Flats, Apartments and homes are getting smaller! News reports have stated that office blocks are being converted into apartments which are roughly the size of a typical bedroom yet supposedly big enough for 2 people to live in. The newest studio flats are reportedly measuring at just 14.9 sq. m (160 sq ft) regardless of the government guidance which states they should be 37 sq. m (398 sq ft)). So with this in mind we’ve brought together some great pieces of furniture, along with some tips to help you buy for your small apartment.
Small apartments and studio apartments can be just as comfortable and functional. Here at MySmallSpace.co.uk we understand that it’s important to find furniture which doesn’t dominate your space or take up too much room. There are all sorts of furniture out there with innovative designs to help you save space but also to give you hidden storage spaces.
We’ve pulled together some of our best space saving products and added a few tips for every area in your small space from narrow sofas to extending dining tables to even slim line kitchen appliances. We have it all in one place to help save you time and hassle.
In some studio apartments, your living room can also be your bedroom, dining room and study. But for the small apartments, there’s usually some space to fit a sofa and even if it is the smallest of places we’ve got the smallest and narrowest sofas the retailers have to offer.
In a small space a normal sized sofa can dominate. Below are a variety of smaller sized sofas guaranteed to give you the same comfort as a normal sofa.
Compact sofas are a great addition to small space. Squeeze them into the smallest of spaces to give you a comfy place to put your feet up.
Look for sofas that are narrow in depth. A standard depth on a sofa is usually 75cm and above. The Narrow depth avoids the sofa dominating the room and taking up too much unnecessary space.
Storage Sofas/Sofa beds
Look for furniture with hidden storage space like these storage sofas. They are great for the obvious reasons as they come with inbuilt storage. Some of the ones below also double up as a sofa bed so you don’t have to worry about fitting a bed into your small space as well!
Coffee tables are the finishing touch all living spaces need. The ones below are the very best for small apartments.
Coffee table/ dining table
Multi-functional furniture will really help maximise your small space. Some coffee tables come with stools underneath making them multifunctional and convenient for small apartments as they double up as a coffee table and dining table.
Storage coffee table
Storage coffee tables are a great addition to small apartments. They offer hidden storage space; handy to hide away clutter you don’t want on show. Some of the ones below also extend into a table top which can be used as a dining table or laptop table.
In a very small space you sometimes don’t have space for a coffee table- we’ve got a solution for this!
Sofa Side Table
These sofa side tables are a great alternative to a coffee table. They sit over the arm of your sofa or arm chair which avoids taking up space as it slots in nicely under the sofa.
Vale Side Table, Crystal
Barker and Stonehouse
The Vale side table >
Stressless Swing Table
Barker and Stonehouse
This practical Stressless Swing >
John Lewis Duhrer Sofa Side Table
This side table is >
John Lewis Calia Sofa Side Table
The Calia side table >
Folding side tables
Folding side tables are a brilliant addition to your small space. By folding them away when they’re not in use stops them taking up space and making the room look cluttered.
Corner TV Units
Using corners in your small apartment will help use what could otherwise be an empty corner. These corner TV units keep your TV out of the way.
In your small apartment your bedroom might be a small area partitioned from the rest of the space or, if you’re in a studio apartment, its part of the main space. Below are some great space-saving pieces to help you save space in your small bedroom.
Small Double storage beds
Small double storage beds give you the comfort of a double bed but are slightly narrower. Below are a variety of small double storage beds.
Hide your bed away completely with these wall beds.
Finding furniture with added storage is a great way to save space in your small apartment. Store your make-up, shoes and other belongings with these storage mirrors.
As mentioned earlier, using the corners in your small apartment will help maximise the space. Corner wardrobes are a great way to avoid your wardrobe dominating your bedroom.
Kitchens don’t need to be big for you to get everything you need fitted. Slim-line kitchen appliances are here to save the day!
Slim-line Kitchen Appliances
From slim-line dishwashers to compact oven and microwave combis they’re all here to allow you to fit your small kitchen out with everything you need.
Slim line dishwasher
Compact micro-oven ovens
Extending dining tables
Good for as little as 2 people but great for when you have guests!
Folding dining tables are great for a small apartment. Get them out when you need them and store them away when you don’t!
**Habitat Heath 2 seater dining table can also be used as a console table when not fully erected.**
Slim- line and narrow, bar tables are a great way to fit a dining area into the smallest of spaces. They are a great addition to the kitchen for two people.
In even the smallest of apartments we’ve got a desk for you to give yourself a great working area.
Wall desks are great for those of you who can’t find a place to fit normal desk. Wall desk are compact and can be folded away, when not in use to avoid taking up unnecessary space.
Save yourself from buying a console table and a desk with these multifunctional console/desks!
Incorporating clever storage solutions into your space will help make your space look less cluttered and more organised. Above we have given you some furniture pieces with built-in storage so here are some other storage options for you…
If you can’t accommodate new furniture in your small space, expand your storage capacity using vacuum bags or space saving storage bags. We have loads more on the website.