Dreaming big in a small space? While living in a metropolitan area is filled with pros, there are cons. Chances are high one con might be the skimpy amount of space for living quarters. But wait; there are innovative furniture manufacturers that have heard the cries of those living in pocket -size city apartments. Discover some ingenious, multifunctional furnishings and learn how to maximize space. No matter how miniature a home may be there is always a way to live grand.

Some may call this extending console table a space enhancing trick however Calligaris calls its transforming console Snap. This hall console is designed with a clever extension system. Perfectly suited to its name, with just a snap the metal legs on one side of the metal frame glide revealing a butterfly extension leaf. Simply pulling the melamine finished leaf out and rotating, Snap Console converts into a spacious dining table that can hold up to six guests. Dinner parties are no longer for those with large dining rooms. Along with Snap, Calligaris offers Omnia, Sigma, Baron, Mistery and Option. All extendable console tables range in style and come in numerous finishes. With self- containing leaves, these consoles can be stowed away as sleek accent furniture.

Calligaris Mistery

When an entourage of guests outnumbers the square footage of living space, it’s time for them to have a seat. With the help of manufacturer GUS, friends have never felt more at ease in an urban bungalow. Make the most of a small space with the Loft Series by GUS. A midcentury collection of furniture purposely crafted with dimensions and scaled down for small space living. One key piece of the collection is the Spencer Loft Bi-Sectional. Exquisite tailoring and details such as blind-tufted seat and back cushions with a stainless steel base make this compact sectional a staple piece for any home. Configure the chaise lounge on the left, the right, or as separate seating. The modular capabilities make this compact sectional the best option for all floor plans. Loft Series by GUS also includes Harbord Loft Bi-Sectional and Jane Loft Bi-Sectional which are all designed to accommodate the city dwellers needs.

GUS Spencer Bi-Sectional

Life in the big city gives infinite options of entertainment at your door front. This attracts friends and family to visit. Welcome overnight guests to your humble abode with a comfortable sleeper sofa like the James Sleeper Lounge by GUS. Surprise everyone with a sofa that does not look or feel like a typical sleeper sofa. Found in the Loft Series, this sofa bed was designed to be stylish and versatile. With removable back cushions, the James Sleeper Lounge instantly transforms into a restful bed. For an apartment too little to fit a sofa, the Dublexo Chair by Innovation Home is a convertible chair that unfolds into a relaxing bed. Invite friends to stay for the weekend without compromising on space or design. As a chair Dublexo is a compact and sophisticated lounge chair that will compliment a sofa or side table. With a vast quick ship program Innovation Home offers the Cubed Deluxe Chair and Splitback Chair as additional convertible chairs. All chairs come in a choice of upholstery. Long gone are the days of telling overnight guests they need to stay in a hotel while visiting.

Dublexo Chair

A micro home may not be ideal for most but it does encourage one to decipher what objects have value and what is clutter. Keeping a small space organized and neat will help utilize every inch. This can be achieved while adding a design element such as the Bond Bookcase. Combining form and function, manufacturer Modloft has recently showcased its new swivel based bookcase with doors. Small in stature, one can access storage from every side of Bond Bookcase. Display prized possessions in the open shelves of Bond or hide clutter behind closed doors. Bar Code A Terra is another creative alternative for storage. Manufactured by Bross, the multifunctional nature of Bar Code A Terra could be appreciated in a bedroom as a wardrobe or as a living room wall-unit. Placed against a wall or as a room divider, these moveable stacked bookcases skim across a floor base. With the bookshelves facing inward all that can be seen are side panels. This creates a clean look while the units are separated or stacked together. Although there are no doors, the side panels can be finished in a range of colors or murals. Freestanding wardrobes by Presotto such as the Diagonal Wardrobe will maintain an orderly small living space. Choose the perfect interior with soft closing drawers, shelves and rods. Decide on the style of the door and its closing mechanism. Finishes are limitless and spectacular combining different materials and colors. Wood, painted wood, lacquers, glass and stone finishes are offered for the exterior. For Hidden Storage Calligaris has designed secret opening containers into several storage beds. Calligaris storage beds such as Swami, Alameda, Diamond, and the new addition Wynn are available through a quick ship program. Every storage bed is built with a slatted frame containing pistons providing easy access to an internal storage unit. Upholstery options are available. Rethink those hasty plans for renovating or moving. Creative storage will leave any space feeling fresh and sensible, especially the pint-sized ones.

Calligaris Morgan Mirror

There is no better comrade to a small space than properly situated mirrors, lighting and accessories. Mirrors can be used to expand walls and amplify light. A perfect example is the mir lampada by manufacturer Fiam. The revolving mirror-standing lamp provides both lighting and a stunning floor length mirror. Create another window by placing the Morgan Mirror by Calligaris near or adjacent to a window. The Morgan Mirror blends a slender mirror and storage. Available in lacquer or wood, Morgan contains a built in console table and drawer. Elegant in form, the reflection maximizes the effect of natural light and the outdoors. Accessories such as area rugs by Della Robbia can help define boundaries and add warmth. Customize a rug or explore the gorgeous choices Della Robbia provides like Pebbles. This hand tufted area rug comes in a variety of hues with texture from being hand carved. Place the Timber Table by GUS on top of Pebbles and let the colors filter thru the translucent acrylic finish. Flip Timber over for additional storage. Light weight side tables work well by a sofa or clustered together. Accessories are just as important as staple pieces since they make a home feel complete. These finishing touches customize a space and make a big impact even when the actual space is small.