Master Small Space Living With These Space-Saving Furniture Ideas

A major trend in today’s world is living in small spaces to save money. So if you living in a small home, apartment or dorm then that means your space is limited. Check out these space-saving furniture that you might want to purchase.

For anyone living in a small home or apartment or even just trying to make the most of a small room, maximizing space is essential. Fitting furniture into these small spaces can be a challenge because most furniture isn’t designed specifically for small spaces. This is where space-saving furniture comes to the rescue. With multi-purpose, convertible, and expandable furniture, you can use your space efficiently and conquer small space living!

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Classic Drop Leaf Table

While there are some extravagant space-saving kitchen tables out there, sometimes, the classics are just as good. The classic drop leaf table allows you to use more table when you need it and less when you don’t. Plus, they can be very affordable compared to some other space-saving options and are available almost anywhere, including Walmart and Target. Or, on the other end, there are lots of custom options on Etsy and Instagram.

Expandable Kitchen Table

Speaking of more extravagant options, the Goliath table, which can be found at Resource Furniture, transforms from console table size to a 115-inch long dining table capable of seating ten. This is an incredible and unique option for anyone living in a small space who wants the ability to have friends and family over.

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How to Make a Tree Topper Using an Upcycled Wire Hanger

A Christmas tree topper brings the design of your Christmas tree together to make it complete. Various types of Christmas tree toppers are available in the stores but you can also create your own tree topper using a hanger.

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A handmade tree topper is a fun thing to consider when you’re decorating your Christmas tree – and maybe like us, making your own is an annual tradition you and your family have adopted. When you’re contemplating the base of your next topper, consider a simple wire hanger. With a pair of needle-nose pliers, the hanger can easily be bent into any shape, like this star, and when accessorized with a variety of beads, it becomes an eye-catching accessory in amongst the holiday decor.

Start with a stiff metal hanger. Use the pliers to round out the angles so that the “shoulders” are non-existent. Once you’ve rounded out the shape, it’s easier to have a new vision. You might like it round! You might be able to craft it into an angel with a wide dress. It would easily take on the shape of a pine tree itself, or a snowflake if you have the patience for lots of tight twists. I love a classic star, so I followed that plan and bent and pinched until I had a five-pointed star. This star measures 10” wide.

Bend the hook straight too. You may choose to coil it as a way to attach it to the tree or you may use a clip to secure it in position. At this point, consider spray painting your metal tree topper if you don’t like the patina of the original hanger.

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