The Incredible Shrinking Sofa

The trend to small homes is starting to take hold as they are typically more energy efficient and community friendly. Smaller furniture is following this lead and is now coming in vogue.
New Yorkers have always been limited in living space and a few furniture manufacturers and websites have catered to this group which continues to grow as people move to urban areas and eschew the larger homes.

This article from the Wall Street Journal identifies some of the trends in smaller furniture and highlights the retailers who are creating product lines based on small spaces.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.