Quality multipurpose furniture is versatile in its ability to adapt to many situations. Modular, reconfigurable elements provide freedom in arranging your home’s decor. The current surge in downsizing is the driving force behind a palette of creative and elegant furniture solutions. Many of which are not only ingenious in their functionality but very stylish as well.

To give you an idea of what’s out there, here are 24 multifunctional ideas for small apartments. An overview of the best pieces available today as a means of inspiration to optimally furnish your space-limited place.


Pause convertible seat and sofa


Pause, a convertible seat and sofa bed by Meike Langer, is a wooden chair frame with five large pillows which when folded up forms a wonderful chair and a comfortable sofa bed when folded out.

Meike Langer presented this piece at the IMM Cologne furniture fair in 2012.

Pause Daybed deserves to be taken into production soon. Check it out atStilsucht.



inspired by vintage school house desks

How much functionality can you cram in one small sized piece of furniture while still making it look elegant? A lot, as Joe Manus demonstrates with hisPi Workstation.

The design piece makes for a perfect item in cramped spaces since it acts like adesk, book shelf and additional seat. It may not be officially intended as such but we think of it as a handy little dinner table for two too.

Making use of all of Pi Workstation‘s possible functions may require some rearranging of stored items but who cares? Making optimal use of the limited space you’ve got is a gratifying challenge and Pi Workstation lets you master this challenge. Pi Workstation has a hint of Scandinavian design but is actually from Atlanta Georgia. More info at Homesource International.

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