When it comes to apartment living, “bigger” is not always better, at least when it comes to furniture and decor. As you’re furnishing your new space or redecorating your current apartment, consider utilizing furniture that is multi-functional in order to make your living area feel spacious, comfortable and decluttered. Don’t worry — bringing in pieces that serve multiple purposes doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on style. Here are three areas you can use innovative furniture to make the most of your apartment while still remaining trendy:
Don’t have an extra room or bed for visiting guests? Don’t sweat it. There are plenty of multi-functional pieces that double as a cozy bed for your guests to rest their heads, while also adding style and practicality to your space. Give a sleeper ottoman a try. With a pop of fun turquoise, this ottoman serves as a perfect statement piece that can also unfold to reveal a comfy bed underneath. If you’re looking for additional seating for your living room, a sleeper loveseat can be a good fit for you. This one is compact but still provides optimal additional seating when entertaining guests. Then, when it’s time for bed, the loveseat pulls out into a bed in a matter of a few seconds. For a fun throwback, give your college futon a trendy facelift with this vintage-style option. Fit for adulthood, this futon is stylish and affordable too.
Even though we love them, pets can take up a lot of precious space inside of our apartment. Finding creative ways to hide and tuck away their belongings makes a major impact in your living room and bedroom. Have a litter box for your feline friend? Try utilizing a hidden litter box that doubles as an end table — this will keep your cat’s litter box hidden from your guests, creating a more attractive atmosphere, while also adding space for you to place a lamp or extra decorations. If your pet’s food, treats and toys often end up scattered around your apartment, test out a unique way to hide their belongings. This pet feeder station is a great addition to your kitchen, allowing you to not waste any of your valuable cabinet space while also providing a way for you to tuck away your pet’s food and water bowls when you are entertaining guests. If you need to free up some space in your living room, give a pet ottoman a try. Perfect for cats and small dogs, this ottoman gives your furry friend a place to hide and sleep in comfort while also giving you a place to kick up your feet.
Gone are the days of stacking plastic containers in closets or shoving boxes under your bed. There are plenty of creative ways to store your belongings that are organized and functional. In your entryway, try out this fun clothing hanger organizer that doubles as a cute photo collage. This offers a great place for guests to hang their coats when visiting and you can pop the photo collage back into place when they’re gone. If you need some additional storage in your living room, these three piece stacking tables can stack together to create a cute, minimalist bookshelf and can be taken part to make side tables or a coffee table when you have company. For your bedroom, a full-body mirror is already a must-have, so why not make it multi-functional with a standing cabinet mirror? This mirror helps to declutter your life and provides the perfect place for you to store jewelry and other belongings.
Apartment living shouldn’t feel cramped or cluttered. Utilizing innovative and multi-functional furniture can make you apartment feel more spacious, add character and boost your personal style. Don’t be afraid to play around with unique pieces that serve multiple purposes — you’ll be surprised how it can completely transform your space.