Furniture designs have become more innovative to accommodate small living spaces. Your furniture can multitask within your space as well. Multifunctional furniture has become the standard in home design. With so many options, it’s hard to know which one is right for your space. This blog outlines some of the most common options for multifunctional furniture for small spaces, with some incredible innovations mixed in. Multi Use Sofas multi use sofa Photo by: Vurni Starting at the classic design of the sofa bed, couches have always been the most common pieces of double duty furniture. Pull out sofa beds has been a staple in living rooms since the 80’s when futons made their first appearance. These simple designs are ideal for small spaces. Studio apartment typically take advantage of these couch-bed hybrids. Futons, daybeds, and pullout couches all have the same advantage of looking like a sofa during the day and easily transitioning into a bed when needed. The most recognizable futon design features a basic metal frame with a cheap thin mattress pad. However, there are more stylish options that are cheaper than the other two options. Wooden frame futons have a more polished look and hold more substantial mattresses. Your multi use sofas aren’t limited to sofa beds. Modular sofas are a great option for those who want flexible seating. Unlike a typical sectional, you can move the extra sections as needed for different seating arrangements. For a truly innovative design, you can look for a piece similar to the one pictured here. It breaks down into a couch, chaise lounge, and a chair. This takes the total number of seats from 3 to 6. If you don’t need the extra seats, you can put all of the pieces together for a comfortable sofa with armrests. Hidden Tables wall mount table Photo by: Trend Hunter Your couch may seem like a fine place to eat and do work, but you’ll quickly realize the importance of a table when you have company over. There’s no denying that a table will take up room in your small home. However, you don’t have to sacrifice any your square footage for a simple table design. A popular way to hide your table when it’s not in use is to create a fold down table from your wall. You can either buy these designs as is or create a simple DIY project using hinges. One fold down table that’s gathered a lot of attention is this clever double duty table. When not in use, this table folds up to lay flat against the wall and act as an art piece. This is ideal for those that have very limited square footage, but also want the option of a full table. The frame folds out into two legs while the table provides the other support. The underside of the table can be completely customized to your desired design. As this is the section that will be displayed on your wall when not in use, you want it to reflect your space’s personality. For a flat surface that can act as your side table, look to your current furniture. Your couch’s armrest is the perfect place to put remotes, drinks, and plates. If it’s rounded or heavily padded, you can invest in a wraparound shelf or table. These designs give you the extra stability of a flat surface, but don’t take up any extra space. Some designs are just a wooden piece that fits around the armrest. Others have pockets and stands for your remotes, magazines, and tablets. If you’re particularly tight on space, you can even use this to eliminate your coffee table!