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    33 Things That'll Make Your Home Feel Bigger Than It Actually Is

    There is a better way if you feel like you're living in a shoebox.

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    1. An end table with a storage area so you can put your blankets underneath and not need any other baskets that only take up valuable space.

    the end table with wood top and black frame and a wire basket on the bottom

    Promising review: "This is a great little coffee table. It's just what we needed for the small space. It comes unassembled with easy directions and the only tool that is needed is supplied with the hardware. It's super easy to put together. It seems pretty sturdy and has rubber grippers on the legs. I love the storage rack underneath." —The Bradleys

    Get it from Amazon for $42.16.

    2. Or a sofa arm table if you don't even have enough room for a side table but want a place to store your remote and a drink without making a mess on your couch.

    brown octagon-shaped small table with legs around the arm of a couch with a coffee mug and remote sitting on it

    Promising review: "I love this!!! It is extremely sturdy, and I can use it to place my drink on it with confidence that it won't fall! It's the perfect solution to not having enough space for an end table!!!" —Michelle B

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    3. A utility rack to put over your washer and keep your laundry supplies organized right where you need them most. Your detergent won't be cluttering a different part of your home anymore.

    white metal rack over a washing machine with two shelves and three hooks on either side

    Promising review: "This is absolutely the BEST laundry room space-saving product I've ever purchased! This is so worth the price and is very durable and clean looking. It decluttered my small laundry space, and now it looks legit. It's perfect for a portable washer if you live in an apartment setting." —RAw RAw meow

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    4. A wall shelf with five pegs so you can hang up your jacket and bag as soon as you get home instead of throwing them on the ground and making your floor so messy you can barely walk.

    black wall shelf with five pegs hanging on the wall

    Promising review: "I moved in with my boyfriend only to find his storage solution for dog leashes was a pile on the floor. I bought this and hung it up and it holds all of the dog leashes and my bags now and looks great! We have a couple of picture frames sitting on the shelf part. It's very sturdy." —Frankie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in black and white).

    5. A lift-top coffee table that'll hide all those random magazines and books you've accumulated that make your home look messy and smaller.

    Promising review: "This is a unique table. It's perfect for my needs. I draw a lot. I can draw without leaning over. Then I can put the papers inside the table and all is clean and clear. It opens so smoothly that I don't have to remove the plant or other decorations to open and close it. I do remove drinks just to be safe. I should have bought it a long time ago." —CB

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in three colors).

    6. A round mirror made to reflect light around the room to trick your eyes (and everyone else's) into thinking it's actually bigger than it really is.

    round gold mirror hanging on a wall

    Get it from 2Modern for $120 (available in gold and black).

    7. An expandable shelf that fits under your sink to utilize all that wasted space so you can fit and hide away more toiletries and cleaning supplies.

    reviewer before and after photo of under a bathroom sink with a mess of products before and then more products that are organized after

    It expands from 15 to 25 inches.

    Promising review: "I love this shelf unit. I have a small bathroom with limited storage. My tiny sink cabinet had so much unused space so I ordered this product. I'm super pleased with how it fits all of my things. I had to put it together and take it apart a number of times to get it to fit properly in my cabinet, but I finally got it in correctly! I highly recommend this product if you have a small cabinet and want to utilize all of the space available!" —Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (available in three colors).

    8. An upholstered platform bed – you can lift it up to reveal a sneaky storage situation.


    Promising review: "I live in a small apartment with an even smaller bedroom. Storage is, as you can imagine, a necessity if you hope to have anything in your house at all. While it was a pain to put together (it took almost three hours and two people), this bed has been delightful. It not only has storage under the mattress (the part that lifts up) but for smaller, thinner things, you can store them under the whole bed. I have a thin art portfolio that is generally a bear to try and store and it fits just neatly under the whole bed while thicker things, like my canvases, fit inside. It lifts and goes down quite easily (which, for someone with joint problems, is saying a lot) and the whole thing seems rather solidly built, especially for the price." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $388.24 (available in twin-king and in five colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the DHP Cambridge Upholstered Bed here (#6).

    9. Or a rolling under-bed shelf if you don't want to commit to such a big bed frame but still want to take advantage of the space. You can keep shoes, sweaters, and extra blankets organized but out of your sightline.

    white wire rolling shelf with assorted things on it

    Promising review: "This is super convenient. I got this for my husband so he did not have to bend down and search for his shoes under the bed. This has room for more than the four or five big pairs of shoes he has on there. It's a pretty deep shelf — so he could add other things to it too. Plus, it rolls smoothly and is not too tall." —Mama Writes

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 .

    10. An oversized art print, which may seem a bit counterintuitive in a small space, but it will actually focus the room and make it feel bigger and more impactful.

    large rectangle art print on the wall that looks like a screne beach scene
    Dan Hobday Art / Etsy

    BTW — This is a small London-based business creating downloadable art! This means once you purchase the print, you'll have to get it printed on a canvas big enough to fit your space.

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with these prints!! I’ve bought over 10 prints from Dan now, and they're all just what I was looking for. I use to print them on a white framed canvas, and they look great" —Brittany Millett

    Get it from Dan Hobday Art on Etsy for $16.31.

    11. A slide-out storage tower so you can ~squeeze~ the most out of your kitchen even if you have less cabinet space than you thought was possible.

    Reviewer pic of the three-tier skinny tower between a fridge and stove with assorted kitchen goods on it.

    Promising review: "This storage tower is awesome and such a space-saver. I live in a small apartment with little cabinet space, so I used this tower for my spices right in between my stove and refrigerator. It was also the easiest thing to assemble (no tools required)!" —S.J.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.44+ (available in black and white).

    12. A TV wall-mounting kit to bring your TV up a couple of levels and eliminate your need for a stand altogether. Your whole living room will look so different with this, you won't even know what to do with yourself.

    the x-shaped black wall mount tv kit
    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "This was very easy to install. It looks great in our bedroom corner. Plus, it's very sturdy." —Denise

    Get it from The Home Depot for $21.94.

    13. A side table with an attached floor lamp, because double-duty products will become your way of life as they leave you with more space.

    reviewer pic of the black side table with silver floor lamp coming out of it with a white lamp shade

    Promising review: "We bought this piece about a month ago. I gave this product five stars for several reasons. First, you cannot beat the price. Second, for small spaces, it serves many purposes. It acts as an end table, lamp, power source, and bookshelf. For our small apartment, it is really useful. It was surprising to me that nearly everyone who has come to our new place has remarked on what a fun and useful piece of furniture it is!" —Abby NYC

    Get it from Amazon for $104.99 (available in black, brown, and white).

    14. An ottoman with a secret — it's got places to store your shoes so they don't clutter the ground or your closet! Plus, this also functions as a comfy seat.

    the round ottoman with a tufted lid next to it, showing the inside with spaces to hold pairs of shoes

    Promising review: "This is beautiful, unexpectedly! It looks much more expensive, and the storage space inside is ample. Living in a smaller sized apartment, this is a perfect medium-sized ottoman. It's not too small as to be useless and not too large as to eat up the whole room. I bought the white one. Also, it is sturdy enough to sit on and to put your drinks or books on. The seaming is slightly off, but to an untrained eye, this will go unnoticed. This is truly a great buy!" —Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $67.81 (available in 11 colors).

    15. A console table made with glass and faux marble, which will ~clearly~ make the room feel larger because nobody will be able to see the bottom half of it.

    thin marble-top table with clear legs

    Some reviewers say they even use this as a desk.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this table. It is actually as pictured. Super easy to put together, less than 10 minutes and it only took one person to put together. Sturdy and modern!" —Lisa S.

    Get it from Amazon for $101.85.

    16. And a set of three clear nesting tables if you want to take it a step farther and add the illusion of space to your living room. These tables can be stacked together and then pulled out and spread across the room when you need more places to set things.

    the set of three clear nesting tables

    Promising review: "These are so nice. They're great for a small space and you can 'un-nest' them if you need a few more small tables for a cocktail party or anything else." —Michelle

    Get the set of three from AllModern for $226 (originally $456).

    17. A foldable kitchen island cart you can use if you NEED more counter space...but only when you're cooking (you can fold this up and put it away when you're not in the kitchen).


    Plus, it will be easy to move whenever you decide to leave your tiny space!

    Promising review: "I have a tiny apartment with even tinier kitchen, so that means I needed something like this! It's just big enough to provide a decent workspace without overwhelming my tiny apartment. Plus, since it's on wheels, it can be tucked away when not in use, which is a bonus! The wood top has been varnished or lacquered, so it can't be used as a cutting surface, but that's OK, I just put my favorite cutting board on top of it, and it's all good!" —mperryckdcbd

    Get it from Amazon for $104.90+ (available in four colors).

    18. A table lamp with a speaker as the base designed to take up half the amount of space on your side table and provide both light and music. Now that's a win-win.

    the grey speaker light sitting on a side table

    Promising review: "I bought this lamp/speaker the first day it hit the store shelves. The sound is amazing! It's such a great use of space as it is also a lamp. It is the perfect balance between functional design and technology. I highly recommend this product." —CraftyChick063

    Get it from Ikea for $189.

    Read our full review on the lamp/Sonos speaker here.

    19. A three-tier bamboo rack you can hang on the wall or keep on the ground, but either way, it will give you a place to organize random things and make your home feel less cluttered.,

    Promising review: "Recently removed the radiators out of my old house, and the bathroom had a narrow space that just looked empty. This fit perfectly, providing much-needed storage, and keeps the room from looking cluttered. Easy to assemble and sturdy enough that I am not afraid of it falling apart. Love this!" —Amber Kuhn

    Get it from Amazon for $33.76+ (available in light and dark brown).

    20. A set of under-shelf storage baskets to maximize your pantry so you don't experience an avalanche every time you open the door.

    reviewer image of the white wire baskets in a pantry, making more space to organize food

    These not only work great in your pantry, but can be used in your fridge, closet, or any other shelving system you have.

    Promising review: "This is a great space saver. I put these storage shelves in my pantry, and they created so much more space. I also put a couple in my kitchen cabinet, which helps in keeping my cabinet neat and organized. They're a great price too." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $32.99.

    21. A macrame wall hanging useful for adding some texture to your wall and giving the room more depth without overpowering the room and making the wall feel cluttered.

    macrame in the shape of a rainbow with a wood piece in the middle and the ends in fringe hanging down
    Shop Candice Luter / Etsy

    BTW — This piece is handmade by the small Black woman-owned business from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's approximately 2 feet wide by 3 feet tall and comes with a hanging bracket to make it easy to install.

    Promising review: "I love this piece! Candice was very communicative and her shop was great. The only difficult part was deciding which piece to buy!" —ollallie

    Get it from Shop Candice Luter on Etsy for $235+ (available natural or custom dyed and four wood accent bar options).

    22. A laptop desk you can fold up when you're not working and then conveniently turn your home into your office at a moment's notice.

    brown square attached to the wall with a table down, making it into a desk

    The desk has four compartments, an angled paper organizer, a corkboard, and one drawer.

    Promising review: "This is is exactly what I needed. This product is fully functional, occupies very little space, and is absolutely strong for the use it was designed for. I was surprised. Thank you very much." —Tony

    Get it from Amazon for $94.14 (available in white and brown).

    23. Wall-mounted corner shelves perfect for storing your books instead of in a pile on the floor you'll trip over one too many times.

    reviewer pic of the zig-zag shape attached to the corner of the wall with books on each shelf

    Promising review: "The shelves complement my living room perfectly. After ordering one initially, I ended up buying a second because it looks so good and was able to add decoration into corners of the living room that otherwise were too small to hang anything. I get so many compliments and I’m able to store all of my little trinkets and meaningful small things that are usually bound to get put away somewhere." —Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $24.20+ (available in four colors).

    24. A floating bedside drawer you attach to the wall next to your bed so you have a place to keep your phone, book, and glasses at night *plus* ample room around the bed to make it feel bigger.

    Rectangle white wood drawer with a light brown wood top attached to the wall next to the bed with a book, coffee cup, and vase on it
    Urbansize / Etsy

    BTW — Urbansize is a small family-owned business making furniture to help maximize space in the room from London, United Kingdon since 2015. This bedside table is made from 100% beechwood.

    Promising review: "We love our new shelves! We're using them as nightstands in our tiny apartment, and they work great!! Shipping was also extremely fast coming from the UK to Texas, US." —Ali

    Get it from Urbansize on Etsy for $133.34+ (available in small and large and in all white or with an oak top).

    25. An over-the-toilet organizer that'll make your bathroom feel like it's 10 times more organized. Who needs counter space?

    the white organizer with three shelves over a toilet in a bathroom

    Promising review: "This is easy to assemble. All the pieces were labeled and the instructions were simple to follow. It looks great in my small bathroom. It adds a lot of space for my toiletries. The only downside was three labels that were on the top shelf facing front. A little Goo Gone solved that problem. I definitely recommend this item especially if you have a small bathroom." —Mary P

    Get it from Amazon for $65.95 (available in white, grey, and brown).

    26. A magnetic organization rack to stick to the side of your fridge and keep your paper towels and other go-to condiments off the counter, but still easy to grab.

    the white rack on the side of a fridge with a shelf, paper towl holder, and hooks at the bottom

    Promising review: "This is the perfect addition for a small (usually messy) kitchen. Now I always know where the paper towels are. The top shelf is a great place to keep often-used items (honey, sriracha sauce, garlic powder, etc.), and the hooks at the bottom work well for small potholders. The magnet holds well—I have not had any issues with the rack sliding down the side of my fridge. I think this is a great product." —C. A. Fuchs

    Get it from Amazon for $33.24.

    27. A five-tier corner shelf to take advantage of that space you're not quite sure what to do with.

    triangle-shaped shelf with rounded edge with five tan shelves and three white legs

    The shelf is made of engineered particle board and PVC tubes, does not require tools to assemble, and measures 11.6" x 11.6" x 57.7".

    Promising review: "So this obviously isn't a luxury piece of furniture, but it looks great in my tiny studio and really gives the space more character without taking up too much valuable area. I keep photos, knickknacks, and my craft supplies on it." —Melissa Downs

    Get it from Amazon for $26.32+ (available in 3-, 4-, and 5-shelves and in 16 colors).

    28. A Swivo side table with two interchangeable tabletops that swivel, meaning you can make the table ~work~ for you and your space. It's functional yet small, meaning it stick out like an eyesore in the room.

    A two-tier light wood side table with a glass of water on the smaller table and the taller, bigger table  turned over the side of a couch

    BTW — Ecovibe is a partly Black-owned business focused on sustainable home products. They donate 1% of all online sales to For The Planet. This side table is made of natural wood and white metal.

    Get it from Ecovibe for $135.

    29. A narrow vertical storage dresser so you can take advantage of any "wasted" space in your bedroom or bathroom and keep the rest of the room open.

    four-drawer dresser with grey drawers and black frame

    Promising review: "This is a great way to reduce clutter! It's a perfect storage solution for me. I put mine in my bedroom between my bed and the wall. I put it together in a flash, and the fabric bins are very nice. I love the neutral colors available. Plus, you can store a lot of stuff in a very small space!" —RaySing4Carrots

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in 11 colors).

    30. Some semi-sheer curtains to give you privacy but still let in natural light, which is the key to a spacious feeling.

    white semi-sheer curtains hanging over a window, letting light in

    Promising review: "We bought three sets for our living room, and we are very happy with our purchase. The items arrived fast and not damaged. They're sheer enough to let lots of light in during the day but still offer some privacy. Also, the white helps brighten up the room." —Kronos One

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in six sizes and in 11 colors).

    31. A suction caddy to keep your toothbrush and toothpaste on the wall and give you more counter space, even if your bathroom is as small as a pantry.


    Promising review: "I like to brush my teeth in the shower and this cup is perfect for keeping my toothbrush and toothpaste at a comfortable level on the wall in a place where it avoids getting splashed by shower water. Easy to install and makes things more convenient. I recommend it!" —Nikita

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    32. A futon with a split back so each side can individually recline to your liking. Plus, it can turn into a bed when you have visiting guests.

    tufted grey futon with brown legs

    Promising review: "So far I am impressed! This futon is huge and feels sturdy. I purchased another futon a month ago and had to return it because it was too flimsy. This one, however, I have been able to lounge around on thus far with no problems. It's comfy and feels very stable. It is very heavy and easy to assembly. I have a very small space, but it fits perfectly." —Impressed

    Get it from Novogratz at Walmart for $329 (available in seven colors).

    33. A collapsible dish drainer that'll clear up your ever-so-coveted counter space and make you feel like you can cook a full five-course meal in your kitchen.

    the white collapsible dish drainer

    Okay, maybe that's still a stretch, but the more counter space you have visible, the larger your kitchen will seem!

    Promising review: "I just moved into an apartment with a small kitchen and this drainer is just the right size. And the fact that it collapses for storage is a huge plus. Also having a drainage tray is handy so it doesn't have to drain into the sink. I have a dishwasher but you can't wash everything in it. This drainer makes things much easier." —smr61754

    Get it from Amazon for $14.86.

    Realizing that lofting your bed as an adult was not a good idea:

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