Living space in a small apartment or condominium can easily be overwhelmed by excessively large furniture. Fortunately, many furniture stores and decorating services understand this, and offer smaller items for the apartment-dweller. I have many clients in The District of Columbia, Arlington and Reston that live in apartments or condos and need furniture that will function with a dual purpose while still being attractive and chic.
I recently stumbled upon Resource Furniture - it offers modern furniture from the finest and most innovative European designers – perfect for the urban dweller. Every piece in the Resource Furniture collection is hand-selected for its ability to transform a space with both beauty and functionality. They have some great pieces that are perfect furniture solutions for someone living in a small space. Let’s explore a few options and talk about how these pieces can fit into your small space.
Many newly built apartments and condos have an open floor plan, making furniture selection more challenging. Something you don’t want to do is obstruct the flow within the space with pieces of large bulky furniture. The Poppi Book Space Saving System by Resource Furniture consists of a spacious bookcase with 21’ of bookshelves above a twin wall bed. This system is available with an optional fold-out desk mounted on the front of the bed. If you are short on space for your bed and need a little extra storage (or a desk) this is an excellent option.
For those of you who like to entertain and are looking for more seating The Swing might just be the solution for you. The Swing consists of a Queen bed attached to 42 1/2 inches of shelving with a 9 foot sofa with adjustable chaise and backrest. There is additional storage under the sofa seat. Without removing any objects from the shelf, a simple pull on the built-in handle lowers the bed to the sleeping position and the shelf becomes the foot of the bed. I love that clean lines and thoughtful design have not been sacrificed here to make a multi-functional piece of furniture. You can easily fit several guests on this couch for an evening of wine drinking and Oscar watching.
“The Goliath” fully extended with service for 8
The Goliath is a full-time console table and part-time dinner party table. This is an ingenious solution for small space living. So often my clients tell me they want to entertain but do not have the space for a large dining table. This small console table can serve as a decorative piece of furniture until you are ready to entertain a large group. Thanks to inventive furniture companies like Resource Furniture you no longer have to sacrifice entertaining just because you live in an apartment or condo.
You might be wondering where you will store chairs for your new dining table. Well, don’t worry about that. Our friends at Resource Furniture have thought of everything for small space dwellers. The Cubista is an ingenious little ottoman that provides seating for up to five individuals! Each side of the ottoman can be removed and attached to one of four bases that nest inside the ottoman structure. Each stool has a comfortably padded seat and is the perfect dining and desk height.
“The Cubista” converts to seating for 5. Amazing!
Decorating and living in your apartment or condo can be made fun and functional with the help of creative furniture makers, interior designers, storage solution professionals and a little research and creativity on your own part. Have fun with your small space and don’t feel limited by its size, after all - the best things come in small packages!