Furl sofa bed, DUETTE

How to Maximise Space & Storage for Compact Living

The key to thriving in a compact living space requires smart design and picking furniture that makes the most of the space you’ve got.

Houses and apartments or flats have gotten smaller in recent decades. Especially in city centres, such as London, and the trend towards new-build houses have gotten smaller and smaller whilst prices have increased.

So, many people find themselves needing to make the most of compact living spaces and one of the best ways to do that is investing in multi-functional, space-saving furniture, such as Furl’s storage beds, storage sofas, sofa beds, and clever tables.

Furl sofa bed, DUETTE
Furl sofa bed, DUETTE

How to make the most of compact living spaces 

For example, when floor space is at a premium, think vertically. Wall-mounted shelves and hanging storage solutions can free up valuable floor space.

Instead of putting pictures up or leaving walls bare, having wall-mounted shelves and hanging storage solutions are ideal either for ornaments, books, games, or toys.

Fold-away desks 

Say you need to work from home but don’t want a desk or kitchen table (if you’ve got the space for one) being a permanent office. Consider fold-down desks or tables that can be tucked away when not in use.

Furl’s got two options for people who WFH:

  • A Little Home Office: With a footprint of just 0.09 m² (that’s about the width of your hand!)
  • Tiny Home Office: Wall-mounted and folds away completely out-of-sight. Only 12cm wide when folded away.

White walls and nuetral colours for fabrics too, such as curtains, create more of a sense of space. Mirrors are also an excellent way to create the illusion of a more expansive space, making rooms appear brighter and larger.

Furl Little Home Office
Furl Little Home Office

Multi-purpose, space-saving furniture

Following in the footsteps of Georgain furniture design, Furl’s space saving, multi-purposeand multi-functional storage beds, storage sofas, sofa beds, and clever tables are about more than just aesthetics; they are about functionality and adaptability.

A prime example is the custom-made sofa bed, a versatile piece of furniture that serves as a comfortable for day time and evening seating as it serves as a bed at night.

Sofa beds come in various styles and sizes, ensuring that they can fit into and enhance any living space.

Opting for a British custom-made sofa bed allows for personalisation in terms of style, comfort, and size, perfectly aligning with individual needs and the unique constraints of compact living spaces.

Storage beds are even more useful, in many ways. Everyone needs a bed. Whether you need the largest bed possible or a single bed.

How you use that space underneath can impact how much storage you’ve got in total. If you invest in a Furl storage bed, then you benefit from a massive amount of storage underneath and a bed that provides an excellent night’s sleep.

Continental king size ottoman storage bed
Continental king size ottoman storage bed

Effective organisation is crucial in compact living spaces. Utilising multi-functional furniture like ottomans with storage, storage beds, or sofas and coffee tables with hidden compartments can make a big difference.

Use organising tools like dividers in drawers and storage boxes under the bed also makes everything easier to find when you need it.

Creative Storage Solutions

Storage is often the biggest challenge in compact living spaces. The key is to think beyond traditional storage methods.

Invest in multi-functional furniture, such as storage beds, ottoman beds, and storage sofas.

At the same time, look for underutilised areas, such as spaces under the stairs that can be transformed into shelving or drawers, and the space above door frames is perfect for high shelves.

Wall-mounted solutions, like floating shelves or magnetic strips in the kitchen, can keep items off the counter and floor, freeing up precious space.

Remember, effective storage isn’t just about finding more storage. It’s also about ensuring you can get what you’ve stored easily and complementing how you want to live, and how you want your home to look.

Newood clever table
Newood clever table

Invest in multi-functional space-saving furniture that looks amazing for compact living 

Take a look at our sofa beds, sofas with storage, storage beds, and clever tables in our 3 London showrooms. And, if you’re in a hurry, we’ve gotnumerous pieces of furniture in stock for quick delivery.

We go above and beyond with delivery and installation. It’s one of the reasons for our 1300+ 4.9/5 star reviews. We deliver and install storage beds and sofa beds in your room – removing all the stress, including whether it’s going to fit or how to put it together.

Our white-glove team takes care of everything, including packaging and even recycling your old furniture.

All of our storage beds and sofa beds come with a no-quibble guarantee, including the mechanism, spare parts, and fabric.