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    Updated on Jul 19, 2020. Posted on Jul 19, 2020

    20 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Tiny Living Space

    Your apartment or studio will be roomy again with love seats, folding desks, and more decor.

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    1. Place a love seat in your living room if you don't have the space for big couch or sofa. It'll provide comfortable seating *and* be a compact piece of furniture in your apartment.

    A pink green and blue floral-printed love seat in a living room
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This love seat is really sweet. I am glad I bought it. Great value, solid natural wood interior, simple instructions, and it looks really cute in my small apartment. I highly recommend this piece." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $193.51.

    2. And get a coffee table for your indoor greenery collection: It has a sturdy surface for your plant babies and other things you love to keep on hand (hello magazines and remotes).

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "The faux marble top looks beautiful, it is sturdy and the black metal legs are exquisite. It compliments our mid-century modern decor and would not doubt work for most styles because of the furniture's elegant styling. Finally, everything took about 15 minutes to put together. Super easy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $138.59+ (available in two colors).

    3. Stash knitting gear and other cozy amenities, like blankets, in a decorative basket. Even better, have it by a fave window nook or seating area for times when you want to chill.

    Nude and white-striped decorative basked with a blanket inside in a living room corner
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My apartment needed a basket for me and my girlfriend to put our couch blankets in and this one’s working perfectly and looks great! My girlfriend tells me every couple of weeks how much she likes the basket and it definitely has been a fitting addition to our home decor." —Hamperx

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    4. Display an "invisible" shelf on your living room wall to show off your favorite reads. Did we also mention that it makes a great replacement for a bulky bookcase?

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    Promising review: "We wanted to display all our books, but have limited space. These shelves are the perfect width and work great as a substitute to an expensive built-in unit." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    5. Place your TV on a storage-friendly stand whenever you want to have a binge-watching marathon. You'll have so much room for your streaming devices and create an accessible entertainment hub, even you're not actually at a movie theater.

    Reviewer shows white and wood media stand with TV on top in their home
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was in love with this TV stand for so long and we finally got it. The manual was super fun to use and easy to assemble. It just matched our living room very well. I love the style and how much space there is in it. I seems to be durable too, so I'm hoping to have it for a great while." —Raysa Anjos

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in six colors).

    6. Maximize your bedroom floor plan with a storage-friendly bed that'll be great for catching up on sleep *and* storing your seasonal accessories, clothes, and shoes.

    Gray bed with two drawers underneath against a white wall with a drip painting
    Amazon

    Promising review: "What I like most about the bed is the design of the bed with the drawers that go underneath without it losing the low-profile look. The bed is really sturdy as well!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    7. Slide a book and sleeping mask into a bedside caddy that'll be super convenient for your pre-bedtime routine. The best part? You won't have to slip off the covers to get what you need.

    Gray bedside caddy with gold glasses and a tablet on the side of the bed
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I used this for extra storage by my bed in my dorm and it was perfect! It's a good material and very durable, so it can probably last a really long time. Looks super cute and chic and matches any style of room. Definitely a really good deal and worth the money!" —Urban Outfitters Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20 and get it from Amazon for $22.50.

    8. And use a decorative pillow to make your bed a focal point, and even have it propped against a wall or window.

    A purple pillow with embroidered faces next to an orange pillow and white sheets
    Jungalow

    Get it from Jungalow for $48.

    9. Attach a foldable desk to your bedroom wall if you want a flexible working space that doubles up as a tech zone. It comes with plenty of shelves for writing supplies and can be folded up whenever you're not using it.

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    Promising review: "This is a really nice desk for those living the minimalist life. When closed, it makes the room feel bigger and hides all my clutter inside. When open, it’s perfect for a book and a lamp to study. It was super easy to put together and hang up." —Jacob J.

    Get it from Amazon for $114.99.

    10. Apply makeup and store jewelry with a hanging mirror, which might make your bedroom look spacious, even if you're tight on square footage.

    Half circle hanging mirror with various pendant necklaces on a bare white wall
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "The half circle mirror is a lot more functional than you would think. I hang necklaces, bracelets, hoops, and even rings on it. One of my favorite things I’ve bought from Urban!" —Urban Outfitters Customer

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    11. Hang all your outerwear, clothes, and pants on a sturdy garment rack. This storage solution can be a big help if you don't have a closet or need more room for your wardrobe.

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    Promising review: "I have a smaller closet and I feel like the newer clothes that I buy get lost in the mess after a while. So I decided I wanted a garment rack to display all of my newer items, as well as T-shirts, and shoes that I wear the most. This rack is absolutely perfect! It’s tall enough to hang midi dresses and longer cardigans, and the shelves on the side allow for storage boxes, folded down T-shirts and more. It’s not too big and cumbersome and it was super easy to assemble." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $86.97.

    12. Display your favorite plant babies in macrame hangers. They add a touch of greenery to your bedroom and won't clutter your windowsill.

    White macrame hangers carrying gold, blush, dark blue, and magenta plant pots
    TortueCrafts/Etsy

    Get it from TortueCrafts on Etsy for $8.33+ (available in two sizes).

    13. Enjoy your meals and still have a lot of room in your kitchen with a small dining set. That tiny corner you've been waiting to use can finally get the revamp it deserves.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have a small one bedroom apartment and I needed a small table. This was a perfect fit and I love the shelves. I am going to put my mother's deco plates to display there. It was easy to put together and perfect for my friend and me to have a meal." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

    14. Line up sauces and spices on a nonskid shelf (or two). You'll finally have all your cooking essentials in one convenient spot because kitchen space is precious.

    Reviewer's kitchen cabinet with a white non-skid shelf stacked with sauces and spices
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great for organizing! It's easy to see my spices and easy to grab them and out back. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. Organize food storage lids in a space-savvy container, because it's been a minute since you've found the right plastic bowl cover for your leftovers.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have an intense dislike for storing plastic lids. When I had lots of space, I stored the bowls with the lids on them, but in kitchens with less cabinet/drawer space it's not feasible. We moved into a small condo where we have to store plastic bowls in a closet in a bedroom. This item has taken he frustration out of locating the correct lid. I am ordering a second one." —Patricia

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

    16. Keep a foldable trash can on the side of your stove or sink cabinet, so you don't have to place a stinky garbage bin in your tiny kitchen area.

    Hand places piece of lettuce in a nude foldable trash can on the side of a sink
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this product. It's great on top of a door cabinet lined with a plastic bag. I use it as I prepare food and need to discard waste. Much easier than dragging the trash bin over. Less gets on the floor! Better than the item I used before with a hanging bag!" —Barb

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

    17. Reduce clutter in your bathroom with a compact bathroom shelf: It easily fits over your throne and holds a lot of cleaning supplies and toiletries. Plus, you won't have to worry about a roll of toilet paper falling on you again.

    Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm in a small condo and needed the equivalent of a medicine cabinet that couldn't go on the wall. This was perfect! Other condo owners tell me it makes the bathroom look a lot bigger. Very pleased with this purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    18. Hang up a space-saving shower curtain that comes with plenty of pockets for shampoo, conditioners, and soap: The days of using the side of your tub or window ledge for "storage" are over.

    Reviewer uses clear shower curtain with pockets to store brushes and grooming products in their pink bathroom
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this shower curtain. It's very functional. I don't have enough storage space in my bathroom. This curtain is a life safer. I use all the pockets, keep heavy things in them too. Nothing ever happened." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50.

    19. Arrange shoes inside a storage rack, so your entryway will be free from clutter. You don't want anyone to trip over rain boots or sneakers when they walk through the door.

    Reviewer's black four-tier shoe rack with boots and Vans sneakers
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wasn’t expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised! Does it’s job and it’s very simple and easy to look at! The fabric shelving looks surprisingly not cheap and works with the aesthetic of the whole piece. It for almost *all* my shoes other than my taller boots!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.87.

    20. And mount a hook rack that'll hold purses and backpacks. All your accessories will *finally* have a convenient resting place whenever you're getting ready to leave.

    Reviewer's flower-printed purses and wristlets on a black wall hook
    Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great to hold all my purses. Even came with screws to attach to wall. I like how hooks are spaced out; so my bags are nicely displayed instead of looking cluttered. I'm happy with my purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.94+ (available in four colors).

    You, with a now *spacious* apartment or studio:

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