When you reach your golden years, the last thing you want to worry about is maintaining a large home. However, downsizing shouldn’t mean compromising on space or convenience. There are lots of nifty multipurpose furniture items you can adorn your home with to create more room. Read on to discover our picks of the best furniture with multiple uses for studio apartments.

1. Bookcase Cat Tree

Pets are welcome here at Riddle Village, a luxury retirement community in Pennsylvania. Did you know that you can get a bookcase that doubles as a fun jungle Jim for cats or toy dogs? Cats have endless fun climbing all over this bookcase, and you’ve got an original-looking cabinet. It’s a win-win situation!

2. Jewelry Cabinet Mirror

Jewelry cabinets can take up a lot of space on your dresser or in a wardrobe. You can get a freestanding mirror that secretly opens up and hides a large jewelry box. When it’s shut, you wouldn’t have any idea what lies within. Still, it’s an excellent piece of multipurpose furniture for people who have amassed a substantial jewelry collection and like to know it’s safely concealed.

3. Table Mirror 

One of the best gadgets we’ve seen is a large wall-mounted mirror that folds down into a fully functioning table. Once installed, it’s easy to use and gives you a safe and secure wall-mounted dining table or desk. When it’s folded down or on the wall, you’d have no idea it was a multipurpose furniture item. Tables can take up some serious space, so we think this is one of the best space-saving options.

4. Coffee Table With Hidden Chair and Side Table

When it comes to tables and chairs, you can get some stunning designs that are incredibly functional. One impressive piece of furniture is an attractive large coffee table at first glance. It’s hiding a secret beneath, where you’ll find a folded chair and another side table.

If you have several guests over to visit, this type of multipurpose furniture guarantees everyone has somewhere to sit, eat and socialize.

5. Lamp Shelving

It’s vital that your home is well-lit so you can read, work and go about your business safely and conveniently. However, lamps can be bulky and take up quite a lot of space in your studio apartment. One solution is to choose a light that has shelving built into it. Avid readers, sewers and anyone who needs light and a shelf can make good use of these.

Most people love the aesthetic of a floor lamp but wouldn’t necessarily think it’s practical in a smaller apartment. With a combined lamp and shelving unit, you can definitely justify it.

6. Magazine Rack Stool

Stools come in very handy. You can use them to keep your feet elevated, and visitors can use them as chairs. They’re already multipurpose, but you can get magazine racks that are triple-purpose. An ottoman-style footstool gives you internal storage, and you can buy stools that have magazine racks built in to them. Some of them even serve as a side table, too.

7. Table Wine Rack

One of the most elegant options for multipurpose furniture is a dining table that doubles as a wine display case. Wine lovers will love showing off their best bottles in a sturdy table that serves a daily purpose. This type of table was inspired by the oak barrels you find at wineries, and it’s an exquisite way to save space in a studio apartment.

8. Bookcase Sofa

Everyone should have a bookcase sofa. Think of all that space at the bottom of the couch and around the back. Smart designers have found a way to make use of it, which means you never need to leave the sofa to pick up a book again.

Find an Adorable Studio Apartment Today

Take a look at the apartment floor plans here at Riddle Village today and start planning fantastic furniture design ideas for your new home.