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.

How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
Space-saving solutions from Room & Board beautifully make the most of compact bedrooms.
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.
10 Functional Pieces For Small Space Living
Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.
"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.
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.
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.
Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.
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...
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.
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.
9 Adventure Seekers Who Celebrate Small Space Living Through the Van Life
The so-called "van life" is not for everybody, but it's clearly struck a chord with a large group of adventure seekers who crave...
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...
Smaller in Texas
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...
At His 350-Square-Foot Apartment, Small Space Champion Graham Hill Practices What He Preaches
The seasoned micro-dweller challenges himself to downsize yet again.
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...
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.