5 Types of Space-Saving Furniture

Space-saving furniture offers practicality, versatility and avoids visually overwhelming our environment. Explore the possibilities and take advantage of this type of furniture for your home.
5 Types of Space-Saving Furniture

Last update: 19 October, 2021

By taking a look around us and assessing our spaces with a critical eye, we can distribute our furniture in a different way to avoid overwhelming our homes. Therefore, we’re going to learn about five types of space-saving furniture.

It’s good practice for all of us to regularly reassess and reorganize our home interiors. This helps us to enjoy our decor more and take into account that, after all, it has a decisive influence on our well-being.

How our homes function and appear, is dependant on how we feel. There can be a situation that we’re not comfortable with and deep down we perceive the environmental tension. This doesn’t benefit us at all and in this case, we must look for alternatives.

1. Space-saving furniture: a locker type closet

On occasion, we’ve all come across the typical lockers found in gym locker rooms. For the home, these types of resources don’t fit properly, but there may be variants that are viable options.

Narrow and tall cabinets are a good option for bedrooms where we need a piece of furniture that’s functional, practical, and simple. They can be placed anywhere and even look great in corners and fit into tight spaces such as the bathroom.

Obviously, they don’t have as much internal space as other cabinets. However, they’re a good option for rooms where we need to store belongings, clothing, or any other items that require order.

2. The multifunctional table

For your living room, there are multiple space-saving furniture options. In this case, look for solutions that are effective and that aren’t complicated to use. For this reason, we’re going to discover the qualities of a multifunctional table.

  • Taking on the typical living room-shaped table, the multifunctional table has four legs and consists of a support board with hidden storage. It’s very easy to relate to other furniture.
  • The particularity lies in the internal, hidden space it has and which can be accessed by lifting the board. In this way, we can keep magazines and other items inside without them being visible.

3. Ingenious, magical moveable tables

Continuing with tables, we present one of the most recurrent types usually reserved for the kitchen. It’s a type of table that can be moved and is stored inside another piece of furniture (or the countertop). It’s stored away again as and when we feel necessary.

In this way, we can make use of it whenever we want. You just have to remove it, use it, and put it back. In addition, it’s not seen from the outside, so it doesn’t generate any visual effect, but feels as if it suddenly appears by magic.

4. Floating shelves: a space-saving advantage

Floating shelves

Who said that the shelving units should only be placed on the floor? There’s another variant that can be very interesting. Floating shelves are in the space-saving furniture category.

This is basically because they’re suspended in the air as if they were floating. They can be fixed to the wall or hung from the ceiling with ropes. In addition, there are adaptable ones for corners, in order to make the most of the shape of the room.

As a general rule, they have a square format, forming angles of 90 degrees. However, we have other possibilities such as, for example, those with curved shapes or with dynamic designs that look like tree branches.

5. The couch can also serve as space-saving furniture

The furniture that’s commonly found in homes are items that are given a clear and defined use. That is to say, everything we use casually or serves a solely aesthetic purpose is losing steam and is no longer in demand.

One case, in particular, is the couch. This can serve as a bed or a seat and have a modular category too. However, it has a very interesting secret: hidden drawers to store all kinds of gadgets.

There are also couches that have the possibility of creating a wide space under the mattress (or foam) where you can store all kinds of items. In short, this is another resource that can be very interesting if you know how to take advantage of it.

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