21 Ways to Maximize Your Tiny Living Space - Goodies Share

21 Ways to Maximize Your Tiny Living Space

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1. 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.

Reviewer uses white garment rack with four storage areas to display pink clothes and a pink camera
Reviewer uses same style clothing storage rack to hang up clothes and fold T-shirts

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 $76.82+ (available in five styles and two colors).

2. Display your favorite plant babies in these macrame hangers. They’ll look so pretty suspended from a curtain rod or ceiling and they’ll help free up windowsill space.

White macrame hangers carrying gold, blush, dark blue, and magenta plant pots
hand holds blue planter nestled in white macrame plant hanger
Tortue Crafts/ Etsy, Tortue Crafts / Etsy

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

decorative white, gray, and black basket with pillows and throw inside


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 four colors).

4. Maximize your bedroom floor plan with a storage-friendly bed that’ll be great for catching up on sleep *and* stashing away seasonal clothes or soft linens. This bed comes with four rolling drawers that’ll easily fit sweaters and folded sheets.

gray bed with tufted headboard and four rolling storage drawers underneath

5. And use a decorative pillow to make your bed a focal point. Place it in front of solid shams or even better, stack it with other cozy pillows and turn a small unused corner into a new relaxation spot.

pink, white, and yellow floral-print tassel rectangle pillow on white bedding


Jungalow is a small business that sells colorful home decor, furniture, and gifts. From throw pillows to candle holders, you’ll find gorgeous products that’ll brighten up your living space.

Get it from Jungalow for $72.

6. Enjoy your meals and still have room in your kitchen with a small dining set. That awkward corner between the fridge and apartment door can finally get the revamp it deserves.

Reviewer's two-piece black table and chairs set with a shelf for bowls and photo frames
Reviewers use the same dining set in their small apartment, which is filled with wine bottles on the shelf


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 $159.99+ (available in two colors).

7. Place a love seat in your living room if you don’t have the space for large 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


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 $178.38.

8. And get a coffee table for the random collection of stuff in your living room: It’s sturdy enough for flower vases, magazine stacks, and remotes. Plus, you can finally have a safe spot for coffee cups and glasses that’s not the floor.

A geranium and two plant pots on a reviewer's marble-top coffee table
Front view of reviewer's same marble-top coffee table


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 $127.65+ (available in two colors).

9. Apply makeup and store necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with a hanging mirror, which will spare you from having to buy a vanity or clunky jewelry box when you’re already short on square footage.

circular mirror with hanging gold jewelry on the bottom half
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.

10. Attach a foldable desk to your bedroom wall if you want a flexible working space in basically any corner. It comes with plenty of shelves for writing supplies, easily fits a laptop, and can be folded up whenever you’re not using it.

Reviewer's white foldable writing desk  with an agenda and writing utensils
Reviewer shows same white foldable desk folded up above their laundry hamper


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 $74.99+ (available in three colors).

11. And cleverly hide all your e-clutter with this cool row of cut-up books. You won’t have to look at your wifi router, tangled monitor wires, and charging cords when you’re working at your “desk,” AKA the kitchen counter or coffee table.

before: a home office with a pile of routers, Amazon Alexas, and other cords next to the computer; after: the same space, except all you see is a row of colorful book spines
Covogoods / Etsy

Here’s how it’s made: The spines of the books are attached together and have all the pages and covers cut out of them, except two covers on the ends. You can customize how long you would like it to be and choose a color scheme.

Covogoods is a small business based in Utah that specializes in hidden storage and home decor goods.

Promising review: “Wonderful!! We spent the past month remodeling our living room, but we didn’t account for how AWFUL the cable boxes and modem were going to look on our beautiful new shelves. Saw this, and had to have it! Covogoods not only communicated quickly with me, but were EXTREMELY accommodating in my requests. Turned out exactly how I envisioned it, and dimensions were spot on! No more ugly cable boxes and wires!” —Lindsey Martinez

Get one from Covogoods on Etsy for $21+ (available in 16 colors and 14 lengths).

12. Reduce clutter in your bathroom with a space-saving storage unit: It easily fits over your throne and holds a lot of cleaning supplies, towels, and toilet paper.

brown storage unit with three shelves above white toilet


Promising review: “Beautiful addition for our guest bath! Much sturdier and better quality than cheap ones from the superstores.” —Target Customer

Get it from Target for $85.99.

13. And 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.

clear shower curtain with pocket storage over pink bath tub


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 $18.67.

14. Display an “invisible” shelf on your living room wall to show off your favorite reads. It also makes a great replacement for a bulky bookcase.

Reader's colorful set of books on two "invisible" wall shelves in their living room
Reviewer makes a "bookshelf" with three "invisible" shelves filled with novels and plants


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.

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.

A messy drawer with red, green, and blue plastic lids
Same drawer without the clutter after a reviewer used a white food storage lid container to organize covers


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 $15.99+ (available in three sizes).

16. And 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.

cabinet with gray nonskid shelves filled with different spice bottles


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 $14.99.

17. Pin a gorgeous tapestry to the wall above your couch, bed, or desk. It’ll go with all of your furniture and you can gaze at it when you need a break from scrolling through your phone or work emails.

Pink, brown, and white patterned tapestry with a woman wearing moon earrings and a shirt that says "golden"
Legendary Rootz


Legendary Rootz is a small business based in Phoenix, Arizona. They specialize in apparel, home decor, and tech accessories with colorful designs.

Get it from Legendary Rootz for $45+ (available in two sizes).

18. Arrange shoes on 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

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 $21.87 (available in two colors).

19. And mount a cute wall hook (or two) that’ll hold up lightweight jackets, hats, and tote bags on the back of a door. What’s cool about these little circles? They’re made from broken skateboards and they’ll make it easy to find what you need when it’s time to leave.

Colorful circle-shaped recycled hooks holding up a zip-up fleece and shopping bag


Promising review: “These hooks are *so cool*. They look amazing and are quite sturdy. Bonus is that each hook came with an anchor and instructions on what size hole to drill — you could not have made things easier on top of the beauty!” —Etsy Customer

Get it from SkateOrDesign on Etsy for $17.50+ (available in sets of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and 15 colors).

20. Turn a bare countertop into a plant nook with these beach stone vases. You can line them up or stagger them next to each other, depending on the aesthetic you’re going for. No cabinet space or shelves? No worries, because they’ll help you work with the small kitchen space you have.

round beach stone vases in various sizes with leafy plants inside of them
round beach stone vases with various stem plants next to kitchen sink


Promising review: “I love the weightiness of the stone, and is a perfect combination of minimalist design and nature. Would recommend 100% as a piece to decorate your space.” —Bloomist Customer

Get them from Bloomist for $28+ (available in three sizes).

21. And 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.

storage-friendly TV stand made out of wood with storage shelves underneath
same TV stand with white doors and a large flatscreen TV on top
Amazon, amazon.com


Promising review: “Small tv stand, very basic. Works fine and gets the job done but I have a 32-inch tv and it fits perfectly. Wouldn’t recommend this stand for a large room. Great for apartments and smaller rooms.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $128.38+ (available in three colors).

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