Living the small space lifestyle is an ongoing battle of
trying to do more with the less. Sometimes, after an exhaustive search, we strike the furniture jackpot with a piece that epitomizes our spacial, stylistic, and budgetary trifecta. But just because these home buys are a rarity, doesn’t mean that there aren’t multiple viable options out there…It’s a matter of finding the time to hunt them down.
If turning small space furniture hunting into a full-time job isn’t in the cards right now, don’t sweat it — because we’ve got you and your tiny apartment’s back. Every month we’re hula-hooping our way through the
best buys in budget, size, and statement-making — from chic nesting tables to decorative room dividers, sleek carts with extra shelving, comfy ottomans with secret storage, and even a loveseat. Scroll on for the under $150 furniture finds that will maximize tight spaces while keeping minimalism and style top of mind — so you can easily shop, decorate, and relax without ever leaving your tiny abode (or quitting your day job).
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When You Need One Piece To Work Three Times As Hard This streamlined piece is ready to work the space-saving trifecta of a compact loveseat, extra table space, and multi-tiered storage unit. Arielle Walnut Wood 3-Drawer Storage Bench, $122, available at Houzz
When Making Space For A Vanity Is Done In Vain Not all vanities are cumbersome floor sets — this streamlined wall system was made to be a small-space readying station star. Anthropologie Vanity Storage Wall Shelf, $148, available at Anthropologie
When You Need (But Can’t Sacrifice) More Table Space Go the nesting-table route — this chic hexagonal trio is ready to open up surface area wherever you need it, and stack up wherever you don’t. Project 62 Meredith Trio Hexagonal Accent Tables , $116.99, available at Target
When Your Home Is Also Your Office Meet the space-saving champion that is this wall-mounted and fold-out bookshelf plus desk. Southern Enterprises Fold-Out Convertible Desk, $139.16, available at Amazon
When Your Apartment Won’t Fit A Full Sofa This affordable and stylish, compact-couch has extra seating needs covered. Mainstays Loop Lounge Chair, $147.75, available at Walmart
When You Can’t Shove Any More Hangers Inside Your Shoebox Closet This Art Deco-esque, wall-mounted coat rack will solve those limited hanging space issues with streamlined style. CB2 barker vertical wall mounted coat rack, $29.95, available at CB2
When You Can’t Sacrifice Space For Decor Pick up an item that serves double duty for fashion and function — this rattan coffee table is more than just a bohemian anchor piece, it also packs a secret hidden-storage punch. Urban Outfitters Alina Storage Ottoman, $149, available at Urban Outfitters
When Your Book Collection Is Out Of A Hoarders ‘ Episode Streamline all your favorite paper to hardcovers and magazines with this stylish and slim shelving unit. Ebern Designs Tewksbury 3 Tier Shelf Display Ladder Bookcase, $73.98, available at Wayfair
When Your Tiny Apartment Is Also A Dark Tiny Apartment This slim and stylish lamp not only boasts extra storage capabilities but also comes complete with a USB-equipped tray for charging your devices. Adesso Charging Station Shelf Floor Lamp, $75, available at Walmart
When You Must Choose Between Extra Seating Or Extra Storage This sleek MCM bench will give you the best of both those worlds with its hidden storage interior. Carson Carrington Umea Mid-Century Storage Ottoman Bench, $127.49, available at Overstock.com
When You Consider Closets To Be A Thing Of Myths The closet-less small-space plague need no longer trouble you — instead, try out this slender free-standing clothing and shoe rack. Iris Metal Garment Rack With Wood Shelves, $79.98, available at Target
When That Statement Chair Takes Up Too Much Space Try going for a still stylish seating alternative that has a more space-conscious design — like this foldable bamboo chair that can double as a fire escape sun lounger in the warm days to come. One Kings Lane Bamboo Lounge Chair, $89, available at One Kings Lane
When You Don’t Have A Guest Room (Let Alone Room For Guests) Tuck this trifold memory-foam topper underneath your main bed to use as a pull-out guest room in a pinch. Best Price Mattress Trifold Memory-Foam Mattress Topper (Twin), $80, available at Amazon
When You Don’t Have A “Real” Kitchen Tiny apartments usually don’t come complete with separate kitchen spaces — or any kitchen space at all — which is where this multi-shelf cart with a wooden cutting board top comes into convenient play. Birch Lane Raabe Kitchen Cart With Wood Top, $120.7, available at Birch Lane
When You Don’t Have A Room (Or Any Room) For Dining This compact coffee table not only boasts two bonus storage compartments, but its lift-up top also serves dual purpose as an elevated table for dining inside smaller-sized apartments. Madison Home USA Lift Top Coffee Table, $118.99, available at Wayfair
When You Don’t Actually Have A “Living Room” Tuck this small-space version of a coffee table plus bookcase combo beside a compact love seat to create your own studio apartment-style, “living room.” Lifewit Round Side Table With Fabric Storage Basket, $59.99, available at Amazon
When A Bar Cart Is Too Big (But So Is Your Booze Collection) Try going with a wall-mounted bar instead to save precious floor space — bonus points for one that also serves as an artful succulent garden. Gronomics Wall Mounted Wine Rack with Succulent Planter, $128.99, available at Hayneedle
When Your Floor Square Footage Is Nearly Nonexistent This fold-out wall shelf and storage-cage hybrid will support your stuff when floor space won’t allow for it. Birch Lane Guadalupe Bar Floating Shelf, $109.99, available at Birch Lane
When Your Bathroom Can’t Contain Your Beauty Routine This multi-tiered rolling cart is the vintage-chic answer for containing all of your personal products, from hair to skincare and more. Cost Plus World Market White Metal Ginger Rolling Cart, $79.98, available at Cost Plus World Market
When “Mud-Rooms” Are A Foreign Concept This smart entryway storage system is here to hang your entryway essentials in space-saving fashion. Honey Can Do Entryway Storage Coat Rack, $77.99, available at Joss & Main
When Your Apartment Is Your Bedroom (& Vice Versa) When small spaces don’t leave room for walls, create your own by setting up a standing-screen with built-in shelving compartments for extra boundaries and storage. Rose Home Fashion Woven Bamboo Room Divider With Display Shelves, $119.9, available at Amazon
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