These Affordable, Small-Space Swaps Will Help You Maximize Every Inch of Your Home

Sep 30, 2020

Furnishing a new small space or trying to maximize every square inch of your current one is, ironically, no small task. It means getting creative with multifunctional pieces, planning ahead to maximize storage, and, of course, finding furniture that’s small and stylish enough to make it all happen. Walmart’s huge collection of furniture, appliances, and home accessories includes an impressive number of items that are perfect for small spaces—and a surprising number of them are under $100. We took a look through the selection of small-space solutions, room by room, to find the cream of the crop.
Living room

The key to designing an efficient setup in a small living room is to think about multifunctionality. If your living room also doubles as your office, and maybe triples as your dining space, and possibly quadruples as a guest room ... keep all your different needs for these different functions top of mind when deciding what to buy.
Where to begin? A set of mid-century-inspired nesting tables clock in under $100 and instantly double the surface area of your average end table. The smaller table easily tucks away when not in use or could be put to use in another room (think bedside table or bathroom plant stand).
When you’re ready to level up, trade out your sofa for one that converts to a bed to make your living room work overtime as a guest room. The small space superhero: a multi-positional sofa like this one that easily converts from a sofa during the day to a lounger in the evening or a bed at night. The same goes for a modern lift-top coffee table. Closed, it keeps a low profile, and doubles as a desk or dining space when the top is lifted up.
Kitchen & dining

In any small kitchen, storage is the priority. Small-space dwellers might think that a tiny kitchen inevitably translates to “never enough storage,” but fret not—a few savvy swaps can help you make the most of what you’re working with. First: Think about the items that take up the most storage space in your kitchen. Besides the food itself, that probably means dinnerware, cookware, and small appliances.
When it comes to your dinnerware: Why have two sets when you can have just one? Invest in a set like this—it’s sturdy enough for everyday use but also feels formal enough for special occasions.

Your bedroom may be cozy (read: tiny), but it likely has walls (read: storage opportunities). Take advantage of that vertical space. Floating shelves are a great choice for adding extra storage without creating visual clutter, but to elevate your game even higher, try a version with an integrated mirror.     Every bedroom needs a bed, so level up by finding a comfy one that also offers some integrated storage. This one includes built-in drawers, which are a huge plus if you need some space to store off-season clothes, towels, or bedding.
If closet space is an issue, consider a hanging wardrobe. It’s an easy way to get some extra rack space for clothes, shoes, and accessories, and will encourage you to pare down your wardrobe to just the essentials. Versions like this one will even add a full-length mirror to your bedroom.
Last but not least, don’t hesitate to consider the possibility of including a workspace in your bedroom. A small desk can provide plenty of room for a laptop, as well as some extra storage space for work essentials. Pairing it with a sleek desk chair creates a zone that inspires style and productivity.

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