This Genius Space-Saving Furniture Helps You Make the Most of Your Square Footage
Oh, the things you’d do for a formal dining room…or if we’re being real, the things you’d do for a dining room that isn’t a TV tray. Small space dwellers, we feel you—and we’re here to help. The key to maximizing your petite pad lies simply in picking decor that does double, triple, even quadruple duty. Here, 12 bright ideas for the square footage challenged.
A Skirted Console
Elegant cloth skirting hides all kinds of eyesores, from electrical cords to pantry goods to towers of Tupperware. Pick a shallow number so your banquet/TV station/whatevertheheckyawant protrudes minimally from the wall.
Ballard Designs, $249
An Ottoman Coffee Table
This guy might be the single most versatile piece of furniture you’ll ever own—a high-style coffee table, comfy extra seating in a pinch or, ya know, an ottoman for sitting back and kicking your feet up.
Bench Seating for the Dining Room
The best part about benches? How many folks you can fit on ‘em. (That and the fact that they have zero footprint when tucked beneath the dining table.)
Jayson Home, $695
A Wall Mount Vanity
Don’t waste floor space on a beauty station when a hanging shelf/mirror combo provides the same function (and looks just as gorgeous).
Fern Living for HORNE, $350
Stools As Side Tables
Voilà, easy overflow seating when you need it.
Zara Home, $169
A Narrow Highboy
A tall, skinny dresser with rounded edges offers maximum clothing storage with minimal footage sacrificed.
West Elm, $899
A Mini Island
You don’t actually need to renovate to get a custom island look—just splurge on a small free stander. Given it’s a triple function (prep space, storage and dining in one), we think it’s a sound investment.
Jeffrey Alexander, $2,198
Mobile Accent Chairs
Think lightweight, compact and easy to tuck away when it comes to living room seating.
The Citizenry, $675