Space-saving apartment decor ideas
Consider skipping the full-size coffee table in favor of a small end table, like this laptop table that easily hovers over the edge of the couch. It’s ideal for getting some work done or snacking in front of the TV.
World Market Alemeda Laptop Table, $59.99 on worldmarket.com
Instead of sticking cards, notes and pictures to the fridge, clip them onto this sleek wire grid and turn it into a decoration. Your CVS coupons never looked so good.
Urban Outfitters Wire Wall Square Grid, $59 on urbanoutfitters.com
Whether you have a traditional railroad apartment or open studio space, you’re going to need a few chairs. Pick up a few sturdy folding chairs that you can pop out for when guests come over, but easily tuck away when you don’t need them.
Mission Back Wood Folding Chair, $49.99 on bedbathandbeyond.com
New York City kitchens aren’t known for an abundance of counter space. The top of this mobile island works like a butcher block, while the shallow drawer and large compartment add more storage. It even includes a towel rack and shelf on the sides for extra utility.
Andover Mills Terrell Kitchen Island, $87.99 on wayfair.com
Mom wasn’t wrong: A messy pile of clothes really does take up more room than a neat stack. This recycled plastic organizer helps you stack perfectly folded shirts and keeps them tidy even when you pull one from the middle. It’s cleanliness magic.
ESTAX Clothes Organizer, $21.99 on amazon.com
Slide several bottles of wine into the stitched leather pockets on this hanging wine rack for easy storage. Not only does it make great use of vertical space, but it’s also quite a conversation piece.
Anthropologie Crosshatch Wine Rack, $98 on anthropologie.com
No matter how tiny your bedroom is, a hamper is essential. Buy a lightweight cotton option that you can collapse when you’re not using it. This one also comes with a drawstring closure, so you can easily tie up the bag and carry it down to the laundry room.
DOKEHOM Collapsible Laundry Basket, $14.99 on amazon.com
A good coat rack is a must if you live with roommates. Even if you’re riding solo, having a designated place to hang any and all coats, jackets and bags keeps you from dropping them aimlessly around your apartment.
Joss and Main Peirce Wall Rack, $41.99 on jossandmain.com