The growing trend of living in compact spaces have forced people to use their living spaces cleverly. Apartments and houses may have shrunk in size, but this should not stop you from achieving the design which is trendy and functional at the same time. Designers have come up with interior designs and furniture ideas that solve this purpose effectively. Here are some examples of such Interior design ideas.
1. Matroshka For Students
Matroshka (a Russian expression for grandmother) describes the wooden dolls which are placed within one another. The concept is about the space within the dolls which serves as a storage space without taking up much space. Similarly this compact design is specially designed for students who live in cramped houses but need a lot of furniture for studying, sleeping and just hanging out with friends. This compact set has a wardrobe, four stools, sofa, dinning table, a book shelf, storage, double bed and a desk.
2. Compact Kitchens
Product Designs Forums have designed a compact kitchen for houses which have very little space to fit everything. This all-in-one kitchen occupies very little space and has cooking hobs which work on touch, a worktop with folding chairs, an eco friendly refrigerator, sink and taps which are controlled by infrared sensors, a grill and an oven. The whole system can be broken down to fit in utensils which are a part of the kitchenette.
3. Loft Living design
Lofts can be inhabited. Yes, this is a true concept for small houses that aim to save the floor space, loft bed and living areas. You can contact a designer company and give them your requirements and room measurements. They would custom make a loft bed for you and you can have the floor space for other materials. If you have a bigger loft then set up a study table and some chairs as well for peaceful work time.
4. Canopy Bed with Modern technology
This all in one bed is the place for sleeping, watching TV, playing video games and listening to music. This bed is a compact piece of furniture which has a soft mattress to sleep on with light curtains which you can close for privacy, a movable TV screen at the foot of the bed which can be used for watching programs or as a LCD for playing video games. There are inbuilt speakers where you can listen to your favorite music. A built in computer allows you to access the internet and complete your work while relaxing in bed.
5. Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt compact Kitchens
German designers Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt have come up with a kitchen called ‘Small Type’. This compact kitchen contains an oven, a refrigerator, a sink and lots of storage space. There is a narrow diner table for two and this compact kitchen will fit in any small sized kitchen or apartment. This kitchen serves all the purposes a kitchen needs to serve.
6. Bamboo coffee table and love seat
A two in one compact furniture, the coffee table made from bamboo can be converted into a love seat as well. You can use it as a love seat and, when you need a table, convert it to a coffee table. It is eco friendly as it is made of bamboo. The sleek bamboo table is broad and low in height. This table cum love seat will save a lot of space in a small house.
7. Nils Holger Moormann designed portable book shelf
The Easy Reader is a portable book shelf designed by Nils Holger Moormann. It is a combination of a cart, a book shelf and a sitting bench which can be moved from one room to another. This compact design will help you store your books and read them by sitting on the bench. The Easy Reader has one wheel in the front which can be used for moving the cart like design anywhere you want.
8. Multipurpose Table
A work desk, a dinner table and an expandable table, Stella combines them all. Designed by Cecilia Olsson, this wonder table makes a dinning table for four. You can lift one half of it and fold it to make a working table which is just a bit lower than the dinning table. Fold both the sides of the table outwards and it makes a table for six. This compact and very handy table is made from laminated wood, a few hinges and screws based on a metal frame. It is very trendy and perfect for small living areas.
9. Lucie Koldova’s space saving concept
This storage cupboard cum fitness equipment is a wonderful concept. You do not need to waste your extra space for fitness machine since it serves as a fitness equipment. It has bars on the front and, when you open the doors, it doubles as a storage cupboard. There are shelves inside the cupboard with ample storage space.
10. Height Adjustable table
Ozzio, the Italian furniture brand, has come up with this coffee or couch table. It can be transformed into a large dining table in a matter of minutes. The legs of this table are height adjustable. Available in various shapes, you can choose between a oval table or a rectangular one.