We get it—sometimes your home or apartment's living space is tiny, especially when you're based in a big city. But just because you live in an apartment that's the size of your childhood bedroom doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice style for function. The key to decorating small spaces is to keep your stuff edited and clutter tucked away as best as you can. This is easier said than done, of course, but there are a lot of products out there that can help!
When it comes to furniture for small spaces, it's all about finding double-duty pieces that transform (fold out bed, anyone?) and pieces that fold up and stash away until you need it again. If you're short on space, try to make use of the assets you do have. High ceilings and lots of wall space? Go up! Style out some tall bookshelves and mount racks or hooks as high as you can go but still staying accessible (your stepladder will become your new best friend). Make sure you leave some space free on exposed shelves so the whole thing doesn't feel too overwhelming (this is where editing comes in handy). We're big fans of hiding smaller utilitarian items away in pretty bins and boxes so the overall look is calm and put together.
It can take a while to find just the right products that fit your specific space (sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find the best storage solutions). Once you've got them in place, though, we guarantee that your small space will be so much more organized and easy to live in—and look good while you're at it.
Here are 10 pieces of furniture for decorating small spaces that you can get your hands on now!
Peg and Awl Reclaimed Walnut Knife Grabber
Get it off the counter and on the wall! Make space in your kitchen drawers and surfaces by sticking any magnetic items on this handcrafted wood and metal block.
SHOP NOW: Food 52, $80-$100
Rolling Bar Cart
A small-scale bar cart (that can tuck into a corner) can be super helpful for corralling all your entertaining accessories (and even kitchen tools!). Or, try rolling one into a bathroom to keep toiletries and extra supplies organized.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $169.99
When this upholstered piece isn't being used to for trays of drinks and snacks, it unfolds to reveal a twin-sized bed for guests.
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $346.99
Alina Storage Ottoman
Another option is to go with a basket that does double duty as a table. Stash away all your extra gear—from throw blankets to board games—in this roomy woven ottoman.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $149
Round Drop Leaf Table
This acacia wood table has two leaves that fold down to make a console that can nest up against the wall. When guests arrive, simply pull out the sides to create a table that seats four comfortably.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $349.99
A wall-mounted sconce frees up space on cluttered side tables, whether it's near your bed or on either side of your sofa. This modern wood-and-metal design is both useful and adds an earthy-chic look to your space.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $79
Antique Brass Wine Rack
Freeing up space on the counter, cupboard, and fridge, this super-stylish rack holds up to five bottles of your favorite vino.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $98
Whitewash Rattan Storage Bins
These hardy handwoven bins will keep their shape on on shelf, and built-in handles make for easy access to goods stashed inside.
SHOP NOW: The Container Store, $19.99- $29.99
Lusso Hook Rack
Hooks are a helpful tool when space is limited. Use this one in your entryway for keys and totes, or in your closet to organize scarves and belts. It can even work as a utensil rack in the kitchen!
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $68
YPPERLIG Nesting Tables
These petite tables (each one at a different height) fit inside each other for easy storage.
SHOP NOW: Ikea, $59.99