Kids are tiny, but all parents know that they can take up a ton of space. How are you supposed to find room in your tiny home for them to sleep, eat, and play? And where are you going to put all their toys, games, and books without going crazy? Space saving furniture to the rescue!
If you have the right furniture in your home, you'll barely notice the space your kids take up. Whether you have one child or four, these clever furniture designs will make sure your little ones have enough room to learn, play, and grow without you having to sacrifice your sanity.
1. Triple bunk beds
If your kids share a room, this is an awesome way to squish three beds into it while retaining as much floor space as possible. The design is the same height as traditional bunk beds, so you don't need to have super high ceilings to pull it off. If you're interested in building it for yourself, you can find plans on The Handmade Dress.
2. Revolving bookcase
This is the perfect solution for parents whose children love to read. Books don't need to be piled up on the floor; a revolving bookcase maximizes your storage space and can be neatly tucked away in the corner! Buy this one from PBteen, or learn how to make something similar over at Her Tool Belt.
3. Flip-down art desk
Artistic children are a joy, but it's ridiculously easy for art supplies to get out of hand and create a huge mess. This cute little desk gives kids a place to store their stuff, and also functions as a handy workplace that can be folded away when it's not needed. You can get plans to make it from Ana White.
4. Murphy bunk beds
This clever design takes up the same amount of space as a traditional murphy bed, but it folds out into two comfy bunks that your kids will love! Learn how to make it from the DIY Network.
5. Coffee table with hidden play area
If you want to create a living room that's a play space by day and an adult-friendly zone at night, this table might be just the ticket. Nobody will know what's hiding inside when the lid's on! If you have a knack for woodworking, you can make it yourself. Plans can be found on Ana White's site here.
6. Toy storage under the sofa
Your kid loves their Lego, but you probably hate tripping over the tiny pieces. If your living room floor often resembles the inside of a Lego box, why not make clean-up as easy as possible for your child by installing a drawer like this one under your couch? You can easily learn how to make it over at Smart Girls DIY.
7. Rolling cube tables
These versatile cubes hold a ton of stuff, and they can be rolled into different formations depending on the layout of your room. A bonus: if you're already using the cubes to store your kid's stuff, you can separate them to give your children their own private work spaces. Try building them yourself with this plan from Lowes!
8. A colorful desk with a pullout bench
Seen at a home decorating expo in Amsterdam, this desk is a great way to give kids room to work. The pieces fit neatly together, so it's perfect for small spaces!