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!