Useful Space Saving Furniture Designs

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The wrong furniture can make your tiny digs feel more like a cramped closet than a cozy abode. The following 12 space-saving furniture designs will help you make the most of your home’s limited square footage.

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    The Best Furniture for Small Spaces


    Shown above is TravelBox. It includes all the small space essentials, plus a bike, into one portable package. We share all the stuff it contains on the following page.

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    TravelBox Packs All The Space Saving Furniture Essentials


    The TravelBox is a furniture set for small apartments that includes a twin bed, shelving system, table, desk and, of course, a bike for getting around town. But here's what makes this collection of essential furnishings so ingenious. All of the items fit inside a portable trunk. But wait there's more--the entire collection weighs a mere 132 pounds. 

    All the furniture in this crafty set is wood. Both the table and shelving system have an aluminum sheath.

    Currently, the TravelBox is a made-to-order item. For more details, including additional photos, visit Arch Daily.

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    The Hanger Chair by Umbra


    Umbra has been designing useful and whimsical home accessories for more than 30 years. One of their latest creations, The Hanger Chair, makes it possible for small space dwellers to keep a few extra chairs handy for houseguests. When the seats are not needed, they can be hung in the closet. For more details, or to buy visit Umbra

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    The OneLess Desk is a Space-Saving Ergonomic Beauty

    Heckler Design

    Let's face it, many compact computer desks are hard on the eyes and body. The OneLess Desk by Heckler Design is a game changer. It's an attractive ergonomic desk set that consists of four steel pieces, an upper deck, lower deck, printer table and file holder that all stack neatly together. Each item in the set can be purchased as a package or as individual pieces. They're also available in seven stylish colors. For more details, or to buy visit Heckler Design.

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    The Fusillo Bookshelf Doubles as a Coat Rack


    This Fusillo Bookshelf designed by AndViceVersa can be customized to adapt to your unique storage needs. Each oak shelf consists of around 15 individual slats with notches that can be positioned to hold books, clothing, hats, or even a bicycle. For more details visit And Vice Versa.

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    A Skinny Bar Table and Bench Set

    HCWD Studio

    You know how you and your friends always end up hanging out in your kitchen? This super skinny bar table and bench set will create a place where you can all sit or stand while sipping tea or cocktails. When the party is over, you can push the bar and bench up against the wall and use as a console. For more details, or to buy visit Design Boom.

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    A Beautiful Cabinet That is a Secrete Dog Crate

    Modernist Cat

    A dog crate can be a space-hogging eyesore when you live in a small space. That's why we heart this Midcentury styled cabinet by Modernist Cat. It's a dog crate that doubles as a practical side table. Just as swell, each one is handcrafted from walnut hardwood Europlywood. It's a type of wood that features a gorgeous premium veneer.  Got a cat? The cabinet can also be used to conceal a litter box. For details, or to buy visit Modernist Cat

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    The Deep Dish Table and Cushions Set Creates Additional Seating

    Deep Dish Table

    The modern furniture and décor retailer CB2 combined creative forces with the School of the Art Institute Chicago to create a line of space-saving furniture. Our favorite project that sprung from this ingenious union is The Deep Dish Table and Cushions Set. It functions as a coffee table when the cushions are tucked in place. When the cushions are pulled out, they create additional seating. For more details, or to buy visit CB2.

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    A Clothes Rack That Functions Like a Closet

    Hugo Ribeiro Design

    It's hard to believe, but there are a lot of apartments out there with zero closets. A clothes rack fixes that problem. This one by Hugo Ribeiro Design takes up very little floor space and provides enough room to store a small wardrobe and around eight pairs of shoes. For more details or to buy visit Design Boom.

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    A Cardboard Sofa That Rocks

    Life is Short

    Cardboard furniture is perfect for temporary living situations like dorm rooms or that spare bedroom you rented on Craigslist. The best part, cardboard furniture is a cinch to pack away and store when you need to clear some floor space. This cardboard couch rocks back and forth and takes less than three minutes to assemble. Better still, it can hold up to 330 pounds. Hate the way it looks? Cover it with a throw and pillows.  

    FYI, If you don't get the couch wet, the manufacturer says it will last for around two years. For more details or to buy visit Design Boom.

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    A Sofa That Transforms into a Bed and Dining Table


    Transforming furniture like Murphy beds that change into desks make the most of limited square footage. The 3Moods (shown above) ups the ante since it functions as a sofa, bed, chaise lounge with desk, or dining table for up to eight people. Humberto Navarro, the Spanish designer behind 3Moods recently funded this brilliant idea thanks to a successful Indiegogo Campaign. To learn more visit: Unamods.

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