Chic Space-Savers for Your First Home

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Chic Space Savers New Home

Photo: Courtesy of vendors; Illustration by Christina Park

For our urban, apartment-dwelling or smaller starter-home couples it's important to remember that you can save space and not sacrifice style. There are so many fun home goods that can easily be tucked away when they aren't needed, or better yet work double-duty. Plus, all of our finds are beautiful so you can feel good about adding them to your wedding registry !

We know the struggle of finding a sleek pullout sofa is real, which is why we're obsessed with this ottoman (item 4) that turns into a bed from Castro Convertibles. There are tons of slipcover options and it's super comfy. Also consider this ultra-modern armchair (item 6) from Abbyson Living that cleverly transforms into extra sleeping space for houseguests. Ikea (item 5) has designed a modern sectional that doesn't only serve as a pullout, but also has hidden storage under one of its cushions. Bonus: It's less than $700.

For more double-duty furniture, we love these lucite nesting tables (item 2) that you can pull out for parties as extra places to set cocktails down. Also lucite tables are translucent, so they make smaller spaces seem less cluttered. This brass-and-lucite side table (item 3) is also a space saver, as it can easily be folded up and stored. Want chic shelving to stash away dishes and stemware if you're short on cabinet space? Check out this unit from West Elm (item 1) —the antique brass hardware and beautifully stained Acacia wood veneer makes for a design that is both modern and classic. Lastly, for extra seating for guests, ditch the folding chairs you've had since college and register for these beautiful folding stools (item 7).

The best part? These space-savers are all chic enough to be left out in your living room permanently if and when you decide to move to a bigger space.

Above: 1. Mid-Century Shelving, starting at $29, West Elm; 2. Lucite Nesting Tables, $199, CB2; 3. Acrylic Folding Table, $149, CB2; 4. Ottoman Bed, starting at $699, Castro Convertibles; 5. FRIHETEN Corner Sofa-Bed, $699, Ikea; 6. Convertible Sleeper Chair/Bed, $388.99, Overstock; 7. Folding Brass Stool, $289, Douglas and Bec

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