It may be annoying, but a lack of space can be easily solved with some creativity. The more you can think within your walls—the better. Since some things are necessary to have on hand- so we need to come up with easy storage options.
Living in a small apartment shouldn't prevent you from taking care of your storage needs. We'll show how to arrange your home using innovative small-space storage solutions.
Here are some storage solutions for small spaces.
Small-apartment storage ideas for your entrance
Even in areas like doorways, take advantage of blank wall space with a full-length mirror to make even the smallest corners appear larger and brighter because of the natural light reflection. To maximize space in a small doorway, use a shoe-shelf that doubles as a bench for sitting.
Over-the-door hooks are a great option because they don’t require tools or adhesive, and you can easily hang coats and jackets. They come in different shapes and colors to hang various things like coats, keys, and bags. Test them on your walls to make sure they are truly removable and stick well.
The space above your doors is the most underrated area in every apartment. Installing shelving or cabinets over your entrance can surprise you with how much extra space it offers.
Storage solutions for the living room
The living room is often the second-largest room after the bedroom unless it is a studio. Of course, there are instances when a living room might be larger than a bedroom, which is why it can easily offer space for storage.
How to store cardboard boxes in an apartment? Cardboard boxes are good, but you don’t want them to be visible. Find a stack of boxes that match the overall interior and place them in the corner of a room. Boxes come in various materials like wicker, metal, plastic, or colorful cardboard.
You can look for a few planks of wood and use stacks of your books to prop them up to make a shelf. This construction saves you space, as you’re using an item that needs to be stored to help store other items. If you have many books, you can do this in each room.
Storage ideas for small bedrooms
Small spaces might be a continual battle against mess, but creative storage options can keep your rooms tidy. Attach tiny cubes or shelves to the wall for open storage. They don’t take up a lot of space, but it's a perfect spot for books, design elements, and speakers. Use the surface of the tables for drinks and other items.
Space-saving chairs are a great option if you need chairs and additional space. Modern stores provide a variety of colors, materials, finishes, and styles, whether you are looking for such witty chairs.
Choose furniture that offers concealed storage in unique ways to make the most of storage in tiny spaces. For example, a kitchen stool can have a lower drawer that can be pulled out to store additional pillows, blankets, and other essentials.
Home improvement for tiny kitchens
Not having a pantry in your new kitchen can be solved with a little improvisation. Use a bookshelf to make an open pantry for all of your dry cooking supplies. You can buy jars of different shapes and colors to keep cooking supplies. Plates and cups will make your open pantry look organized and original.
People who live in small apartments know the pain of never having enough cabinet space. If you’ve run out of storage in your kitchen, add a cart to a bank of cabinets. For a more seamless look, choose something that matches your cabinet’s color and size. Hanging a shelf from the ceiling adds flair to your space while also serving as a convenient spot to hang your stuff. If you have crowded walls or simply want to hang a shelf over a kitchen island or other central features, a swinging shelf would be perfect.
Find these ideas useful? If you have any other suggestions on how to save space in your rental, share them in the comments.