|Practical Furniture Choices for a Studio Apartment|
When you're furnishing a studio apartment, every square inch matters.
Choosing items that solve multiple problems is the way to go!
On Funkthishouse, I've featured several space-saving items, and below are three of those suggestions that work for smaller spaces.
1. Chairs That Convert to a Bed
We're all familiar with couches that convert to a bed, however, when space is an absolute premium, you can add a chair that also doubles as a place to sleep.
The designs are interesting! They come in multiple colors and styles. They make a terrific addition to any small room where extra sleeping space is needed.
Use a pullout couch, but instead of a standard chair, add a chair-bed.
|Check out the selection of original chair beds here|
2. Space Saving Table and Chairs
A studio apartment may not have room for a table and chairs. However, if you're able to squeeze a portable table with chairs into the unit, you'll give yourself another area that can double as a place to work, play, and eat.
Space-saving tables and chairs can be quite compact. Compact sets are designed so the chairs or stools slide entirely under the table section.
Depending on the design, some can rest against the wall, and some are slightly higher in height - like a bar set would be. The taller designs add dimension to a square room. They're usually counter height as well, so they can line up with a kitchen counter so as to create a flush, continuous look. Be sure to check those out.
|Check out the various choices for a small room here|
3. Lift Coffee Tables
Have you ever seen these? They're pretty cool! Lift Coffee Tables have tops or sides that lift up so that the top of the table can be used for working or eating. Under the top is storage.
A lift table makes it easier to work or have dinner from the couch. Of course, in a studio apartment, the sofa is a bed, so you'll have to ensure there's a spot for the coffee table when the couch becomes a bed.
By sliding the coffee table alongside the bed, your coffee table becomes a convenient bedside table.
|Check out the full range of coffee tables to choose from|
Go Vertical with Wall Storage - Floor to Ceiling When Possible
Find a wall that can house a floor-to-ceiling storage cabinet. A practical wall-unit can house the tv, books, photos, and other personal items. Choose one with drawers, then you'll have extra space for clothes.
Quick Summary of Five Basic Pieces for a Studio Apartment:
1. A sofa-bedNo matter what you include in your apartment, ALWAYS look for items that can double as storage. Storage space is the biggest problem in small rooms - be sure to get ahead of that problem with every piece of furniture you select.
2. A chair bed
3. A lift coffee table
4. Compact table with chairs
5. A tall vertical wall unit with drawers
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