Transforming Furniture for Small Spaces

A home looks different for everyone. Some people call a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house their home, while others reside in a studio apartment. Regardless of the amount of square footage you have, optimizing the inside of your home is a great way to get the most out of your living space; and transforming furniture is a game-changer in creating multi-purpose areas in your home.

What is transforming furniture?

Put simply transforming furniture gives you multiple functions with one item. If you're looking for a way to add more purpose to your rooms you'll find that transforming furniture is the best option for your space because it expands to add definition to the room. Your home office can also hold the title of guest room when you have a piece of furniture that can act as both a desk and a bed. Transforming furniture pieces by Resource Furniture feature a modern design to pair well with any space, often with built-in storage and numerous multi-purpose abilities.

If you want to integrate new multi-purpose furniture into your home, explore these three categories of transforming furniture - Murphy beds, transforming tables, and seating options. Learn how these types of furniture can make any space more flexible and efficient.

Murphy beds

If you are deciding between a bed and a desk or seating area, Murphy beds, also known as wall beds or fold-down beds, are an excellent option to optimize space. These beds generally fold away into a cabinet when not in use and sometimes reveal a second function such as a sofa, desk, or bookshelf. Read on for the different types of transforming beds that will make an impact in your home.

Wall beds with sofas

If you want to create a sleeping space for yourself or guests that also acts as a comfortable living area, wall beds with sofas are a good option for your home. With a wide variety of bed sizes and sofa styles to choose from, you can find a wall bed with a sofa that meets your needs and fits perfectly into your space. You can choose a love seat sofa wall bed with a queen-size mattress such as the Penelope Sofa, or accommodate a larger family with a sectional sofa wall bed like the Tango Sectional. If you're furnishing a space with lower ceilings, like a basement or attic, consider a horizontally opening sofa wall bed like the Circe Sofa.

Wall beds with tables and desks

Adding a wall bed with a table or desk allows you to combine your home office or dining area with a guest room. When the Murphy bed is folded away, a built-in desk or table is revealed. Create your perfect home office space for work or school and have a place to sleep with the Circe Board. This wall bed opens horizontally to reveal a queen bed and provides a generous seven-foot-long desk space when stored away. For a vertically opening Murphy bed with integrated table, check out the Penelope Dining. This queen wall bed features a table that acts as a desk or a dining table which can be fixed to the front of the bed when not in use, further opening up floor space.

Wall bunk beds

Bunk beds are always a great space-saver and our collection of Murphy bunk beds can help you design your home exactly how you envision it. If you want to create a space that will work as an office and sleep two people comfortably, the Kali Duo Board is a great option. This Murphy bunk bed provides a seven-foot-long desk attached to two horizontal twin XL wall beds. The Kali Duo Board's pivoting desk mechanism keeps the desk level with the floor at all times so items on the desk surface can stay in place even when the beds are in use.

Transforming tables

Tables are versatile pieces of furniture. You can use them for enjoying a meal, completing for your job or school, as a coffee table, and as a side table. If you have a small space or want a table that has multiple functions to increase efficiency in your home, our collection of transforming tables will give you some inspiration to improve your space.

Coffee & dining tables

A transforming coffee table can increase in height, length, and width to accommodate other needs or offer unique storage abilities. Many homes no longer have a dedicated space for a dining table, making tables such as the Katana a perfect solution. This transforming table goes from a low-lying coffee table to a dining table in just seconds. Similarly, the Daria transforming coffee-to-dining table is easily adjustable in both width and height. With built-in under-base wheels, you can easily move this table to any spot in your home.

For even more versatility, the Goliath transforms from a slender 45cm deep console table into a dining table to 2-12 guests. You simply open extend one end of the table and insert up to five leavesto accommodate your guests when needed.

Transforming desks

With more people working remotely than ever before, a home office space is essential. Transforming desks provide a designated workspace that you can seamlessly convert back into a living space when you're finished. For example, the Wally Desk converts from a desk during the week into a streamlined storage cabinet when guests visit on the weekend. It keeps your work materials out of sight and out of mind to help promote a healthy work-life balance. If you need a larger work surface, the Giro transforming console table functions as a large desk, dining table for four, and a stylish console table all in one. It pivots 90 degrees out from the wall and unfolds to maximize your space.

Side tables

A side table provides a convenience while lounging on the sofa, relaxing in bed, or resting in a chair. An efficiently designed side table can make all the difference in your home by creating more space. The Dynamic side table is adjustable in height allowing you to change the surface into a work station or dining surface with the simple push of a concealed lever. The Glam Table collection also ensures that small spaces can feel luxuriou. This three-piece collection features coffee, side, and end tables that you can tuck beside the couch or in between two sectionals. These pieces can be mixed and matched to create a custom layout.

How to choose the best transforming furniture

Things to consider when browsing transforming furniture for your home:

  • Define your style: Your home's style is a big consideration for the furniture you add to any room. You can customize the colours and finished of many furniture items at Resource Furniture to ensure it suits your existing decor and existing furniture.
  • Ensure your needs are met: Consider what your home needs and which pieces of furniture will help create the best space possible. If you need an extra bed and a sofa, considering of the wall beds with sofa or a sofa bunk bed.
  • Search for quality pieces: High quality, long lasting furniture is always the right choice for your home. Quality furniture is reliable and durable and, unlike "fast furniture", it will not end up in a landfill only a few years of use (which costs you more in the long run too!). Transforming furniture from Resource Furniture is the highest quality, space-saving furniture available, constructed only with sustainably sourced materials and rigorously tested to ensure it lasts a lifetime.

Browse all transforming furniture from Resource Furniture. Our passion for new space solutions shines through every product and can help create a more efficient use of space in your home. Schedule a consultation today at your local showroom and see what we have to offer.