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    27 Pieces Of Space-Saving Furniture For Cramped Spaces

    There's like a lot of hidden storage in this post, folks.

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    1. A drop leaf table (on wheels!) you can turn into a desk or dining room table. When you don't need it, roll it into a small space and simply use the inner shelves as storage. Voila!


    Promising review: "I love this table! It was just what I needed for my small kitchen!! Assembly was super easy! I did have to adjust the clips a little, besides that this is a pretty stable table and the perfect size!" —Alicia

    Get it from Wayfair for $239.99 (available in two colors).

    2. An over-the-toilet storage shelf that'll give you plenty of room to store soaps and shampoos in a dry spot (get those mold-growers out of your shower!) and put your precious TP right above your porcelain throne.

    A minimalist shelving unit made of thin black pipes. It has three shelves that are high enough to go above the toilet tank.

    Promising review: "I love this thing. Sure, it's not the fanciest piece of furniture but for the price you really can't go wrong. I got some 1/8" plexiglass to put on the shelves and it made a world of difference. I highly recommend this if you're short on space and money." —Bayta

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

    3. An insultingly stunning shallow bookshelf that's actually gonna fit in your narrow hallway, meaning you're finally gonna be able to show off all the homemade ceramics you've mastered making over the last few months.

    An abstract bookcase with shelves of different shapes and sizes, most with rounded edges. Some are vertical and some horizontal.
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is one of THE most beautiful pieces of furniture I have EVER seen! Props to Urban for having something THIS stunning for sale! The price is extremely high but you DO get what you pay for with this item!" —MadamRoastBeefYT

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $749.

    4. A colorful (and adjustable!) kitchen cart for clever chefs who know *exactly* how to make more space in their minuscule kitchen.

    A moss green rolling kitchen kart with four exposed shelves, two larger shelves covered in natural wood, a removable tray table top and an adjustable counter top. It also has a shallow shelf for small bottles at the bottom and a hanger for dish towels.

    Get it from Lowe's for $365.

    5. An extra large toy organizer with exposed, tilted containers sure to give your little one an easier time finding what they need. And, more importantly, help them know where to put it away later.

    A large bookcase frame with four shelf units, each with four plastic containers of varying sizes. The containers are at an angle, making them easy for children to see inside.

    Promising review: "I love it!! It was easy to put together and I'm very happy that the bins are plastic instead of cloth! It's perfect!" —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $57.71+ (available in four colors).

    6. A chic side table you can store snug against your bed or sofa when you need the floor space. Pull this beauty out when you could use an extra table top, because your TV dinners deserve the best!

    A small table with gold pipe stand rounded at the bottom and top, balancing a natural wood shelf with just enough room for a book and a mug
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89.

    7. A modern Murphy bed that'll help you sleep easy knowing you finally have a real place to sleep in your studio apartment.

    All Modern

    Promising review: "We LOVE this bed. We've had it for almost a year and sleep in it every night. It made our two-bedroom condo a three-bedroom. It's the most comfortable bed we've ever owned. It's so comfortable that we're about to move and we're taking it with us and putting it our new bedroom." —Tamara

    Get it from All Modern for $1,950+ (available in two colors and sizes).

    8. A brilliant triangle bookshelf you can tuck snug into any corner of your place, making previously useless spots a smorgasbord of storage space.

    A tall, thin bookcase with five shelves fitting perfectly in the corner of a small room

    Promising review: "This is sturdy, well-crafted, and holds up very well." —Carisa

    Get it from Wayfair for $176.99 (available in five colors).

    9. A side table laptop tray that might be the best micro home office option. Use this as a side table during the day and simply slide it over when you're tired of having your laptop in, well, your lap.


    Promising review: "This was easy to assemble. It took me less than 10 minutes to put up. It's easy to move around because it is not too heavy yet very sturdy. I move this practically all day. Sometimes we use it as a table to eat in front of the TV but most of the time it's just used as a side table and a ‘catch all’ space. I have carpet flooring and it glides with no problem. The dark wood finish matches my gray modern and minimalist living room. We’re a young couple and this suits our taste!" —Dandamilmar

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    10. Or a genius convertible coffee table to help you efficiently work from your living room without sacrificing your aesthetic.

    The minimalist coffee table is made with square metal legs and a wood top. The top of the table can be lifted and turned into an upright desk with storage beneath.

    Promising review: "This table is everything I’ve been looking for and more! I get so many compliments on it and I love how one end slides and the other raises up! I just had a baby so having the ability to have the table lift helps hold items I need for her. The sliding end is next to my rocking chair so I am able to slide the table down over to put her bottle on the table as I’m rocking. It is also great for storage! I’ve been searching for the perfect table for at least three years and this is it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    11. A ceramic storage stool that's weather-resistant, so you can add this lovely touch to any room of your house *or* put it in your yard to keep your beloved bocce ball set out of sight until your grandma's ready for a rematch.

    An artistic pattern of pressed, exaggerated ovals covers the edges of this round stool. The top is removable and about two inches in height.
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is so nice!!! I'm very satisfied." —john16rods

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $149 (available in two colors).

    12. An adjustable desk – grab this and you're gonna have a seated desk and a standing desk, *and* save space by storing it flat at the end of the day when your home office happy hour starts up.

    Work From Home Desks

    Get it on sale from Work From Home Desks for $399 (originally $439).

    13. A vanity shelf with storage slots for heat tools, brushes, and skincare products, and an acrylic and gold handle for towels.

    A rectangular cubby shelf with two square storage holes and two round holes, each with metal casings for hot tools. The towel hanger is attached to the bottom.
    Pottery Barn Teen

    Get it from Pottery Barn Teen for $79.

    14. A platform bed designed on a frame with three storage shelves – this'll make finding your clothes so much easier when finding a closet that fits in your bedroom has been...unsuccessful.

    A simple platform bed made of wood, with round handles in the center of each shelf. The shelves are on the right side of the bed and have room for towels, shoes, clothes, etc.

    Promising review: "This was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. It's a great bed." —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $176.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A sleek cubby console with covered storage boxes, a large open shelf, and ample room for sitting, for anyone who likes a piece of furniture that truly does it all.

    A reviewer's image of three sets of cubby shelves being used to store books and toys in an orderly fashion.

    These are also super useful to store shoes and off-season clothing in your closet!

    Promising review: "We LOVE these!!!! I did tonssss of research when looking for organizers for my son's playroom and bought these after assessing the price, quality, look, etc. and they did not disappoint!! They look expensive and are very sturdy. They're wonderful." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $145.99.

    16. A pair of metal storage stools to add a charming, rustic touch to your living room while also adding some much needed storage for your growing throw blanket collection.

    Two metal stools with a vintage milk canister vibe, each artistically worn with dents and discoloration. The lids have a smooth, natural wood finish.

    Promising review: "These cans are just what I was looking for. We're using the large can as a seat inside the front door. It's study and looks like an old galvanized can. The wooden top is thick and made of planks. I plan to store birdseed in the large can and vacuum parts in the smaller one." —adkmeg

    Get them from Amazon for $99.99.

    17. Or a faux leather storage bench that'll easily blend in with any aesthetic *and* easily store a closet's worth of stuff.


    Hi hello I have this and love it. I cut a hole on one side and use it as a hidden litter box in my apartment. There is plenty of room inside to store the box of fresh litter, a scoop, air fresheners, and the actual litter box. Even with all that stuff in it I'm able to place the litter box far from the entrance, meaning (with the help of litter mats I have at the bottom) no litter ever comes out onto my floor! I dig this item. A lot.

    Promising review: "These are absolutely wonderful. I purchased two for my dining room to create the look of a built-in seating area. (above, right) I am very satisfied with the product and having extra storage when I need it is great!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $53.99+ (available in five colors).

    18. A corner TV console sure to help you put your furniture in the most practical spots, even if you want everything facing the TV in your L–shaped living room.

    A two shelf console with hairpin legs placed snug into a corner of a room. It has a TV on the table top.

    Promising review: "This is a cute TV stand! It fits in with our mid-century house and style. I wanted a corner TV stand and one that would blend into the other natural wood around it. This came assembled except for the legs, so putting it together was easy. It was packaged extremely well and arrived undamaged. There was a strong smell from the wood stain but it aired out in just a few hours (we put it in the garage). The measurements are correct but it is 43 inches at its widest, towards the front – not where you would put your TV. We had to buy a new base for the TV or it would not have worked. Our TV is 50 inches. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase." —Rachel

    Get it on sale from Wayfair for $439.99 (originally $579.99).

    19. Or a rustic version for bringing out your best barn house aesthetic.

    A large corner table with hardware and wood sliding barn door details. It has three shelves, two doors, and a large surface area on the top.

    Promising review: "It was so hard to find a nice corner TV unit but I’m so happy we found this one! I love it! It gives our living room the perfect country feel! It arrived with a few marks but Wayfair did everything they could to make it right! Great quality! Highly recommend!" —Danielle

    Get it from Wayfair for $759.99 (available in two colors).

    20. A queen size velvet storage bed to help you hide all the clothes on your floor quickly when guests come over and the state of your bedroom is not all that, um, organized.

    A full bed frame with a tufted headboard and a small storage space that can be pulled out from the foot of the bed. The edges of the frame match the velvet headboard.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $2,398 (available in 22 colors).

    21. A printed hidden storage footstool – a true statement piece that can spruce up your space *and* keep your throw blanket cozy until you're ready to throw it on yourself.


    Love shopping small and supporting black women-owned businesses? Then Jungalow is the place for you!

    Get it from Jungalow for $210.

    22. A striking five-tier shelf that'll easily hold all the one-trick pony kitchen tools you love collecting but hate shoving into your kitchen cupboards.

    A tall shelving unit with square wooden shelves and a metal frame. There is enough space between each shelf to hold several large pots, sets of dishes, kitchen tools, etc.

    Promising review: "This is a great shelving unit! It replaced a smaller one I had for a number of years and it is far more attractive and useful than the old one. I have it in a corner of my dining room. It's a great mix of industrial and modern – a clean, contemporary look. It took my husband a very short time to assemble it with no issues. Don't hesitate to get this; you won't be sorry." —AngieBangie

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors).

    23. A brilliant wall-mounted desk – it may save the day if your small apartment hardly has enough floor space for you, let alone an entire table.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $179.

    24. A children's reading nook bookshelf that'll give them a cozy spot to sit and read while keeping their bedroom floor open for the other crafts and activities their imagination makes up.

    A five-shelf bookcase with a padded seat in the center

    Promising review: "My 2-year-old loves her new bookcase! It took me forever to find a bookcase that was short enough to fit under her window. The cute seat is an extra bonus. It took a little bit of time to assemble, but it's totally doable." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    25. A rattan ottoman that's gonna give your apartment a warm, natural vibe even when it's filled to the brim with the shoes you previously had lining your living room.

    The ottoman is round with rattan braiding throughout and a removable lid on top
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is a perfect table. My room is always changing but this table seems to go with everything. It's very functional and shockingly durable. It was definitely worth the buy. Plus if you like to have people over it's a great way to store floor pillows or blankets; or if you just want to hide some clutter you're not ready to part with. I would recommend this to any person looking for light table" —cherryjubilee723

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $149.

    26. A tall corner bookcase sure to be the ~right angle~ to take when trying to use up every ounce of space in your place.

    A small bookcase with five shelves. Each shelf could hold around five books.

    Promising review: "This was super easy to install and it is just what I was looking for putting in my dinning room!" —Kimberly

    Get it from Wayfair for $37.99 (available in four colors).

    27. And finally, a tufted storage bed that's gonna give you the good night's sleep you deserve after filling your home with so much beautiful, practical, space-saving stuff. Sleep. Tight.

    A simple gray fabric-covered frame with a tufted headboard, short feet, and two storage drawers at the foot of the bed

    Promising review: "This is really pretty. I was excited to see the quality of the fabric. The overall quality of the bed is very good. All the pieces are either covered in fabric or nicely sanded. The seams are straight and there appears to be pride in the constriction. Assembly was easy as the tools needed were included. I am impressed and this bed will make a great addition to our guest bedroom. It really is beautiful." —Mom2FourBoy1Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $388.60+ (available in two colors and four sizes).

    How useless my current furniture feels after seeing this stuff:

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

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