The search for beautiful furniture can be hampered by a limited amount of available space. To look at its best, a piece of furniture must sit comfortably in it surroundings, neither too large nor too small. This is as true for a small side table as it is for a luxury sofa from Darlings of Chelsea. Consequently, we can always benefit from neat design solutions that solve the perennial challenge of great looking furniture that makes clever use of a limited amount of space. Here are ten furniture items that save space, either in use or in storage, without compromising on beauty, comfort or usefulness. Image source: home-designing.com
Hulsta Coffee Table
A cross-shaped frame in a different material not only provides a neat visual contrast to the table top, but it also adds an extra layer – doubling the storage capacity of this charming coffee table. Available in two different sizes, the upper and lower levels are available in a choice of lacquer or wood finishes.
Herman Miller Storage Bench
As well as an attractive bench, this design from Herman Miller is also a great item of storage and organisational furniture. The padded section of the seat can be lifted to access a filing cabinet, and the hard top section houses a storage cabinet with drawers.
Two neat, low-lying beds can be stacked to make a seat, or used independently as single beds in this stylish and innovative design. There are also two side tables, of differing heights, that make an efficient use of space.
Sofa Bunk Bed
A sofa bed is one thing, but a sofa bunk bed is quite another achievement in space saving furniture design. Perfect for anyone who has children come to visit, this bright and cheerful sofa looks just as good as a bunk bed. There is even an integrated ladder for getting up to the top bunk.
Marco Sofa Bed
Providing the perfect solution to the problem of where to keep bedding when it is not in use, this sofa bed with storage chaise is as intelligent in design as it is comfortable to sit and sleep on. As either a sofa, or a roomy bed, it looks perfectly at home in any modern setting.
Fedro Rocking Lounger
Loungers aren’t typically thought of as space saving furniture, but the elegant stacking solution of these charming and colourful rocking loungers make them a neat addition to any outdoor or indoor area. Lightweight, and very easy to move around, they look great in any context.
Nydia Square Stacking Bistro Set
Rattan is the perfect material for garden furniture, but looks just as good in conservatories and sunrooms. Cube dining sets are great for taking up a minimal footprint when not in use and we also like this smart bistro set. Two comfy armchairs and a coffee table can be stacked into an elegant tower to make plenty of room when the set is not in use.
Pod Notebook Desk
The curved lid of this sixties sci-fi looking desk can be pushed back to create a spacious desktop area that also houses a storage compartment and built in tray with a pencil recess – the perfect desk for any study with a limited amount of space.
Churchill Folding Dining Table
So simple, so neat, so effective. A classic solution to space saving in the dining area, this effective design has a top with fold down sides – allowing the table to be set at three different sizes, depending on your needs. The angled solid beech legs and laminate top make a great combination.
Oki Side Table
A delicate, but sturdy, wire framework holds an overhanging table top, so that this sleek side table will only ever take up a minimal amount of space. As an addition to a contemporary luxury sofa, the Oki Side Table is ideal.
The above products are available to view and buy at:
- Hulsta Coffee Table – www.beadleandcrome.co.uk
- Herman Miller Storage Bench – www.smartfurniture.com
- Bed Transformer – Pinterest
- Sofa Bunk Bed – Pinterest
- Marco Sofa Bed – www.darlingsofchelsea.co.uk
- Fedro Rocking Lounger – www.madaboutthehouse.com
- Nydia Square Stacking Bistro Set – www.rattangardenfurniture.co.uk
- Pod Notebook Desk – www.heals.co.uk
- Churchill Folding Dining Table – www.habitat.co.uk
- Oki Side Table – www.walterknoll