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.

Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.
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 Living by LifeEdited
For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.
How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
Space-saving solutions from Room & Board beautifully make the most of compact bedrooms.
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 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.
Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.
Dwell’s Top 10 Small Spaces of 2017
Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.
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.
10 Functional Pieces For Small Space Living
Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.
Big on Broadway, Small on Space: Inside the Studio of Actor Adam Kantor
Performer Adam Kantor shares how transforming pieces by Resource Furniture allow him to live large, even in 350 square feet.
12 Perfect Plunge Pools For Your Small Outdoor Space
Don't have space for a massive pool in your backyard? No need to worry.
Gestalten's New Book Shows How to Transform Small Spaces Into Design Marvels
Gone is the suburban flight of yesterday.
10 Effective Tips For Making the Most Out of Small Space Interiors
Small space living can be a challenge.
Sofa Bed Versus Wall Bed: What's Best For Your Small Space?
Now that small space living has become more and more common, people are looking for the best types of furniture that will allow...
Make Yourself at Home in One of These Small Spaces on Boats That You Can Rent
If you're eager to put your sea legs to good use, but don’t want the work of setting sail, then consider camping out on one of...
"Where Should I Keep My...?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas
Squeeze every last bit of storage space out of your dwelling, no matter its size.
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...
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.