Buying Furniture for a Small Space

small space furniture

Furnishing around space restrictions is a problem many renters deal with. You don’t want to cram your apartment with too much, but you want to make sure you have everything you need to make your apartment comfortable. Here are five tips to consider when furnishing your apartment to make the most out of the space you have.

Hard to Find Secret Storage

When looking for furniture, see if you can find built-in storage. It is possible to find furniture that has extra storage space. Every additional nook-and-cranny will go a long way in your apartment. The best examples of furniture with storage include bed frames with drawers built-in, tables and ottomans that have storage space inside, and coffee tables or television stands with lots of shelves or drawers are just a few classic furniture pieces where extra storage can be found.

Small Furniture

Find pieces with exposed legs and smaller furniture to make the most out of your space. Also, know how much space you have in your apartment. It will benefit you to measure your apartment’s dimensions and have them written down with you when shopping for furniture. Better to measure at the store and let down the sales associate than buy furniture and figure out it doesn’t make it through the door. Decide which pieces you like being smaller and what items you want to be significant. It is wise to choose one thing as your centerpiece and work outwards from there.

Less Is More

Using less but more effective furniture to maximize the space you have is better than a bunch of worthless furniture. When you are out shopping, look at items you want to buy and think how it will be used in your area. Don’t buy something because you think it looks nice; buy it because you know its function, and it looks nice.

Multi-Purpose Furniture

The most notable example of dual-purpose furniture is the pull-out couch. If furniture does not have extra storage space, it may have a dual purpose. Besides the pull-out couch, dual-purpose furniture that might be helpful would be furniture that includes USB and charging outlets to help give you more options for arranging your space.

Furniture that Works

Don’t buy furniture because it looks good; make sure all the pieces you acquire will have a specific use. Think about what was mentioned above, such as dual-purpose furniture and pieces with storage-built in. Find the most effective and functional furniture to make the most of the space in your apartment.

Apartments for Rent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Don’t get stuck in a packed apartment. Check out these spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments for rent in Milwaukee.

Share the Knowledge

Get the latest tips first!

Subscribe to our newsletter with stories from our latest apartment hacks

Accessibility Tools