be combined with the chaise-lounge in the same range to make a queen-size sleeper.

The bed is comfortable enough to host guests for a long weekend without causing them aches and pains, and the sofa stays squishy after years of use. It has a futon-style design, so you simply push the back to change position. More sofa beds here!


This folding bed is the ultimate space-saver for a small room. At night, a flick of the wrist brings down a full-sized double bed; during the day, the bed folds invisibly into a fitted wardrobe, with drawers and hanging space at one side.

The Full Wall Bed Kit is an ideal choice for a guest room, as it’s far more comfortable than a sofa bed but disappears into the wall when not needed. You may also these multifunctional wall beds.

6. Double Hammock

Think about how much space you can save when you decide to spend your nights in a hammock. Vivere’s Double Hammock not only has a compact 9 foot heavy-duty steel frame, but the hammock itself is 100% cotton and seats two.

Assembly is easy and requires no tools, and there’s no need for trees to attach to although if you wanted to, you can easily do so.

7. 3 Pc. Stacking Tables

3-Piece Stacking Tables come apart easily to make three different coffee or accent tables.

Put them back together again, and you have a storage shelf for books or knick-knacks. Each table has its own distinct color.

8. Bookseat

For the avid book-reader, having a miniature library at your fingertips is not just an idea anymore.

This Bookseat is both a curved bookcase and a comfortable reading spot. Your fellow bookworms will love it!

9. Provo Corner Mounted Shelf

Are you searching for space to put a bookshelf in your home, but find you’re already full up?

Provo Corner Mounted Shelf has a reversing geometrical design of corner shelving that easily mounts into corner spaces. No walls are needed! Discover more floating corner shelves.

10. FJU Foldable Workspace

The FJU Wall-Mounted Desk from Living Divani is, upon first glance, just a magazine holder on the wall.

However, when you fold it down, it’s becomes a modular work desk for getting those work projects done. Easily folds back into place. Also take a look at these stylish wall-mounted desks.

11. Furinno Adjustable Lap-Top Desk

The Furinno Laptop Table/Desk Bookstand is at its lowest level, a vented cooling pad.

Raise it up another level, and it’s a sitting work desk. Raise it up one more level, and it’s a standing desk! Three different functions, one space-saving furniture piece. Find out more sit-to-stand desks.

12. Drop Leaf Table

This classic Drop Leaf Table has sturdy solid-wood construction and a collapsible design. With both leaves out, the circular table seats four.

Put down one leaf, and the table can stand against a wall, making it great for a breakfast bar. With both leaves down, it’s only a few inches wide, and can slip into a cupboard for easy storage.

13. Large Wall Clothes Drying Rack

Folding drying racks can take up a lot of precious space in your laundry room, especially if you live in a smaller home. Space saving furniture this wall-mounted drying rack makes tiny living a little bit easier.

When not in use, this Wall Clothes Drying Rack folds back into its wooden frame; you can pull it out again in order to hang wet clothes while keeping your floor space free.

14. Goliath extending console dining table

The Goliath Table may look small, but it stretches out from a 17 inch console table to a dinner table big enough to fit 10 people.

Five leaves are included for the larger size table, and a glass finish is a design option to give your space a touch of class. Available at Resource Furniture.

15. Dynamic Life Sofa

Touchpad-operated, with a modern, modular look, the Dynamic Life Sofa seems almost a living thing. It unfolds into split chaise lounge or a bed.

When you’re ready for a sofa again, simply use the touchpad command. Find it at Campeggi.

16. Lynden Drop leaf Table

The Lynden Drop Leaf Dining Table converts from a small table to 5 à 6-seating dining table with a quick fold-down of one leaf.

The pull out leg is sturdy, and holds the extendable leaf very well. A solid quality table. See also: these best drop leaf dining tables.

17. Stackable  polypropylene Chairs

The Stackable Polypropylene Chairs have one of the most wicked designs we’ve ever seen. Those with sinful taste will appreciate the sultry curves and pointed “horns” on the chair’s back, but this little devil does more than just look good.

It combines the function and features of three popular modern designs to create the ultimate chair for both social and work events.

18. Ottoman Guestbed

The iBed Convertible Ottoman Guest Bed is not just tailored to your every whim, but it houses a bed for anyone to sleep on whenever you need a bed and do not have one.

The ottoman is customizable to you, from leg height to the filling all the way down to fabric and color, and then the sturdy hardware is installed to make sure that the bed it contains is kept safe and comfortable.

See also these comfortable space saving guest beds.

19. Prepac Floating desk

The Prepac White Floating Desk makes a beautiful and space-saving addition to any room of your home or business. This desk has everything you need for your creative flow, including six cubby shelves for gadgets and knick-knacks, a top shelf for decorations to make the space your own, and a generous work space capable of holding up to 100 lbs.

The Prepac can be mounted at any height, and the desk’s easy assembly and sturdy frame are held up by a solid metal hanging rail that makes sure the desk stays put. Choose from either a white, black or espresso finish.

20. Moon chaise longue

Different pieces equal different designs and functions with the Moon Chaise Longue.

You can move pieces around to create an easy chair, a bed, or a desk. The bold colors add a statement to your living room that your visitors are sure to be astounded by. More info and purchase at LOVETHeDESIGN.

21. Acrylic Nesting Coffee Tables

The Acrylic Nesting Coffee Tables are edgy, modern and durable.

Three tables of varying sizes easilystack on top of each other to save space; when you need more tables, simply un-stack and disperse them about the room. Find out more modern nesting side tables.

22. Whitmor Storage Cubes

Lightweight, with a clean white color, Whitmore Storage Cubes are a stackable storage solution that requires little space.

These are especially ideal for storing toys or sports equipment in children’s rooms, or towel storage for the bathroom. Order at Amazon.

23. Folding Personal Table

Do you need a simple, easy-to-use side table that’s transportable and lightweight? The Lifetime Folding Personal Table is just that! Its clean design and rudimentary folding action allow you to set it up wherever you please.

Even better is that the legs adjust to different heights, and once you’re done using it for your party, office or other use, you can quickly fold it up again and store it for another day.

24. Shine daybed

Not only a chic place to lounge, Softline’s Shine Daybed transforms itself into a full-sized bed for two.

With a huge variety of color and fabric options, this modular piece makes a bold modern statement while saving you space.

25. Duo Table

The dual-purpose DuoTable by Michael Hilgers is both dining table and work desk.

Simply flip half of the table up, and you have a desk with storage for office and writing tools, and then fold it back down for a dining table that seats four.

26. Ludovico office

The Ludovico Office includes everything you need for a productive workday.

This file cabinet has a desk that unfolds from the side, and a foldable chair is tucked between the two drawers of the file cabinet. It’s an entire office in one furniture piece. Read more at Expand furniture.

27. Mister T Coffee Table Pouf Footrest

The Mister T Coffee Table by Antoine Lesur avoids modular design and instead focuses on being multifunctional.

Two cushions tuck themselves underneath when not in use, and the tray detaches for easier transportation of tasty treats to the table. Check out

28. Hexa table

The Hexa Table by Sculptures Jeux is a multi-colored, multi-faceted creation from Bernard Vuarnesson that allows you to rearrange table surfaces a puzzle.

Each part flips to create a tray or storage drawer, making the design possibilities endless.

29. Hank Light Hanger

The Hank Light Hanger can be put anywhere in your home, whether in your closet, entryway or bathroom.

Energy-saving adjustable LED lighting makes it easy to sort through your wardrobe while saving you space. Available at Swedish-based company D75 illuminants.

30. 5-Piece Dining Set with Storage Ottomans

The simple, space-saving 5-Piece Baxter Dining Set is perfect for a house needing to conserve space or a family simply looking to add a little bit of modern to their home.

The chairs store easily into the the table design, saving more space than you ever thought possibly with a dining room table, as well as being a conversation piece for anyone who walks into your home.

31. Offi Tiki Stool

The Offi Tiki stool is simplicity at its finest. Use it as a stool, side table, or fill the base with sand or water to anchor it down when using it for dock seating.

The stool’s midsection is hollowed out to provide storage. Grab one here.

32. Indie sofa bed

Aesthetically pleasing with a modern edge, the Indie Sofa Bed is visually striking with a load of different color options and voluptuously-plumped cushioning. Use as a daytime sofa or fold it out to make a cozy bed for two.

33. Scala Zero Chair Stepladder

Instead of hauling out a heavy ladder or using the dining room chair to reach high shelves, why not use the Scala Zero?

This chair folds out into a ladder, simultaneously fulfilling your need for seating and saving you the space needed for a ladder.                                        Find out more folding stepladder chairs.

34. Pal by Vondom

Pal is the space-saving furniture friend you’ve always wanted: modern, simple, and multifunctional.

Leave Pal upright for seating, or flip it over to make a desk or side table. Store items underneath to save even more space. Find it at YLiving.

35. Hockenheimer storage stool

Finally, a use for all those magazines piled around the house!

The environmentally-friendly, sustainable Hockenheimer Storage Stool straps your old magazines and newspapers together to create unique, impromptu seating.

36. Monarch Side Table

The Monarch Side Table is a handy and stylish side table made of chrome metal. Very convenient and space-saving because the table can slide easily under your sofa. Look at these sofa side tables.

37. Swing Shelf Table

Dot & Bo have created a bookshelf that transforms itself seamlessly from shelf to table.

With room enough for 4 guests, the Swing Shelf Table is sure to delight your diners, and the sturdy metal frame can easily hold your entire book collection. See also:

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