By Elly Leavitt

Published on August 9, 2017

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ICYMI: Ikea officially debuted their 2018 catalog earlier this week. While we might not be able to actually buy everything just yet, there are lots of great pieces giving us reason to look forward to the new year. Following the “Make room for life” theme, every item in the upcoming range is designed simply with functionality and flexibility in mind, with a focus of adapting to the constantly-evolving nature of the modern living space. Take a look at a few of our favorite picks, with small spaces in mind. 

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This is a multifunctional piece if we’ve ever seen one. It’s a sofa, a daybed, and a storage solution, all in one. Hang pieces from the wire mesh detailing and keep everything from books to shoes neatly stacked on the shelves.

Ekebol Sofa, $399

 
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Ideal for storing all the little things you don’t want cluttered around, this ottoman also doubles as extra seating. As an added bonus, it’s one of the few pieces from the catalog you can actually buy now.

Ektorp Ottoman, $149

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This spot is a work-from-home employee’s best friend. It’s wall-mounted to take up minimal space and has tons of storage to keep all your desk necessities organized.

Svalnäs Workspace, $285

 
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Charge your smartphone, store your accessories, and light up your room all at the same time. The Varv lamp base is sleek and simple, designed to easily fit in any corner of your home.

Varv Floor Lamp Base, $84.99

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Low on kitchen space? This utility cart is super affordable and functional—use as storage, as a bar cart, or even as a mobile serving tool for easy entertaining.

Sunnersta Utility Cart, $29.99

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If you’re working with a smaller entryway, save space and simultaneously de-clutter with a storage compartment that doubles as seating.

Mackapär Bench with Storage, $59.99

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Not everyone has a dining room (or space for a dining table), so make your kitchen table work overtime by opting for a convertible one. You can add one or two leaves to the Ingatorp table depending on how much more extra table space you need.

Ingatorp Drop-Leaf Table, $129

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Technically, this is a plant stand; but if you’re not into the idea of three planters on the same stand, use one (or two!) of the plates as storage for other household items like candles or books.

Satsumas Plant Stand, $29.99 

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Make up for a lack in wall space with an over-the-door hanging mirror, which also works as an accessories rack. 

Garnes Over-the-Door Mirror, $29.99

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If you’re a fan of the standing desk trend, try Knotten. In addition to being a compact workspace, it also has storage for things like keys and cables, thanks to side hooks and a cord management technology. 

Knotten Standing Desk, $149 

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The most useful hallway furniture item you’ll ever buy, the Mackapär rack has both shelves and hooks to keep all your outerwear organized in one place.

Mackapär Coat Rack, $49.99

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Blending ample storage with easy mobility, this coffee table is more than just decorative. Its modern design is perfect for those who favor practicality and minimalism.

Lalleröd Coffee Table, $59

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