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    30 Small-Space Friendly Pieces Of Furniture That Won’t Hog All Your Floor Space

    So you still have *plenty* of room for activities.

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    1. A combined floor lamp and end table if you're 1. Trying to save space or 2. Just absolutely enamored (like any sensible adult) with multi-tasking pieces.

    the lamp next to a couch
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic lamp for a limited space. It assembles pretty easily and looks very stylish. The gold is a gorgeous color!" —Emily van den Berg

    Get it from Amazon for $94.98.

    2. A Floyd media console with a streamlined design that works perfectly as a TV stand or — when you eventually move into a place with more room — as part of a larger modular shelving system.

    Floyd / Via instagram.com, Floyd / Via instagram.com

    The powder-coated steel and wood console also features magnetic cord management, media device shelving, and optional cabinet add-ons.

    Promising review: "Such great design and solid construction are so hard to find in the same item. The media console is clean, sleek, and complements other furnishings. I love the magnetized cord organizers as well. American-made, timeless style, durable, and modular. Perfection." —Wade S.

    Get it from Floyd for $700 (available in three styles, three colors, and two wood finishes).

    3. An industrial-style storage shelf you can shimmy right over your bed for extra succulent space. If your windowsills are already full, this is an easy solution.

    Urban Outfitter

    Promising review: "I honestly never write reviews but this piece was so well-made, easy to install, and absolutely gorgeous I just had to! I have a room that is essentially the same size as my bed, so storage has to go up the walls, and this provided so much space. The shelves are gorgeous! Worth the price!" —logictransistor

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $349 (available in queen size and also in black).

    4. A floating desk that takes up ~zero~ floor space because it mounts to the wall instead! Now that's what I'm talking about.

    the brown console mounted on a wall
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "This unit is perfect! We are using it as a computer desk for a college student unexpectedly home this semester — and in a small bedroom. It's beautiful — it can be used for a lot of different purposes — would make a great bar!" —Betsy

    Get it from Wayfair for $139.99 (originally $146.99; available in eight colors).

    5. A chic gold vanity with clean lines and just enough room for you to squeak a stool underneath because what good is a makeup nook if you can't even sit??

    the gold vanity which has a circular mirror
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I got the Charlette Vanity for my room and I absolutely love it! My room is somewhat small, but the sleek look with the glass gives the illusion that it is not taking up very much space at all!" —UO Reviewer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $299.

    6. An iridescent acrylic table that'll throw light all over your space — AKA making it seem larger — even if you only have one unobstructed window because your other one is harboring an AC unit.

    the iridescent acrylic coffee tables in small and large
    Lightsmoon

    Promising review: "I love these tables! They catch the light so beautifully and add so much life to my room. Great material, perfect size for a bedside table, want 10 more for all around my house." —Stephanie T.

    Get it from Lightsmoon for $219.95+ (originally $300+; available in two sizes or as a set).

    7. A shoe cabinet narrow enough to fit in tight mudrooms, entry halls, and foyers. At minimum, it holds eight pairs of sneakers, slip-ons, or sandals.

    Ikea

    The shoe holder frees up floorspace and keeps shoes ventilated so you don't have to worry about your foot funk making its way to other rooms.

    Promising review: "I needed something that was narrow enough to fit in the entryway to hold all my shoes instead of jammed in the closet where I couldn't see them. I love this cabinet as it doesn't take up much space in the entryway, it provides a place for a lot of my shoes, and it has a narrow top that can hold items but is small enough not to encourage gathering too much stuff. It's highly functional and looks great in small spaces." —Minimalist

    Get it from Ikea for $99.

    8. A sturdy tufted bench with a lift-top lid that hides four whole feet of storage. Which in NYC is practically like having a second bedroom.

    the bench in orange
    Target

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bench. The quality is outstanding. I am honestly surprised how nice this item is. For the money, I had hoped to get something to 'get me through short term,' but this will last years. Highly recommend." —Muffin

    Get it from Target for $180 (available in four colors)

    9. An acrylic dog gate if you simply *refuse* to install one of those metal or wood ones that make your pup look like he's behind bars. Plus, this one takes up no visual space and doesn't have to be screwed into the wall — it's completely portable!

    a dog standing behind the clear four-panel gate
    Shop Hiddin / Etsy

    Hiddin is a New York-based small business that specializes in Lucite dog accessories from gates and crates to steps and playpens. 

    Promising review: "Elegant and sleek. Fabulous!! Only regret is not finding product sooner." —wlsofne

    Get it from Hiddin on Etsy for $295+ (available in four sizes).

    10. A space-saving kitchen island with a drop-leaf top and two concealed stools you can whip out whenever you need extra seating. Idk who designed this baby, but studio dwellers everywhere are singing your praise.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "VERY easy to build! We love this! I grabbed this wanting to have more counter space and a place that my kids to sit at to help me cook. I love how the stools can be stored inside when not in use and the wheels allow me to move it around as needed. I did have some issues with the drawers opening and closing, but that was my builder error (just make sure the stoppers are pushed in as far as they will go before you put the drawers in!) Great little kitchen cart!" —jcee512

    Get the three-piece set from Amazon for $250.34.

    11. A set of upholstered dining room chairs I could honestly stare at for a good hour. The rattan! The velvet! The cantilevered design! ::swoon::

    Amazon

    Edloe Finch is a Black-owned small furniture business based in Houston, Texas. The brand comes from husband-and-wife duo Darryl and Jessica Sharpton. The former NFL linebacker is also the man behind Albany Park.

    Get a set of two from Edloe Finch for $313 (originally $489; also available in olive).

    12. A compact, four-person dining room set with ingenious stools that double as storage so if you moved into a smaller space but didn't exactly downsize when it comes to possessions, you'll still be able to make it work.

    Wayfair

    Promising review: "The design is very smart and pleasing to look at. I chose it both because of the finish and the space saving/organization that it offers–I was very excited when I saw that each of the seats can be used as storage bins. I love using this table so far." —Joseph F.

    Get the five-piece set from Wayfair for $389.99 (available in three colors).

    13. A mirrored bar cart where you can artfully arrange all of your spirits, mixers, and muddlers. If you want to get really Khloe Kardashian with it, you can even organize lemon and lime slices in little glass jars just like she does her Oreos.

    the two-tier gold bar cart
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this mirrored bar cart. Sturdy, not too tricky to put together, the perfect size. The gold is matte and just the right elegant tone. It holds quite a number of bottles, even added several glasses and my punch decanter (more room in my kitchen = YAY). Get it, it's worth it!" —Linda

    Get it from Wayfair for $152.99+ (also available in black).

    14. A tufted sofa with angled legs, square arms, and foam-filled cushions supportive enough for you to collapse on after a long day of work or — the absolute horror — an appointment at the DMV... Since it's elevated, you can also use those extra inches for storage.

    the four-legged sofa in orange
    Overstock

    Promising review: "I knew that my space was too small for a full sized sofa, but I wanted seating for at least two in a midcentury modern-style room. This works perfectly." —Anne H.

    Get it from Overstock for $457.72 (originally $585.45; available in three colors).

    15. A leaning desk that might just convince you to stop working from bed. Sure, it doesn't have the benefit of six pillows and a duvet, but your spine won't be bent like a cheese curl and you can actually show your background on Zoom.

    Kelsey / Wayfair, Wayfair

    Promising review: "Perfect desk for a small in-home office space. Assembly was fast and I was able to do it by myself. The shelves and lower cubby offer a ton of storage space and allows for a clean workspace." —Katie

    Get it from Wayfair for $219.99 (originally $271.98; available in three finishes).

    16. A mid-century/farmhouse/industrial-style end table with modified hairpin legs and a wire basket shelf where — if you're a millennial going on 60 like me — you can stow away the NYT crossword books you like to do in front of the TV.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This side table is stylish in my southwestern style home, is sturdy, and practical in terms of allowing us to place drinks on it when on the sofa. I love its unique shape and materials, and it allows me to look through it so it doesn’t block my fancy tree stump lamp. It’s in a small space but because of its open design, it seems like it doesn’t take up much room. It took about ten minutes to assemble — you need a screwdriver (I recommend an electric one) and pliers to hold the two nuts in place when you screw in the longer screws on the bottom of the table. It’s nice and sturdy." —ETG

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

    17. A pair of bamboo nesting tables you can separate whenever you need extra room for your takeout spread and then slide back together when you want a lil' more space.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Cheap but don’t look cheap! Great for small spaces." —Alex

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $41.99 (available in four colors).

    18. A petal-shaped brass table with *just* enough room for your Trenta iced guava tea with two pumps of classic syrup. It really is the perfect size because once you're finished, you won't have room to let cups pile up, you'll have to take care of them right away.

    Target

    Promising review: "I could not be more pleased with this table. I was working on creating a seating area in a small space and wanted a table that would complement but not overwhelm the space. This table is perfect. It is gorgeous but compact, and the small base makes it even easier to squeeze into spaces that otherwise would not work. The quality is fantastic for the price and it arrived incredibly quickly and in fabulous condition." —Target reviewer

    Get it from Target for $60.

    19. An acrylic coffee table so crystal clear, future guests will assume you're *really* on top of your cleaning. To the same point — reviewers suggest placing at least a coffee table book or two on top or you could walk straight into it!

    the clear acrylic coffee table
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This table is beautiful. Packed remarkably well. I’ve had it a few months now and just love it. Makes my smallish living room look so much larger." —susan e smith

    Get it from Amazon for $129+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A backless counter-height bar stool with a comfy saddle seat where you can park your butt when it's time for breakfast. If only your oven popped out fresh blueberry muffins all on its own.

    three white and brown bar stool pulled up to an island
    Target

    Promising review: "These immediately reminded me of the dip-dyed stools from Serena & Lily. They look chic. They're easy to assemble. For being a backless wooden stool, they are pretty comfortable. And the price can't be beat!" —edn

    Get it from Target for $70 (available in three colors). 

    21. A steel and wood standing rack capable of replacing your "clothes" chair. Come onnnnn... we all have one.

    The black standing rack which has a wooden dowel
    Food52

    Promising review: "I live in a house with no closets. This is a simple, elegant way to add hanging space to a guest bedroom. Was delivered quickly. Yeah!" —Lyn

    Get it from Food52 for $95 (available in two colors).

    22. A minimalist-meets-industrial bookshelf where you can display your succulents, tchotchkes, and all of the books you've bought but never cracked open. One day you'll get to them!!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    I have two of these shelves in white/oak and they're just what I was looking for. Sure, they're more expensive than the units you can get at Ikea, but you can tell the difference in quality. Last time my mom visited, she actually asked if they came with the apartment because they fit so well in my living room.

    Promising review: "I love this shelf! I needed something tall to fill empty space and store books and plants. Each shelf is very heavy duty, so I can't imagine any bowing would occur in the future, unless it's got too much humidity. Before we put weight on the shelves, it had gaps between itself the wall, but it balanced itself out after adding books. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this shelf. It's definitely going to last longer than anything you could but at Ikea and it has VERY little wasted/unusable space. Just do it! I put it together myself, but I had to hold it steady/leveled while hubby secured it to the wall. It's not impossible to do alone, but get a second person to at least hold it still for you." —Mrs K3NNYB0Y

    Get it from Amazon for $173.94+ (available in four sizes and 16 colors/finishes).

    23. A Novogratz canopy bed that'll make you feel like an absolute queen or king even if the only person waiting on you is your cat and it's because you're five minutes late feeding him dinner.

    the black canopy bed
    Novogratz

    Get it from Novogratz for $199+ (available in sizes twin–king and in gold). 

    24. A floating media stand with two tiers of storage space so you can keep your consoles and cables (and random junk mail you'll probably never go through) hidden from view.

    The vintage brown console which has three open shelves and a closed center compartment
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for in a product to free up floor space. Everything fits inside perfectly and the clutter is gone. The product arrived on time and met my expectations. I would definitely recommend for anyone that is looking to create a better TV accessory experience. Remotes and other small items can fit on top or side shelves. I get so many compliments." —Enjoyce

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    25. A tufted camel-colored loveseat that looks like you swiped it from your favorite hotel lobby. And did I mention you can snag this cutie even if you're working with a futon budget?!

    The camel-colored mid-century modern loveseat which has four wooden legs
    World Market

    Promising review: "Perfect addition to my home office. High-end look for an affordable price. Sophisticated styling, yet comfortable for casual lounging." —Anonymous World Market Reviewer

    Get it from World Market for $499.99.

    26. A full-length mirror you can lean against the wall or completely mount so it takes up no space at all. It'll come in clutch every morning when you roll out of bed at 8:59 and have to decide ASAP if you can get away with dry shampoo or need a full-blown shower before your first Zoom call of the day.

    the gold floor-length mirror leaned up against a wall
    Overstock

    Promising review: "REALLY great quality! Definitely looks and feels wayyy more expensive than what it actually is. Comes with a polishing cloth. The brass outline is even fingerprint resistant!" —Ashlie G.

    Get it from Overstock for $129.99.

    27. A folding, portable table with two storage shelves and room for up to four people when fully extended! This thing is like the Swiss Army knife of furniture — use it as a dining room table, desk, side table, or decorative console.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "So happy with this table. It’s larger that I had anticipated which is great. Takes some time to assemble but it's totally worth it. In an NYC apartment, everyone appreciates furniture that can fold up and be neatly tucked away in a corner. It also arrived two weeks early which was great!" —Amber Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99 (also available in three colors).

    28. A multilevel tower that — if you love your cat but also your aesthetic— could easily pass an industrial bookshelf instead of a cat condo. Better yet, it won't take up a wild amount of floorspace in your already crowded apartment.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Absolutely adore! It was kind of hard to build but my cat loves it and it’s a modern look and goes well with my interior decor!" —isabekka

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $399.

    29. A three-in-one convertible chair guaranteed to unfold at the *exact* angle you prefer when watching TV. Use it as a regular chair, a chaise, or bed (that way you don't have to pull your mattress into the living room).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The thing with chair-beds is that beds need to be firm to be comfortable, but chairs need to be soft to be comfortable. This chair is firm, but not hard. It's nice and wide — reminds me of a chair-and-a-half. I like it a lot. I slept in it three nights and it was very comfortable. I have it in my guest bedroom with a twin bed so two people can use the room or just one with a chair. I kind of want another for my living room because you can also use it as a chaise lounge! Three uses is fantastic!" —Daisy

    Get it from Amazon for $409.99+ (available in four colors).

    30. And a chic twin-size day bed that camouflages an additional trundle. Now, your friends will have no excuse not to stay the night.

    the black daybed which has a trundle
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "I bought this beautiful daybed for my home office / guest room. Didn't have a lot of space and this works perfectly. And the trundle is a plus. I love the design, and it is very sturdy. I bought it in black and love it!" —Deborah

    Get it from Wayfair for $355.99 (originally $443; available in three colors).

    You after a little reorganizing and strategic redecorating:

    Columbia Pictures / Via giphy.com

    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity. 

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