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    37 Products To Help You Maximize The Space In Your Studio Apartment

    Because sometimes small spaces require big solutions.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A hidden toilet brush for getting that ugly-but-necessary poop scraper out of the way. Now you can really take advantage of your bathroom real estate.

    Promising review: "My entire life it has bothered me to see a germ-filled toilet brush sitting out in the open in bathrooms. Storing it under the sink also seems gross as I also store extra toilet paper, shampoo, etc. in there. Enter this hidden brush! I really do not have much room behind my tank (the top actually touches the wall), but this fits beautifully. It is not visible unless I bend down and look for it. I could not be happier about this simple and yet clever invention." —Melanie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    2. An easily hangable T-shirt organizer for everyone who's running out of dresser space to store the million and one t-shirts you can't bear to throw away.

    The organizer holding 16 T-shirts while hanging in a closet
    The Roll Keeper on Etsy

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a way to store my T-shirts and save space and this is exactly what I need. It’s great quality and I will most likely be ordering another one soon!" —SueAlex Wright

    The Roll Keeper is a small business based in Kelso, Washington.

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A handy mobile shelf to squeeze the most out of those teeny crevices in your home. You can store canned food, seasonings, hair supplies, accessories — anything really. With four wheels, this mobile unit is totally easy to move.

    Promising review: "Excellent storage space. I cleared up two kitchen shelves by moving items to this unit. Place heavy items on the bottom so that it is not top-heavy. The shelves are deep so it’s not practical to place short size items. I used oatmeal boxes, cereal boxes, protein shakes, and my collection of gluten-free flours." —Shark

    Get it from Amazon for $47.05.

    4. A entryway shoe rack and umbrella stand so those last-minute essentials have a place to live rather than being scattered throughout your apartment. Leave everything right at the door in an orderly fashion with this sturdy wooden tool.

    The product storing an umbrella, shoes, bag, and a plant

    Promising review: "Quality and assembly of this were great. I did it by myself in 15 minutes. Most pieces were in perfect shape, but one or two had a splinter hanging off the edge. Not even noticeable though. The bamboo finish looks nice too. It’s very lightweight so could tip if that is a concern. I put my snow boots on the bottom and fixed that issue though. Perfect for an entryway of can leave off the umbrella portion and put into your closet." —Jared

    Get it from Wayfair for $50.99.

    5. An over-bed shelf to take advantage of vertical space if you don't have room for a nightstand.

    The shelf over a bed
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I looked for the perfect headboard for months and I always came back to this one. It’s the staple piece of the room and it makes the room look bigger. It’s perfect for someone with a smaller bedroom like me that maybe couldn’t fit a traditional headboard/footboard piece in their space. Great find!" —AEB12

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $269+ (originally $299; available in queen and twin sizes and two colors).

    6. A hidden bookshelf because bulky bookshelves are eating up all your floor space. Mount them on the wall so they can double as decor 📚!

    Ten hidden bookshelves holding books

    It works by holding the cover of the bottom book!

    Promising review: "These are my favorite decorating item ever. Purchased four years ago in medical school. And have held up over many moves." —Susan Giampalmo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes, two colors, and sets of three).

    7. An ottoman to use as a coffee table or an entryway bench. Either way, it'll hide your shoes, magazines, and other clutter in *style*.


    Promising review: "Great product all you have to do is attach the legs. No off gassing!!!!! I had been looking at ottomans but couldn’t find one that went with the color of my couch. It is the perfect size has a good amount of storage is very sturdy. I highly recommend." —happy customer

    Get it from Target for $200 (available in two colors).

    8. A wood finisher to restore your wood surfaces to their original glory and bounce light within a room. The brighter a space, the larger it looks.

    Promising review: "Love this stuff after one use! We bought our house two years ago and over the course of two years, our hardwood floors have taken a beating. We have had two dogs through potty training, our nephew, and just regular wear and tear. We were exploring having the floors refinished but that's when I found this stuff! ITS AMAZING!!! Even the scratches from the dogs came right out. The shine is back and they feel so much more smooth. I even got the Restore A Finish for some larger areas where the former residents must have moved furniture a lot. No need to refinish the floors, this will now be something I do every few months. I did about 1,000 square feet with only one third of the bottle. Works best if you wash floors first, use the Restore A Finish on bad areas, and then use this on everything." —MrsW

    Get it from Amazon for $14.21.

    9. A drop-leaf dining table to expand when it's time to host guests, and shrink when you're eating alone.


    Promising review: "Like many of us, this year I found myself needing to do school with my two kids due to COVID-19 and I wanted a dedicated space for my kids to work. We recently built an office in our home and I was able to make one side an office space for me as I work from home and the other side of the room a school space for my kids. This table is just large enough to work on and have a few activities out at a time while still being small enough to fit in a small-ish room. Not to mention, it's timeless and a really beautiful little table. I will say it was super hard to get the screws in because the wood was so tough but once they were in I knew they weren't going anywhere. I ordered some little black stools to go with it and BOOM: perfect craft and school table. Super happy with this purchase." —Ktree

    Get it from Target for $230 (available in two colors).

    10. An olive kitchen island for anyone in dire need of counter space. It also has space for two benches, if you don't want to purchase a dining table.

    The island in a kitchen with two stools
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $799.

    11. A space-saving Murphy bed that looks like a shelf during the day but pulls down when you need to rest. It's made of genuine Birchwood, unlike most beds on the market., Lori Beds

    Promising review: "After researching several wall beds, my wife saw this one online which was much more affordable and still looked great. If you don't need the lifting mechanism in the more expensive beds, in other words, if you can lift the bed up yourself or with a partner this is a great option. Also, the directions and the video are so easy to follow, anyone can put this together easily in one day. I would recommend this bed to anyone looking for an affordable wall bed. This enabled us to be able to actually use our guest room for other things when we don't have any guests, which is almost all of the time." —T Pacitti

    Lori Beds is a small, family-owned and operated business dedicated to help people get the most out of their living spaces. They manufacture easy-to-use Murphy Beds and have partnered with the Eden Reforestation Project to replant forests since 2016.

    Get it from Lori Beds for $799+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    12. Or a sleek, easy-assemble Thuma Bed that has nine inches of space underneath i.e. an excellent underbed storage opportunity.

    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    I put this bed together on a whim since it's supposed to be easy to assemble. For the price, I figured I should be able to put it together at 8 PM with my two remaining brain cells. It took me no more than 20 minutes to build the bed. No cap. For the record, I’m about 5’6 and not amazing with tools. The bed is so gorgeous. I love that it’s made of real wood and not particle board. By far, the most difficult part was taking apart my recycled IKEA bed. That dissembling process made me appreciate how much Thuma’s bed truly prioritizes the user’s experience. Although it costs a month’s rent, the bed is definitely a solid investment. Plus, Thuma has Affirm to lessen the initial financial blow. I have no notes and no critiques because putting this couldn’t have been any easier. If the company released a bag or case to protect the wood/pillow board during moves, I would buy it.

    Promising review: "I love this frame. ZERO hardware install was super easy and great for moving from one room or house to another. The ground clearance is great for our dog bed and our robot vacuum. You can really tell the quality of the wood that is used. The joints fit together so perfectly. I LOVE THIS FRAME!" —Jesse C.

    Get it from Thuma for $895 (available in sizes Twin–King and two colors). Aff

    13. A useful toilet paper stocker, because there's nothing worse than realizing you're out of paper AFTER you've done your business. Why put toilet paper in the closet or the cabinet, when you need it in the bathroom?, Amazon

    Promising review: "Living in a shoebox in NY, I constantly look for storage solutions. This design is incredible. It takes up so little footprint and fits perfectly between the toilet bowl and the wall, and is very functional. I hate having to go to the deli store to get a couple of rolls of toilet paper at a time. Now I can get 12 rolls at a time, although if you get the larger rolls, they won't come through the hole on the bottom. You will have to retrieve the larger rolls by removing the top, which is not a big deal. I put a wonderful Olavie diffuser and body scrub on the top and it looks really nice. It's a must-have for any small apartment living!" —Ken H

    Get it from Amazon for $45.

    14. A set of two floating shelves — so-called unicorns of interior design, because they look amazing in most spaces. Take your books, knickknacks, hair products, or anything really, off the floor with the ultimate small space storage solution.

    Two floating shelves above a desk

    Promising review: "Love them! Great quality and pretty easy to hang. Comes with screws and anchors, which you’ll need since they have a pretty good weight to them. I love the way they turned out." —Tiffany

    Get a set of two from Wayfair for $51.86+ (available in four finishes and four sizes).

    15. A luxury white linen duvet set so you can instantly elevate your cramped bedroom — I mean living room. After all, there's a reason hotel interior designers use white sheets.


    Promising review: "I love everything I’ve bought so far. I bought a set of linen sheets, in white and a linen duvet cover, in the color bone. I love it all. Everything has been great quality. I can’t say enough great things about each piece. The duvet cover is very soft and the buttons at the bottom are slightly textured with a slight rubber feel. Which makes them stay buttoned. It’s very breathable and the softest linen I’ve ever felt before. It’s also a great size. I have a king bed and I ordered king duvet cover. Normally anything that’s a king size doesn’t overhang on a king bed but this duvet does. And so does the quilts." —Elizabeth L.

    Get it from Parachute for $289+ (available in three sizes and ten colors).

    And here's a similar, budget-friendly option from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three sizes).

    16. A litter box enclosure that keeps the litter box out of sight and out of... smell. The enclosure is also a bench, so it'll be less obvious that you have pets running the space.

    The product with a litterbox inside and cushion on top

    Consider this yet another place for your cat to avoid you.

    Promising review: "Looks really good, easy to built and can blend in with furniture also can’t tell it’s a litter box enclosure for people that are looking for that, also if you have small children can be really useful."—Joyce

    Get it from Wayfair for $81.99+ (originally $129.99; available in seven colors).

    17. A set of six neutral prints to make a gallery wall and make that hallway feel like less of a tunnel and more like a journey.

    A room with the six paintings

    Promising review: "Great for adding a pop of color in my apartment- since I can’t paint on walls these colors in the paintings were the perfect addition for my bland white walls." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    18. Or a set of digital prints to add dimension and movement to visually expand those walls that feel like they're closing in on you.

    Four prints hanging over a couch
    Speaking Art Shop

    hat you can easily download, print, and frame like they're genuine Picassos. Nobody will know you spent less than $20 😈. You can choose your preferred size after you receive the images via email.

    Promising review: "The prints are absolutely amazing. They look even better in person. I got mine printed at OfficeDepot for less than $8 and immediately hung them! I love them!" —Jonesia

    Get it from Speaking Art Shop on Etsy for $16.

    19. A set of cube shelves because they're an amazing open and closed storage solution. Put a few baskets in there to style your mess or stack a few units together to divide a room.

    The cube shelves holding books, baskets, and fabrics

    Promising review: "I purchased two of these shelves and placed them side by side in my 3yr old daughter’s room. With the cube bins, they have made toy storage SO much more manageable and stylish too. I originally purchased the white ones that look like stairs from Target, but once we got them home and started assembling them, I noticed they were for the smaller 11in. cube bins and were not as sturdy. This might be fine for some, but it concerned me since my daughter is only 3 and might try to climb. These units are very sturdy and will last for years to come. Also, they are made for the 13in cube bins so they hold more. Also, I assembled them both myself in about an hour." —Sarah

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

    20. A mold and mildew stain remover spray so you can erase the questionable, yet unexplainable stains that have been on your rug since the first month you got it. Clean stuff automatically makes your space feel less cramped.

    Promising review: "There is absolutely no comparison to this product which is superior in every way. I could hardly believe my eyes! I thought, spray a little bit and just see how it does. So I sprayed 25% of the worst of the mold stained areas on the marble floor. The results were like magic! Before my eyes in less than 30 seconds nearly all of the stain had disappeared. The remainder took another one to two minutes." —Dennis Polley

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in five sizes).

    21. A hanging handbag organizer because your purses deserve better than your kitchen counter. Free up that space and start using it for cooking again!

    Two handbag organizers with handbags placed inside

    Promising review: "Definitely gets the job done, I had my purses tossed in a box and they were beginning to warp, this has literally saved them from any more of my negligent behavior." —keishila

    LeSacBag is a small business that makes handbags, accessories, cases, and masks.

    Get it from LeSacBag on Etsy for $9.99 (originally $19.99, available in two colors).

    22. A bed skirt so the visual clutter under your bed can truly be out of sight and out of mind.

    A reviewer's daybed with an orange bed skirt

    Promising review: "I was looking for a bed skirt, so I started at my favorite department store. I could not find anything that I liked, or all the ones I liked were way over priced. So I checked here at Amazon. To my surprise, I found this bedskirt. It is perfect. It has a sheet that goes under the bed that is the same color and same material as the bed skirt! That is so perfect! I hate it when the skirt slips and you have this different material sticking out that doesn't look like or match anything. Or the ones made out of a mesh like material that rips (very easily) if you try to adjust it. And the price on this for the queen size was only $14. What a bargain! I definitely recommend this bed skirt." —Elle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four sizes and 16 colors).

    23. A modern, renter-friendly wall sconce so you can turn off the light without leaving the bed. Hate the wires? Conceal them with a cable cover!

    A reviewer's wall sconces in a bathroom

    Promising review: "Wow! We were skeptical because of the cost but these are great! Super easy to install, they look great, and they’re adjustable. I would highly recommend these. In fact, after we got our first two, we bought four more. We have five others we plan to replace and we will purchase these!" —Devan Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $33.71 (available in five styles).

    24. A neutral rope basket so you can gracefully hide your mess. Whether you place it in a closet or on a shelf, this will look so much better than having random stuff lying around.

    A reviewer's basket being used to store yoga mats

    Promising review: "Love this basket. Have ordered two about to order a third. Yes, it comes folded up which I see comments about how it is shapeless....well yes because it comes in a box! All I did was iron it (on a cotton setting) and shove blankets in it to keep the nice shape for a day. Looks great to me." —Kristin

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97+ (available in four colors).

    25. A wall sconce with an exposed bulb that can be hardwired or easily plugged in. Either way, you won't waste floor space on a lamp.

    A bedroom with the wall sconce

    Get it from Target for $33.49.

    26. A statement peel-and-stick wallpaper because adding layers of pattern and color to a space makes it appear more expansive. If you're looking for something more minimal, check out the Tempaper Store.

    A bedroom with the wallpaper

    Promising review: "This wallpaper was so easy to use. You can remove and restick pretty easily. The paper itself was so pretty. It’s a matte finish and I just love it! Great price too. I ordered four to fit one accent wall. I had about half of a roll left over. I found it easier to roll down on the wall and the cut to fit versus cutting the paper first. Worth it for a big statement with minimal cost." —Jessica Beckett

    Get it from Amazon for $29.93+ (available in three colors).

    27. A set of furniture legs because lifting your bed or dresser off the ground creates the illusion of more space., Amazon

    Promising review: "One of my best purchases, it added more elegance to my living room. Great quality too." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

    28. A TV mount that's easier to install than you think, trust me. Not only does mounting save floor space, it draws the eye up for a better viewing experience.

    A reviewer's TV mounted with the tool
    Christine Forbes / BuzzFeed

    I've had the mount for about a year and I'm very pleased! This mount has never given me any problems. It was easy for my TaskRabbit to assemble, disassemble, and remount after I moved. For reference, my TV is 55" and I have the 37-70 inch mount.

    Promising review: "This wall mount is extremely strong and able to support my new Samsung 55" flat screen. I was able to screw the mount into two wall studs top and bottom, ensuring this is mounted to the wall safely and w/o any concern of it coming loose. You'll want to use a 'real' level and not the 1" bubble level that comes with the wall mount. Installing it was very easy. All of the screws, washers, connectors came in the package, so no need to have to run out to the hardware store due to missing parts. Instructions were written very well and easy to follow." —Gary Sherman

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three sizes).

    29. A mirror for bouncing light within a space and therefore making it feel bigger and more luxurious.

    The mirror

    Promising review: "This is such a beautiful full-length mirror. It is heavy and durable, you could tell the good quality at a glance. I was not sure the difference between 'black' and 'elegant black' in product options but chose elegant black, and I am happy with the sleek look that matches with my other furniture like bookshelves or a platform bed. It completes the modern look of my bedroom and brings in more light, not to mention its functionality. I may get another set in a different color for another bedroom. I purchased based on Amazon recommendations and reviews, and I am happy with it." —Hana

    Get it from Amazon for $149.11+ (available in six colors).

    30. A curved cat wall bed because floor space is at a premium and your fur baby needs someplace to escape.

    A cat laying on the "S" shaped shelf
    Cosy and Dosy

    Promising review: "Absolutely perfect. The quality of craft in this shelf is fantastic. I had been looking around for a while to find something both functional and stylish. This meets both those needs. I have plans to purchase some more from this store as I was so impressed. Sebastian enjoys watching me work from his bed now." —Caroline Smith

    Cosy and Dozy is a Poland-based brand that creates luxury products to satisfy animals' natural instincts. Each item is unique and handmade in Europe.

    Get it from Cosy and Dosy on Etsy for $210.17+ (available in 11 colors).

    31. A set of shoe slots that can fit under a bench, or a bed if you use risers. Not only will you be able to find them, you can use that entryway space for something else.

    Model placing shoes on shoe holder into shoe rack

    Promising review: "Talk about a space-SAVER. I have lots of shoes and wasn’t sure if I should get shelf dividers or not and glad I didn’t because these worked perfect. Easy to adjust for heels/taller shoes and the shoes don’t slide off either." —Tyeler

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $33.99 (available in two colors).

    32. A gold curtain rod so you can ditch your tension rod for something sturdier. Hang it a few inches higher than your windows to make your ceilings look higher.

    A reviewer's living room with the curtain rod

    Promising review: "I love the weight and quality. The finish is the perfect blend of gold and brass and brushing. A shapeshifter. The finials were modest, clean and nicely weighted as well. I am doing a design with mixed metals and the grommets on my panels are satin nickel, but with the reflection from the rods they blend beautifully. Delightful warmth up high, and with lighting. Would definitely buy again, the same or another product from this brand. The quality is impressive. I am very appreciative for the attention to detail, look, and weight of these rods. When we sell I would take with me they are so lovely. Thank you!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five sizes).

    33. A cleaner and deodorizer to affordably restore your carpet to its glory days, you know, before it acquired that dingy color. Having clean surfaces automatically makes a room appear larger.

    JYSK, this cleaner is can only be used with carpet-cleaning machines like this one.

    Promising reviews: "I was very skeptical. I just have to say the ratings are accurate! I had a room that had housed some pets while we were away at work and over many years accidents happened. When you’re not there to clean it up right away the carpet gets stained. I had used carpet cleaners with all kinds of recommended cleaners. But it just didn’t have an impact. After using up the last of another cleaner I had I finally opened this one." —KristenK

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).

    34. A zippered sleeve for anyone who's tired of tripping over wires everywhere. No more feeling like Britney Spears in Toxic trying to limbo under all of those cords.

    a before and after photo showing the cords neatly stowed away

    Promising review: "Finally someone thought of a genius solution to organizing cables without having to unplug all wires and fishing them through an organizer. I used this cord management system for my entertainment unit as well as my workstation. It's easy to use, just bunch everything together and zip the sleeve around it. It's that easy." —TypeCast2000

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.98.

    35. A brushed nickel Command Hook so you can hang your face masks, towel, or jackets rather than throwing them on the chair. Making organization easy is key to maintaining a pristine space.

    The command hook packaging

    I bought one of these and I'll definitely be buying more. It has the style of a real hook without the hassle.

    Promising review: "Bought these to put on the back of the guest bathroom due to lack of towel racks in our rental apartment. My family who stayed for five weeks used it every day to hang the large bath towels and it works well. It's also much nicer looking than white or clear plastic and love the large size for bath size towels and robes." —Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $6.60+ (available in four finishes).

    36. A set of magic hangers to get maximum usage out of your tiny closet space without wrinkling your clothes.

    Dress shirts on the hanger folded down in a closet

    Promising review: "OK, I know the headline is dramatic, but I cannot say enough about how these hangers have transformed my tiny, odd-shaped closet. I was so desperate for more space, I was considering spending big bucks to have a professional come in and redesign the space. Then I found these and it's like my hanging space quadrupled! It feels downright luxurious in my closet now. I can see all my clothes and nothing is squished together like it used to be. I can also comfortably add a substantial amount of clothing and would still have room to grow. BUY THESE IMMEDIATELY!" —milanina77

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes).

    37. And a handwoven storage basket with a lid because styling your storage solutions is key. With these stackable bins, you won't feel like the clutter is closing in you.

    The storage bins
    The Citizenry

    Check out the rest of The Elements Collection for more decor and storage solutions made of plant fibers and organic textures.

    Get it from The Citizenry for $135+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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