These Furniture Pieces Are Perfect For Dorm Rooms and Small Spaces
Moving into your first dorm or apartment can be scary and overwhelming. One easy way you can make it feel more like home is by investing in your own decor and furniture pieces. Sure, it's great to decorate your space with home products that feel true to you and your design style. But what's even cooler is investing in products that are practical, space-saving, and stylish — allowing you to really make the most of your home living space, all while maintaining your own design aesthetic, in the process.
As it turns out, there's a huge market for space-saving furniture products. And to help you find the best of the best for moving in — whether that's to a dorm, your first apartment, or even a compact home — we did the hard work and uncovered the top furniture finds the internet has to offer. Not only are these choices great to look at, but they'll also help you to expand the available space in your home.
Ahead, you can shop our 14 favorite picks of the year. From futon beds with extra storage to fold-up chairs for guests, no doubt these will upgrade even the tiniest of spaces. So, what are you waiting for? Hurry and snag these finds to create your dream oasis today.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
mDesign Modern Farmhouse Side Table
Trust us, you're going to want to get this handy mDesign Modern Farmhouse Side Table ($51) immediately. The model is compact, but still roomy enough to hold a decent amount of home items. Prop your favorite plant up top or even fill the inside storage area with books for a more complete, home furniture accent.
Modway 4" Relax Tri-Fold Mattress
Expecting company? You can easily pull this Modway 4" Relax Tri-Fold Mattress ($138) out as an alternative sleeping bed for guests. The model provides maximum comfort thanks to its plush design. Plus, it's also super easy to fold up and put away once your guests leave.
Tangkula Corner Desk
We all have those strange corners in our home that could benefit from a little dressing up. With this Tangkula Desk ($130, originally $200), you can easily fill any awkward corner space or nook with a more polished and modern touch. The desk is also super practical for storage, too — with a central drawer and bookshelf accent.
Loungie Relaxie Beige Linen Flipchair
How cool is this Loungie Relaxie Beige Linen Flipchair ($227)? If you're looking to invest in a do-it-all product, we humbly recommend adding this flipchair to your home space ASAP! Whether you just want to lounge in it like a normal chair or contour it into an additional bed space for guests, the plush furniture piece is available for it all.
Sorbus Nightstand 2-Drawer Shelf Storage
We had no idea that a nightstand could be so practical — that is until we saw this Sorbus Nightstand 2-Drawer Shelf Storage ($51). You can fit so many great goodies into the furniture piece, just like you would with a classic nightstand. The added bonus comes with the expanded shelving up top, allowing you to display plants, an alarm clock, or any other essentials you might need to have on hand.
Big Joe Bean Bag Chair
We're convinced that if we purchased this Big Joe Bean Bag Chair ($59), we might never leave our homes (not exactly the worst problem to have!). The squishy bean bag chair comes with two side pockets, so you can easily store drinks, books, remotes, and more. Plus, the piece is also available to shop in a variety of fun colors!
DHP Sola Convertible Sofa Futon
Futon sofas are a must-have furniture essential — from dorm rooms to small living spaces and beyond. This DHP Sola Convertible Sofa Futon ($211) is especially great, as it comes complete with even more storage compartments than the average futon. Plus, it's sleek, black coloring allows the furniture piece to seamlessly blend into any home space.
Vinyl Record Storage Shelf
We might not all have the good fortune of getting a music or play room incorporated into our homes. But, with this Vinyl Record Storage Shelf ($119), you can easily upgrade any corner or unused space in your dorm with an edgy and creative vibe.
Better Homes and Gardens Loft Storage Bed
There's something so fun about the idea of literally climbing up to your bed at night. And with this model, the classic bunk bed frame gets a seriously cool and space-saving revamp through the Better Homes and Gardens Loft Storage Bed ($283). We can't lie, that extra shelving really sold us.
RealRooms Alden Platform Bed
No one will ever guess this RealRooms Alden Platform Bed ($242) has drawers on the bottom — and that's the secret brilliance to the model. Long gone are the days of storage pieces proving to be a major eye sore in your home. This furniture piece provides ultimate comfort, style, and best of all, storage space!
Haskall Breakfast Bar
If you have room for a dining set, let us recommend this best-selling and space-saving Haskall Breakfast Bar ($499) from Urban Outfitters. There's something so special about getting to sit around a table and enjoy a meal with the people you love. And thanks to this dining table model, you can enjoy that all without having to sacrifice a ton of home space, too.
BedShelfie The Original Bedside Shelf
Keep all of your necessities close and beautifully organized on this BedShelfie The Original Bedside Shelf ($45). This piece gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "never wanting to leave your bed." And with how practical the bedside shelf is, you might not actually have any need to.
Ameriwood Home Penelope Entryway Storage Bench
Looking for an easy way to decorate your entry way? Look no further than this Ameriwood Home Penelope Entryway Storage Bench ($88, originally $180). The furniture piece can really be interpreted and used however you might like. Whether you want to store shoes, coats, bags, or any other pesky home essentials, they can all fit perfectly into this model.
Prepac Monterey White Twin Storage Headboard
Get yourself a headboard and bookshelf all in one with this Prepac Monterey White Twin Storage Headboard ($121). We love when a home furniture piece is as pretty as it is practical — and that's certainly the case with this unique model. From your dorm room to the bedroom in your first home and beyond, this timeless piece will surely stay with you through it all.
Brightech Maxwell LED Shelf Floor Lamp
This lamp can definitely double as a bright spot in any home space. We love the multipurpose design of this Brightech Maxwell LED Shelf Floor Lamp ($60, originally $72). Not only can the sleek model light up a room with a warm and cozy touch, but it can also store a number of items — like candles, books, DVDs, decor accents, and more.