What to Buy at Target if You Live in a Tiny Apartment
Multifunctional and affordable is the name of the game.
Published Dec 10, 2017 10:00 AM
Affordable prices? Check. Of-the-moment trends courtesy of numerous collaborations with designers and brands? Check. A seemingly never-ending supply of inventory? Check. Target is pretty much our go-to one stop shop for all things home goods, and while every kind of shopper can benefit from the retailer’s offerings, it’s particularly great for small space dwellers.
Project 62, Target’s newest in-house decor line that launched in fall 2017, is a prime example of this because the entire collection was made for tiny apartments. Think: inexpensive, versatile items that provide storage and serve multiple purposes. But even without the new brand, Target has tons of affordable, multifunctional finds perfect for those of us with a little less square footage than we’d like. Here, some of our favorites.
Concrete Hanging Planter, $12.99
No space for a garden? Try a hanging one instead, and make use of the often-overlooked ceiling real estate. This planter’s modern design makes it look a lot more expensive than it actually is, and the rope is super durable so you won’t have to worry about your new plant friends falling to untimely deaths when you’re not home to tend to them.
Whip out this table for summer entertaining on your balcony (or, if you’re lucky, patio) to serve as either a dining area or a makeshift bar cart. Then, simply fold flat and keep in a corner so the table takes up minimal space when not in use.
Metal Storage Bin in Black, $34.99
Out of sight, out of mind. A small space can look even smaller when it’s full of clutter or things lying around on the floor, so tidy up your home with a chic storage bin. This one is big enough to fit a whole bunch of things—from shoes to throw blankets to magazines, and everything in between.
Wall Hooks, set of 3, $16.99
These pretty enamel hooks are so much chicer than cheap plastic ones, and are sturdy enough to last. If you don’t have a coat closet or space for a coat rack, wall hooks are definitely a must in the winter months.
A tabletop, storage piece, and extra seating all in one, this ottoman is going to revolutionize yourtiny living room. Its classic design makes this a timeless piece sure to fit into any decor scheme.
Storage Cart, $29.99
The wheels on this organizational piece make it all the more functional, because you can switch up the way you use it easily. It’ll replace a linen closet in the bathroom, as you can neatly store folded towels on the bottom level and keep other toiletries together on the top. Or, use as a DIY pantry of sorts if your kitchen is lacking in cabinetry.
No counter space, no problem. Perfect for storing extra detergents and cleaning supplies, this expandable rack is durable and will hold virtually anything. Plus, locating those laundry pods is so much easier when your under-sink area isn’t a jumbled mess.
3-2-1 Cube Organizer Shelf, $39.99
Keep anything from folded knits to books in this multifunctional piece. Added bonus? Two of the cube tops are low enough to double as a tabletop of sorts. Throw on a table lamp for some extra lighting and make this furniture item go the extra mile.
Galvanized Metal and Wood Wall Shelf, set of 3, $39.99
When you run out of square footage on your floor, it’s time to turn to your walls. Maximize every inch of space you do have and opt for floating wall shelves to store your smaller items rather than side tables or bookshelves. Galvanized metal gives these an industrial look that will instantly elevate the look of any room.
Shelf Stick Floor Lamp, $66.49
Who says a lamp only provides light? This one can charge your phone, thanks to a discreetly-placed USB charger, as well as provide extra surface space. Opt for this modern piece instead of a side table.
Whitmor Slat Wood Garment Rack, $59.99
Calling all apartment-dwelling fashionistas: The solution to your closet woes is here. Free up closet space by hanging up bulkier coats and jackets here—there’s even a shoe rack.
Holmes Metal/Glass Desk, $118.99
Sleek and simple, this makeshift computer desk is ideal for anyone who works from home, thanks to a sliding door that can hold a keyboard and any extra desk equipment. Its contemporary style allows it to work in any room of the house. Use as a dining table for one, a breakfast bar, or an entryway console.
This story was originally published January 7, 2018. It was updated with new products April 27, 2018.