The Advantages of Folding Furniture

Beth Rice 04/03/2021

The advantages of folding furniture don’t all necessarily focus on saving space. While it’s true this transformable furniture is considered a space saver, there are other benefits to consider as well. Perhaps you camp frequently, entertain occasionally or prefer pieces of furniture that can multitask and get tucked away. Folding furniture can achieve those goals.

Let’s take a look.

Helps Keep Things Organized

With shelves that flip open and fold closed when needed, furniture that folds aides in organization.

Take for instance, the Napa Wine Serving Bar. Doors fold out nicely to reveal rows of shelving for storage. Everything you need for a happy hour at home can be stored inside, then when the cocktail hour is over, the doors can be folded up nice and neat.

Makes a Room Look More Spacious/Saves Space

For those who need to save space, folding furniture can be hidden away when not in use. Apartments, lofts, dorms and small homes are the perfect partners for hideaway furniture.

The Murphy Bed is the ultimate space saving bed, opening to provide a sleep space and folding up easily.

Drop leaf tables are another example. Secure the leaves open when dining and simply fold them down when you’re through so the table takes up less space in the room.

For those who don’t necessarily need to save space, but are perhaps minimalist by nature and like to enjoy wide open spaces, furniture that folds also fits the bill.

Available in a Variety of Styles

Pieces are available in a variety of styles. While foldable furniture often takes a more minimalist or contemporary look, there are styles (particularly among Amish made furniture) that showcase different designs.

Amish Bryant Wine Cabinet
The Amish Bryant Wine Cabinet features a more traditional design.

Can be Moved from Place to Place

Here’s a feature to love about foldable furniture. When you’re traveling, folding furniture can come in handy. Outdoor furniture that folds makes it easier to set up a comfy campsite or beach party. Folding Adirondack chairs and accent tables that fit in the car or camper and come along with you.

Berlin Gardens Comfo Back Folding Poly Adirondack Chair Closed
Folded up and ready for transport.

Good for Entertaining

Folding chairs and tables have long been a popular route for entertaining. When you’re expecting a larger party, how many of us have pulled out all our folding chairs and borrowed a few more from the neighbors? Folding furniture is just right to set up for guests and then tuck away when the party is over.


Amish made furniture that folds offers longevity and a quality build. It will last for decades, saving you money in the long run.

Amish Poly Siesta Folding Chair
The Amish Poly Siesta Folding Chair is one that will last for decades.

Easier to Store

Furniture you can fold is just easier to store. After the party, tables and chairs can be folded and stored. Murphy beds are easily and quickly tucked away. Outdoor furniture can go in the shed if you wish to store it, and its foldable character means it will take up less room.

Can Multitask

Murphy beds can offer sleep and storage and some even have desks built into them. Folding step stools can function as ladder and chair. TV trays offer a dining table and desk in one, making these pieces of folding furniture even more desirable.

Amish Hardwood Folding Stepstool
The Amish Hardwood Folding Stepstool folded up, can easily offer an extra spot to sit.

Amish made folding furniture offers many benefits, and can also be customized just the way you want it.

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