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

    It doesn't have to 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.


    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 $30.99.

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


    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 $37.99.

    3. 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.


    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).

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


    Promising review: "I really love it. It looks elegant in my living room, and it's not too heavy or hard to put together. It saved me storage space too." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $124.01 (available in black and brown).

    5. An over-the-door mirror that will trick your eyes (and everyone else's) into thinking your room is actually bigger than it is.


    Promising review: "This mirror does not disappoint. It came in perfect condition and was very quick and easy to assemble. It is lightweight and not bulky. It fits perfectly over my standard size door. Contrary to the photo, the handles attached to the mirror are white not black. I love how it makes my room look bigger. I am very happy with my purchase." —Courtney G

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and in white, black, and brown).

    6. 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.

    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 $21.87 (available in silver and bronze).

    7. An upholstered platform bed nobody will believe you can lift 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 $357.98.

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

    8. 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.


    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 $32.79.

    9. A circular floor pillow to have on hand for when people come over (instead of using bulky chairs). Your friends may have to sit on the floor, but at least they'll be comfortable doing it!


    Promising review: "This floor pillow is absolutely adorable! It's the perfect size to throw in the corner and use as an extra seat when guests come over. The velvet is super soft, and the blush pink color looks great with the rest of my decor. It's actually a little bigger than it seems in the picture—thick enough to provide lots of cushion for someone sitting on it. Overall, it's great value! I wish it came in more colors!" —decordiva

    Get it from Walmart for $34.

    10. A collapsible over-the-sink 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.


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

    Promising review: "I rent a small house, and I don't have a lot of counter space. This dish rack is PERFECT!!!! It's stores away easily, and I can fit way more in there then I imagined. It seemed smaller when I opened it and put it in my sink, but it was deceiving. I'm a single person, but I cook a lot, and this is perfect for me. I would also think it would work well for a couple too." —Erin B.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    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.

    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 $23.60.

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

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

    Get it from The Home Depot for $26.99.

    13. A bedside table with an attached floor lamp, because double-duty products will become your way of life as they take up less space.


    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 book shelf. 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 $99.99 (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.


    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. 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 $62.21 (available in seven colors).

    15. A medicine cabinet organizer even Marie Kondo would be proud of you for using.


    You can also use 3M Command strips to attach these to a wall if you don't have a medicine cabinet.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome piece to have in my medicine cabinet. It keeps my razor up above on one shelf and then creams or whatever beneath, and on another shelf I have one holding my toothbrush up high and other items underneath. I love it. It adds so much more room to my cabinets and makes it functional where before everything fell out all over. This is the best idea EVER!! More space, less mess. I LOVE IT!!" —C. Chamblee

    Get it from Amazon for $17.10.

    16. A foldable kitchen island cart you can use if you're DYING for 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 $100.58 (available in four colors).

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

    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 $28.99.

    18. 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.


    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 $85.53 (available in white and brown).

    19. A set of shoe stackers you'll have to be careful with, because they may inspire you to keep buying shoes. It's totally fine though! They'll take up less space!


    Promising review: "These are fabulous. They literally double your closet space for shoes and make it easy to see all of your shoes at a glance. I have since ordered two more sets of these. I highly recommend." —Suzanne

    Get a set of 6 from Amazon for $17.95.

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


    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 were 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 $65.98 (available in white, grey, and brown).

    21. 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.


    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 pot holders. 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 $38.

    22. A folding dining table you can use three ways: as a side table when you're not eating, a small table that fits two people, or a full-size table for up to six people.


    Promising review: "This table was a great addition to my home. Although I had a problem with the first order, the company reached out to me and helped me with sending me a new one. I would recommend this company for any of your future needs! This table is small but it extends out for more table space, which is exactly what I was looking for. The simplicity is great!! I love it!" —maria

    Get it from Amazon for $124.99+ (available in brown/white, and dark brown/black).

    23. And a set of nice chairs that fold up when not in use. You can keep them out of sight and out of mind and only pull them out when guests come over.


    Promising review: "I bought these for my small apartment and love that they are easily storable extra seating. They look very nice when set up. They will be great for family gatherings and special events." —KStaton

    Get them from Amazon for $77.77.

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


    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 $19.47+ (available in 10 colors).

    25. 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.


    Promising review: "This is a great way to reduce clutter! It's a perfect storage solution for me. I put mine in bedroom between my bed and 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 four colors).

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


    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 $15.99+ (available in eight sizes and in 11 colors).

    27. 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.


    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 Walmart for $265 (available in five colors).

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

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