“Love grows best in tiny houses, with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate. And if we had more room between us, think of all we’d miss. Love grows best in houses just like this” – Doug Stone.

While yes, according to the song we’d probably miss a lot of moments with each other if there was more space; however, that would probably be the only thing we’d miss. We’d probably hit everything else, like the lamps, since there was no place to move. That said, let’s look at a few tiny house furniture and brainstorm on space saving ideas.

Tiny House Furniture

Transforming Furniture

While we can just get tiny house furniture, why not explore other methods like transforming furniture? And no, I don’t mean those war-waging, extraterrestrial robots. Neither do I mean those doom-bringing, but still kind of cute, kitchen appliances from “Revenge of the Fallen.”

I’m talking about those tables, chairs, beds, and etc. that can be folded, hidden, retracted, or covered. However, some of these do in the end accomplish making your house look like one of those futuristic houses.

Retractable Table

First off, since the table will probably be the biggest item in the kitchen when choosing a table, it’s best to also think of your kitchen wall decor and match them for that aesthetic and ambiance boost!

In many houses where floors pace is an issue, the dining table is usually the first candidate we think about eliminating to get more space. However, whatever the case may be, the dinner table still holds enormous value to those who wish to share a meal with others and the individuals who want to engage with his/her family.

So the question is, how can we have the best of both worlds; a spacious dining experience while not taking up much space in the room? Tricky, right? The answer is actually very simple. Enter: retractable tables!

Its beauty doesn’t stop there. There are many different types of retractable tables, some of them are even reshapable tables. If you choose to go this route, gone are the days wherein you had to pile up a few tables together to fit more guests in. Even worse is when those tables aren’t the same shape or size.

There are dining tables that expand and contract, are foldable, and can be hinged and hidden like the aforementioned Murphy Beds. The more advanced sets even allow you to adjust not just the length and width, but the height of the whole set as well.

If you’re also into picnicking, going with foldable tables will be an excellent option for you. I use one myself; and not only is it very useful and convenient for camping and picnics, but it is also a great removable snacking area for the lawn!

Inventions and innovations do not stop with cool home gadgets, there are also dining tables that double as pool tables. You can choose to either game or dine all in one area!

Folding Bed

  • Murphy Bed

When taking up measures to save space in your home, Murphy beds are an excellent choice. What are Murphy beds? Wikipedia will inform us about the fact that Murphy beds, also known as pull down bed, fold down bed, or just simply a wall bed is “a bed that is hinged at one end to store vertically against the wall, or in the cabinet or closet.

Beds are usually extensive; and, therefore, take up a lot of space. Imagine if after waking up it would just hang or fold itself into the wall. That would indeed save a lot of space. Plus, it would be a thousand times easier for you to clean the floor below where the bed is positioned. Whereas before it took a lot of lifting and moving around when the folding bed is folded up, it is now as simple as just sweeping or vacuuming.

The term was coined by Mr. William Lawrence Murphy (1876 – May 23, 1957), who filed his patents somewhere around the 1900s. Though he wasn’t the first to invent such a contraption, he was the first to be able to explore and introduce a pivot and counterbalance design. He had a series of patents including one called the “Disappearing bed” in June 18, 1912. Also, another patent for a “Design for a Bed” on the 27th of June, 1916.

  • Trundle Or Truckle Bed

A trundle bed is one that is stored below a bed. This can also be wheeled out for use by others, or just as an extra bed.

Apart from being an excellent space saving idea, trundle beds often encourage bonding and interaction as well since they are practically two beds conjoined. Siblings can be together, sleep side by side, and even make each other feel safe at night. If you have more than one child, consider getting one. It’s highly recommended.

Some trundle beds even have drawers attached under or at the side of the second bed. That saves you from getting a cabinet; therefore, another great space saving feature.

  • Daybeds

While not precisely a folding bed, it is still a very efficient space saving piece of furniture. Long story short, daybeds are practically the offspring of a couch and a standard bed. They are beds used in shared rooms for seating, lounging, or reclining. They are great as long as they are made of metal, wood, or a combination of both.

Daybeds are fairly common, try them out! Especially for us singles out there, we might not have a partner, but at least we sleep in the utmost comfort and style!

Be content with what you have;

rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu

Though Lao Tzu is right in that we should always be grateful for what we have, there is also nothing wrong with being strategic with your living space. Buying another whole entire house just to add a bit more space might not be the most optimal options for the most of us. So why not just spruce up a bit?

Sprucing up can be a chore but is always worth it in the end. Do you really need that extra drawer? Isn’t that table just too big for our needs?

Taking away a few things, or hanging them on the wall are excellent methods. Keep up with this article and use it as your guide. Come back to it whenever you need to. You’ll feel like you have a new home in no time! Just remember to plan ahead and execute on it.

Goodluck.

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