Small apartments, tiny homes, mother-in-law apartments, and prefab outbuildings are examples of modern design ideas for the small space movement. Spatial constraints yield ingenious tactics for living in a smaller space. Here you'll find furniture and design for small homes, ideas for living with less space, and smart solutions for tight footprints. Flexible furniture like Murphy beds, tables that transform, sleeper sofas, and modular systems for storage create the best small spaces.

Share your Small Space!
Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...
Ikea Furniture Designed for Small Spaces
Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, inviting young designers from diverse cities across the world to...
Dwell’s Top 10 Small Spaces of 2017
Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.
How To Create a Small Space Garden
Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale.
The #1 Small-Space Hack New Yorkers Swear By
Small-space decorating can be a challenge—few people know this better than Manhattanites.
Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Small Spaces
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.
Small Space Solution: The Splitback Sofa Series
The Splitback Sofa series from Innovation USA expertly pairs design and functionality.
The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces
After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands...
9 Small Spaces With Color
From city apartments to vacation rentals and boutique hotels, a daring and creative use of colorful paint, textiles, and other...
Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.
Small Space Living by LifeEdited
For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.
Bosch's Streamlined Kitchen and Laundry Appliances Are Made for Small Spaces
Designed specifically for compact living, Bosch's line of 24" appliances fits seamlessly into the modern kitchen and laundry room.
From Open-Plan to Small Spaces: What Kitchen Trends Are Here to Stay
As we wrap up 2015, we take a look at the latest trends that are impacting kitchen and appliance design.
How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
Space-saving solutions from Room & Board beautifully make the most of compact bedrooms.
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living
In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.
How Small is Too Small?
The first few paragraphs of a recent New York Times article on architect Gary Chang's Hong Kong apartment read like a scene from...
What's the Best Way to Save Space in a Small Bathroom?
To find out the answer, we surveyed our panel of Dwell Pros.
10 Functional Pieces For Small Space Living
Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.
10 Ways to Solve Storage Problems in Small Spaces
Downsizing your life in order to live small sometimes requires creative ninja moves to find adequate storage.