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77 Small Space Design Ideas

From Stackable Versatile Furniture to Simplistic Dining Chairs

— July 31, 2014 — Eco
As the population of urban metropolises rises at an exponential rate, the size of our homes is steadily decreasing, which is where these small space design ideas are coming to not only make the most of cramped quarters, but also set consumers up for the new standards of design. Gone are the days where opting for a sprawling suburban dwelling was the ultimate choice; today, consumers are choosing something that's far smaller to suit a lifestyle that's predominantly spent outside of the living space.

Condominiums aside, we're seeing homes built substantially smaller than in previous years and making the most of what space is left in urban hubs. If you're in one yourself or thinking of downsizing, perhaps these small space design ideas will help spark an aesthetic you love.
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Utopian Digital Projections
Utopian Digital Projections
Bernardo Schorr's Mixed Reality Living Spaces Alters Micro-Apartments
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Briefcase-Inspired Seating
Briefcase-Inspired Seating
Chair to Suitcase by China Magic is Space-Saving and Easily Portable
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Sculpturally Airy Seating
Sculpturally Airy Seating
The Omicra Chair by Sotiris Lazou Boasts a Cut-Out Backrest
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Small Space Furniture Collections
Small Space Furniture Collections
IKEA Unveiled a Collection for City-Dwellers in Small Spaces
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Greenery-Infused Urban Abodes
Greenery-Infused Urban Abodes
The House K in Tokyo Makes the Most of a Busy Area
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Flip-Door Cabinets
Flip-Door Cabinets
The Double Life Storage Unit Has Two Different Personalities
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Acrylic Top Tables
Acrylic Top Tables
Minis by Peter Johansen is Changeable and Lightweight
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Solitude-Promoting Abodes
Solitude-Promoting Abodes
Yuji Kimura Builds a House for Relaxation in Tokyo
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Functionally Compact Living Arrangements
Functionally Compact Living Arrangements
Graham Hill Shows How Living with Less is Easy-to-Do
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Reconfigurable Coffee Tables
Reconfigurable Coffee Tables
The Alina Coffee Table Transforms into a Two-Seater Eating Area
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Economy-Sized Urban Abodes
Economy-Sized Urban Abodes
Living in the City by Apostrophy's is Filled with Multi-Use Furniture
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Flexible Space-Saving Shelves
Flexible Space-Saving Shelves
Urban Shelf is an Ideal Design that is Functional and Practical
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Snug Space-Saving Abodes
Snug Space-Saving Abodes
This Newlyweds Apartment Cleverly Deals with the Issue of Small Spaces
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Modernized Living Room Fireplaces
Modernized Living Room Fireplaces
The Stack Stove is Compact Enough for Any Space
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Compact Crafty Workspaces
Compact Crafty Workspaces
This Artist Studio Design is Functional and Comfortable
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Sleek Stackable Seating
Sleek Stackable Seating
The Alexander Gufler Axel Chair is Perfect for Small Spaces
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Snaking Workspace Surfaces
Snaking Workspace Surfaces
Victor Vasilev's MAMBA Shelf and Desk is Perfect for Small Spaces
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Slim Wall-Mounted Consoles
Slim Wall-Mounted Consoles
Singular by Alpha India is Great for Small Spaces
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Compact Crisscrossed Furnishings
Compact Crisscrossed Furnishings
The Sunpan Madero Oak Dining Table is Great for Small Spaces
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Wooden Storage Seating
Wooden Storage Seating
The Mode Lounge Chair is Perfect for Reading and Storing Books
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Airy Compact Furniture
Airy Compact Furniture
The Cobrina Collection by Torafu is Made for Small Spaces
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Compact Plywood Architecture
Compact Plywood Architecture
ATMN by Archi Lab Makes the Most from a Small Space
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Bijou Attic Hotels
Bijou Attic Hotels
Enjoy the 'Chic Ric et Fer' Attic Guest Room on Your Next Visit to France
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Small Space Shelf Organizers
Small Space Shelf Organizers
The Plank Shelf Organizes All Your Small Items in One Place
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Versatile Wire Furniture
Versatile Wire Furniture
The Kuji Seat Can Also Act as a Table, Stool and Storage
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Modern Versatile Fireplaces
Modern Versatile Fireplaces
This Minimalist Free Standing Fireplace from Altro Fuoco is on Wheels
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Magnetized Flower Pots
Magnetized Flower Pots
Kyung-Eun Oh Creates Planters That Could Stick to Fridges
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Origami Fold-Up Loungers
Origami Fold-Up Loungers
Sasan Magic Carpet Conserves Space and Provides a Place for Resting
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Clever Bunk Hideaways
Clever Bunk Hideaways
The Disappearing Bed is a Small Space Contraption
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Stackable Origami Stools
Stackable Origami Stools
The Grommet Joint Stool Features a Foldable Structural Frame
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Belted Modular Seating
Belted Modular Seating
The Popup Pouf Converts From Chair to Ottoman
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Portable Cubed Kitchens
Portable Cubed Kitchens
The Kochinsel by Remo Zimmerli Allows People to Cook Anywhere in the Home
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Pull-Out Furniture Sheds
Pull-Out Furniture Sheds
Vinyl Milford by Allan Wexler Rethinks Small Spaces
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Space-Saving Floating Escritoires
Space-Saving Floating Escritoires
The Ledge by Urbancase Features No Legs and an Organized Design
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Simplistic Dining Chairs
Simplistic Dining Chairs
Solo by Nitzan Cohen is Minimalist and Full of Character
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Slim Versatile Tables
Slim Versatile Tables
The Riley Table by Sam McMorran is Made for Small Spaces
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Minimalist Flat-Pack Furniture
Minimalist Flat-Pack Furniture
One Nordic's Latest Collection is Made for Small Spaces and Nomads
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Compact Corner Desks
Compact Corner Desks
The Ribalta Writing Desk Offers a Moderntique Design for Small Spaces
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Stackable Versatile Furniture
Stackable Versatile Furniture
Stripe by Natali Ristovska & Miki Stefanoski is Modern and Practical
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Puzzling Compact Furniture
Puzzling Compact Furniture
Daniel Pearlman Cleverly Fits Two Chairs and Table in a Small Space
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Chair-Stool Convertibles
Chair-Stool Convertibles
The 'Chool' by James Lucas Lets You Perch or Repose
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Clip-On Shelving Cubes
Clip-On Shelving Cubes
Increase the Usuage of Your Storage with the Clipshelf Shelf Add-Ons
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Small Space Reality Shows
Small Space Reality Shows
'Tiny House Nation' Focuses on the Cramped Architectural Movement
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Modular Luxury Loungers
Modular Luxury Loungers
The Elegant Sinfo Sofa Invites Customized Arrangement
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Clever Accordion Furniture
Clever Accordion Furniture
The Extendable Table by Julien Vidame is Perfect for Small Spaces
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Functional Foldable Ledges
Functional Foldable Ledges
Eeva Lithovius Helps You Stay Organized With Chic Makeshift Shelves
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Affordable Storage Options
Affordable Storage Options
The Ikea Storage 2015 Catalog Focuses on Organizing Small Spaces
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Luxe All-Inclusive Showers
Luxe All-Inclusive Showers
The 'Steam Shower Room' Amps Up Your Shower Experience
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Sleek Shelved Seating
Sleek Shelved Seating
The Slim Sofa by Stephane Perruchon is Perfect for Space-Saving Rooms
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Convertible Bedroom Furniture
Convertible Bedroom Furniture
The Kickstarter UrbanDesk Conserves Space and Saves Time
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Modular Fitness Furniture
Modular Fitness Furniture
The Jopple Stool Encourages Active Healthy Lifestyles
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Modern Bookworm Seating
Modern Bookworm Seating
The Transforming Calypso Chair by Brandon Allen is Packed With Storage
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Table-Transforming Couches
Table-Transforming Couches
The Сonvertible Sofa by Julia Kononenko Converts into a Dining Se
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Table Transformers
Table Transformers
The Storable Studio Desk Caters to Students With Small Spaces
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Multi-Purpose Laptop Tables
Multi-Purpose Laptop Tables
This DIY Project Makes the Classic TV Table Better for Laptop Use
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Wraparound Sofa Shelves
Wraparound Sofa Shelves
This Couch Arm Table Makes Laptop and Glass Balancing Less Difficult
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Furniture Hiding Bookshelves
Furniture Hiding Bookshelves
As If From Nowhere by Orla Reynolds is Cleverly Space-Saving
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Four-in-One Furniture Designs
Four-in-One Furniture Designs
Fanny Adam Creates a Single Piece for Small Spaces
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Elevating Bed Frames
Elevating Bed Frames
Espace Loggia's Customizable Elevator Bed Allows for Additional Space
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Fully Functional Mini Kitchens
Fully Functional Mini Kitchens
The B21B is a Small Space Kitchen Unit That Gets the Job Done
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Retro-Modern Office Hubs
Retro-Modern Office Hubs
The Intimo Secretary from CB2 is a Fresh Take on Vintage Design
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Wall-Mounted Modular Workspaces
Wall-Mounted Modular Workspaces
The Camille Wall Desk by Vurv Design is Healthily Compact
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Slotted Multifunctional Furniture
Slotted Multifunctional Furniture
The Handy 3-in-1 Table by Niclas Waldorf Slot
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Compact Multi-Use Moveables
Compact Multi-Use Moveables
'Trick' by Sakura Adachi is a Shelving Unit and a Dining Set
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Swiveling Stool Stations
Swiveling Stool Stations
Geoffrey Graven's Tandem Furniture is a Seat, Storage and Table in One
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Simple Transforming Seating
Simple Transforming Seating
The 4 in 1 Chair by Itay Kirshenbaum is Perfect for Small Spaces
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All-Inclusive Compact Kitchens
All-Inclusive Compact Kitchens
The Cuisine K1 Re-Defines Minimal Living
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Wall-Mounted Furniture
Wall-Mounted Furniture
The Wood Peg Collection by Studio Gorm Comes Apart by Hand
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Minimalist Transforming Furniture
Minimalist Transforming Furniture
The Minuetto Space Saving Table is Made for Cramped Quarters
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Compact Miniature Appliances
Compact Miniature Appliances
This Dorm Room Kitchen Has All You Need
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Deceptively Compact Dining Sets
Deceptively Compact Dining Sets
Gioia's Monolith Table For Small Space Slendor
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3-in-1 Furniture
3-in-1 Furniture
The #006 SideSeat by PROOFF is a Seat, Desk and Storage in One
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Fragmented Plywood Furnishings
Fragmented Plywood Furnishings
The Mate Chair and Table Are Versatile and Customizable
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Adjustable Multifunctional Furniture
Adjustable Multifunctional Furniture
The Takka Table and Stools is Made for Small Spaces
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Bed-Desk Hybrids
Bed-Desk Hybrids
The BLESS Workbed by Mira Schroder is Great for Small Spaces
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Compact Multi-Room Moveables
Compact Multi-Room Moveables
The Matroshka Collection Can Fully Furnish a Micro Flat
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Modern Wall-Mounted Desks
Modern Wall-Mounted Desks
NUBO by Ligne Roset is Sleek and Stylish for Small Spaces
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