We all love IKEA for the way it marries versatility with a no-fuss approach to design—and in the chicest way. So when it comes to small spaces, those are exactly the characteristics we seek in order to maximize the limited square footage (we’re talking tiny studios where the bedroom and living room are essentially one and the same).
Clever storage solutions that minimize clutter, sleek furnishings that make the most of an empty nook, and accent pieces that play double duty are just a few of the many solutions we found in-store. And because you’re spending more time at home these days, making the most of your small space really matters. Read on to see the tried-and-true pieces from IKEA your studio apartment most definitely deserves.
The Ivar is an IKEA staple, and a small-space essential on top of that. Its ability to be wall-mounted creates a neat, airy space underneath, while the versatile shelving allows it to function as a dresser, media storage, and a shelf.
For the tiny studio that’s lacking space for a bed and a sofa, the key is finding a piece that can function as both. Enter this storage-friendly daybed, which manages to do all of the aforementioned while remaining effortlessly chic and small space–approved.
Chic storage solutions are a must for a small bedroom, especially one that comes sans closet. We’ve got our eye on these woven baskets, perfect for housing everything from laundry (it’s time to let go of that mesh hamper) to shoes and accessories.
This story was originally published in March 2017. It has been updated with new information.