Small Space Living Tips | Look out for multi-functional furniture. If your space is so “cozy” that you’d really give anything for the aforementioned short wall, no worries. You can have your space — and enjoy it too — with multi-functional furniture. Look out for anything that can be used in more than one way. Think ottomans with secret storage, desks that can turn into dining tables with the addition of a leaf, or a coffee table with compartments for stowing your favorite reads.