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10 Ways to Make Your Tiny Apartment Seem a Little Less Tiny

10 Ways to Make Your Tiny Apartment Seem a Little Less Tiny

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We've put together 10 perfect pieces to enhance your limited living space. From multifunctional furniture to clever storage and even a wee washer and dryer, we prove you don't necessarily need a palace to live like a king.


Multifunctional furniture makes small spaces a little more livable. Need a place to sit, set your coffee, or house your collection of paperbacks? This modular Platone Unit is a bench, bookcase, and coffee table together as one.


BoConcept makes a solid range of sleeper sofas but this jack-in-the-box of footstools, the Ottoman, adds an optional snooze space in an especially compact package.


Thanks to its shallow frame, this sophisticated, retro design fits well into small spaces. The seat and back are all built-in, so its clean lines remain intact. Available in numerous environmentally friendly fabrics and fillings. Over 2,000 fabric options and colors, or you can provide your own. The Ason Sofa is also available as a chair.

The Peg Series is a flexible furniture system made up of simple components, which can be assembled in a variety of ways to accommodate a multitude of scenarios. When not in use, the pieces hang flat against the wall.


Being able to stow away extra seating is a necessity for small space entertaining. These lightweight Spin Stackable Stools stack up in a rainbow spiral for easy storage.


No room for a surround sound entertainment system? No problem. Roughly the size of an eyeglass case, the Geneva Sound System Model XS, flips open to reveal stereo speakers, a woofer, digital amplifiers, a radio tuner, and an alarm clock. Completely portable, it can run for 5 hours on a single charge and connect to any audio device wirelessly via Bluetooth or with the included line-in cable.

For those who need design pieces to be multifunctional, the Pedal Pod boasts ample cubby space to stash odds and ends along with a rubber-lined roost 
that suspends your bike, freeing up desirable floor real estate.

Unobtrusive and easily mounted, the Leaning Wall Pocket, a simple but sturdy storage pouch, is made in Belgium from plywood and comes in 12 different colors of felt.

Simultaneously sculptural and pragmatic, the undulating form of the W Magazine Stand’s molded plywood is both pleasing and useful. It’s compact enough for small spaces, though you may be loath to cover up the figurative grain pattern of the walnut with your magazines.


The ultimate luxury for apartment dwellers, this LG Washer and Dryer Combo is ideal for limited space situations where no external venting source is available, and the full-size tub means you won't have to compromise on capacity. No quarters needed.

This post originally appeared on Dwell, an Atlantic partner site.

Megan Hamaker is content marketing manager at Dwell. All posts »

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