Furnishing tips for small apartments
Little space means little storage space? That is only partly true. Because there are now all kinds of ways to furnish your home so that you can accommodate all kinds of things even in a small home.
First came Covid and with it the home office. Then rents gradually became more expensive – in recent years, many of us have had to get used to living in a smaller space and juggling work and private life. Of course, this works best when you don’t necessarily see the lack of space. And you don’t have to if you pay attention to multifunctionality when setting up. We have put together a few furnishing tips on how to live large in a small space.
If you really have very little space available and have to choose between a bed and a couch, you should choose the golden mean. Today, sofa beds are already available in 1A quality and – if only one person needs a place to sleep – they don’t even have to be undressed. For couples, a pull-out solution is recommended; in the best case, cushions and blankets can be stored in a bed box during the day.
Our furnishing tip: If you have a small bedroom, you should also make sure that there is plenty of storage space under the mattress. This is ideal for storing – vacuum-packed – summer or winter clothing.
Food & Work
There is no room for your own desk in a mini apartment. Instead, buy a nice dining table that can also be used for working and has an extendable function if you want to invite friends over for a meal.
Our furnishing tip: A desk can also be wonderfully integrated into a bookshelf – possibly with a fold-out worktop.
Sitting & chilling
Stools are not only cozy, they are also an eye-catcher in any home and a true role model in terms of storage space. Fabric or velvet-covered stools are also a pleasant place to sit, while those made of wood or metal can be used as bedside tables, laundry baskets in the bathroom or simply as coffee tables. Depending on requirements, however, it is essential to pay attention to how much load they may be subjected to.
Our furnishing tip: Benches or chests are also a great eye-catcher for small apartments. The latter in particular are ideal for storing shoes, for example.
Even if the kitchen may be small – there is still room for improvement here, and that is meant literally. Normal kitchen cupboards do not reach up to the ceiling, but you can extend them all the way up – in consultation with the landlord. Furniture stores already offer many stylish options in this respect, but care should be taken to put all the things that are rarely used right at the top.
The same applies to the bathroom and toilet – here, too, you can work with shelves and fill them with pretty boxes that offer plenty of space.