The Genius Small-Space Solutions We Found at Bed Bath & Beyond
Who says small has to be cramped?
Published Dec 22, 2017 5:45 AM
Among other things, 2017 was the year of the tiny home. From tiny domes to mobile homes, it seems like this past year saw a lot of people voluntarily downsizing in favor of simpler, more intentionally-designed lifestyles.
Now this may not be the case for everyone living in a small space, but it does mean that the options for multifunctional furniture and decor pieces are more numerous than ever. One—slightly surprising—purveyor of stylish small space solutions? Bed Bath & Beyond, which offers a wide range of items at affordable prices. And with 20 percent off when you sign up for their emails, finding the perfect solution to your tiny apartment woes doesn’t have to cost a ton.
No room for a bar cart, no problem. A chic serving tray is all you need to DIY a bar cart—simply fill with your favorite beverages and display on a side table. When you’re not using it for entertainment purposes, the tray makes a great catch-all for smaller decor items.
Keep this gold-finished side table in your entryway to hold mail or newspapers in the side, and store keys on the top. If you’re even tighter on space, the table fits seamlessly over the arm of a chair or sofa.
A bench, table, and storage unit all in one, this mid-century wooden bench is the ultimate multifunctional furniture piece. Brighten up your tiny space by choosing the sunny yellow color; which, ICYMI, is very on trend at the moment.
All the functionality of wire baskets and the rustic style of a wooden side table. These accent tables are ideal for storing throw blankets or magazines and clearing up coveted surface space at the same time. And since they come in a set of two, move one to your bedroom to use as a laundry hamper.
If you’re going to invest in one big piece of furniture for your tiny living space, make it a cabinet like this one. With both drawers and shelves—and ample surface space—you’ll be able to store a ton in this mid-century style buffet table.
The power of a good mobile cart cannot be overstated. Short on counter space in the kitchen? This “apartment cart” has a stainless steel top for easy meal prep. Need extra bathroom storage for your beauty products? This cart has a cabinet, a drawer, a shelf, and a rack to dry your hand towel.
Zenith Wood Medicine Cabinet, $199.99
If your bathroom doesn’t have a medicine cabinet, add one in ASAP. Not only does the mirror open up the space and amplify lighting, but the hidden cabinets will solve all your organizational problems. We love that this one comes with wicker baskets, perfect for storing hair tools and larger bottles that might not fit neatly on a shelf.
Keep all three tables out when you need them and hide them away when you don’t. Never go without enough table space again. Whether working from home (i.e. working from your couch) or eating sans dining table, this set is definitely useful.
Working from home without a home office can be tough, particularly when you have zero storage space. When that happens, make the most of empty walls and mount a small desk like this antique-looking mahogany one. Admittedly, it’s not the biggest desk in the world, but it fits a laptop and has has enough storage for all your desk necessities.
SALT Pantry Organizer, $39.99
Low on kitchen cabinet space? An over-the-door pantry is going to be your new best friend. And while it’s perfect in the kitchen, an adjustable shelf system like this one will help organize your bathroom, laundry room, and bedroom too.