Feel like you’re sacrificing luxury and convenience by living smaller? There is no need to give up either with these tasty trends from top designers. Eating, sleeping, and entertaining is easy and functional with a few choice pieces made for smaller areas.
From wining and dining your guests and reminiscent sleepover-style beds to luxurious tubs with a spa atmosphere, you can entertain on a grand scale. On second thought, you may want to keep these furniture items all to yourself.
1. Camping In
Described by its creators as something between a sofa, a bed, and a cabin, the "Orwell" invites you to hide away for a quick nap or tuck your houseguests in for the night. This cozy piece is a sofa by day turned bed by night. Simply roll down the sound-insulated quilted curtains and start counting sheep.
2. Snug as a Bug
This adorable cast iron wood burning stove is made for small spaces. Not only will it keep you snug on chilly evenings, there is nothing like a crackling fire to make you feel at home.
3. Break Out the Banquette
No space for a formal dining room? No worries. A creative patterned banquette, like this one in Lindsey Coral Harper's Charlotte, NC, home, adds a tasteful touch where guests can gather comfortably.
4. Fun and Functional Bunks
The bunk bed is a classic way to give yourself extra storage with limited space. Bunk beds can be customized to suit your personal needs while adding some fun and flavor to décor. This Goldilocks and the Three Bears-style bed leaves room for a generous walk-in closet. Other below bed storage ideas: bookshelves, kitchen, bathroom, pantry... .
5. Rustic Tiny Tubs
Just because you've downsized doesn't mean you can't live in the lap of luxury. Imagine enjoying a soak in this saloon-style tub in a cozy bathroom nook. This particular model belongs to the Almdorf Seinerzeit resort and spa in the Austrian Alps.
No reason to take small spaces for granted. Even a small home is still home. A few creative touches can give you whatever you need or want for your space. So raise a glass to living small, in style.