Small Space Furniture is the way to go for tight condo living. Furniture now needs to take on double duty features such as expanding and transforming to accommodate and make daily living functional and comfortable. Multi-purpose furniture that can convert from a coffee table to dining table, or float a bed over a sofa without moving the sofa… How can this all be achieved in as little as 200 square feet you may ask…? Well, clever designs help. At Expand Furniture we are meeting the needs of the developers and condo dwellers alike.
The furniture industry is finally catching up and pieces like the Box Coffee table which can transform from coffee to dining and consoles that stretch out to 10 seat tables are genius designer solutions.
The trend to smaller living spaces is widespread and it’s not about city living only. As societies become more aware of their impact on the earth and the thoughtless waste we are dumping out, the conscious movement is about choosing quality items that serve multiple functions. Choosing products that don’t just take up more space and require rooms that are wastefully heated and rarely used. The idea is to avoid consumption of material objects simply for the sake of filling empty spaces. The educated and savvy minimalist chooses wisely to make use of space rather than fill space.
The movement towards waste-not is gathering momentum as we notice the trend towards a smaller footprint. Less is more. Minimalist ideas abound in books, Facebook and Blogs about the joy of clutter-free living. The KonMari method, which became synonymous with the word “tidying up” even has bloggers touting life lessons on de-cluttering your life and freeing yourself to live a happier and better life. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up book changes the way we organize, simplify and store our stuff. http://tidyingup.com/
And then there are the Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, known as “The Minimalists” to their 4 million readers, who help people live more meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and The Atlantic. http://www.theminimalists.com/
Compact furniture that can literally shape shift, is what is needed. Murphy beds that fold over sofas that don’t need to be moved are offering the minimalist both a lounge and a sleeping area that looks gorgeous.
The trend is here to stay, it’s about living smart and small.
Expand Furniture – Camilla Joubert
2050 Scotia St #108
Vancouver, BC V5T-4T1, Canada