From beds to ottomans, furniture needs to do double-duty in a smaller home. Here are a half dozen ideas for getting the most out of your pieces.
- Choose clutter-busting tables. Books and magazines. Your reading glasses. All those remotes! Make sure your side tables and coffee tables have drawers or shelves to hide all the clutter. Find a coffee table that has storage underneath and also converts into a desk you can use while sitting on the sofa. Here’s an elegant mid-century modern version by West Elm.
- Rethink your seating. Instead of a traditional space-hogging dining set, check out this sleek Badillo 5-piece set from Wayfair. It features four stools with storage that tuck neatly underneath the table. Choose ottomans with storage, too. They’re a great place to stash blankets, magazines, or even toys.
- Get a better bed. Opt for a bed that has storage built into the headboard and drawers underneath the mattress. PBteen has a number of beds, including this Findley storage bed, which would add both style and function to any apartment or home.
- Add a closet. Ikea is the king of small-space furniture, so it’s no surprise that they’ve come up with a way to add a closet. The Elvarli shelving system offers open clothes storage that you can configure to suit your space and your needs. It also works great for laundry and mud rooms.
- Go old school with lockers. Lockers like these can be tucked into unused spaces, eking out extra storage in your entryway, bedroom, or even bathroom.
- Create a kitchen table. Some spaces are so tiny, that even a table is a stretch. This kitchen island cart on Amazon folds up (even the bars stools can be stowed away). It also has drawers for dinnerware and utensils.
Smart Storage Ideas and StorageMart
Sometimes, the smartest storage solution of all is to simply get more space. At StorageMart, you’ll find clean, affordable, and well-lit storage units that can be rented on a month-to-month basis. Need more info? Check out our storage unit guide
or rent a unit online