It can sometimes be hard to find furniture designed to make the best use of a small space, especially once you move outside of cities known for their diminutive apartments. In recent years though, we've noticed an uptick of design focus on kids and teens that sometimes offers solutions for small space dilemmas. Though you have to weed through the too-trendy or too-themed offerings from some retailers, there are gems to be found that work as well for adults as they do for kids.
Here are a few of our favorites with explanations of why we find them so fabulous.
- The Small Space Solutions Desk and Hutch from PB Teen ($169 for the desk, $39 for the hutch) is the perfect solution for anyone who needs a workspace for a laptop and nothing more; such small desks can be hard to come by in stores that focus on adult furniture.
- The Bin There Done That Book Bin from The Land of Nod ($199) would make for simple and stylish magazine storage for those of us addicted to periodicals.
- This Locker Nightstand from Target ($230) could be a great TV stand for a smaller space with some industrial features.
- We've highlighted the Display-It Storage Mirror from PBTeen ($599) before; with shelves, a mirror and corkboard, it packs quite a punch for its 20.5" footprint.
- The Sprallig Knob/Hook Rack from IKEA ($20) is another product we've already featured- loved it then, still love it now for being fun and functional (especially if you have no coat closet)!
- This Industrial Loft Bed from J.C. Penney ($589) offers an edgier look than it's IKEA counterpart, making it a more attractive option for a grown-up urban loft.
Are you using any furniture designed for kids or teens in your adult space? If so, share your finds in the comments below.