Maximize Your Small Apartment Space With These Smart Furniture Finds

If you're short on square footage, furniture shopping can be extra difficult. Luckily, these apartment essentials from Houzz help to conserve space and keep you organized—plus, they look great doing it.

Gray quilted bed with two drawers below from Houzz photo

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4-Drawer Storage Platform Bed

Think outside the box spring (sorry) when it comes to your bed. This gray platform bed comes equipped with a four-drawer base, perfect for stowing away socks, pajamas, and other nighttime essentials. Thanks to its neutral hue, this space-efficient bed is also versatile enough to match any design aesthetic.

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White folding desk with one drawer from Houzz photo

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White Folding Desk

Even if you don't have room for a full home office, this folding desk will help you carve out a productive nook in your apartment. Spacious enough for a laptop, a notebook, and some office accessories, this desk also comes equipped with a small drawer and an upper shelf for additional storage. The best part? It folds up, so you can hide it away and reclaim your space when you no longer need it for work.

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Brown wooden kitchen cart with shelves, drawers, a wire basket, and a towel rack from Houzz photo

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Kitchen Cart

Okay, so maybe your current kitchen isn't exactly your dream kitchen—but you can make up for a lack of storage and counter space with this go-anywhere kitchen cart. It features two shelves and two drawers for housing cooking essentials; a metal hanging basket perfect for fresh fruit; a towel rack; a wine rack and a spacious flat tabletop that can double as one large cutting board. Bonus: Since the cart is on wheels, you can move it around as you please.

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Gray dining table and four chairs that fit under the table from Houzz photo

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5-Piece Dining Set

A full-sized dining table and chair set can be bulky, wasting valuable floor space in your all-important kitchen and dining area. This set allows you to reap the benefits of a traditional dining set without taking up too much room—the chairs tuck neatly into the table, like an easy, space-saving puzzle. Thanks to this round table and four chair set, you and your guests will now have a place to comfortably enjoy your meals.

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Gray midcentury modern sofa loveseat with two matching pillows from Houzz photo

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Mid-Century Modern Sofa Loveseat

Owning a great couch doesn't necessarily mean owning a giant couch. This tiny sofa packs a powerful punch, taking up only a little floor space while providing a plush, ultra-soft seating area for you and your guests. The sleek, modern design includes two matching arm pillows meaning you get even more comfort despite less space.

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Gray bookcase with various cubby spaces inside from Houzz photo

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Geometric Cubed Rectangular Bookcase

From books and magazines to DVDs and knick knacks, everything will have its own place thanks to this unique bookcase. Its cubbies and nooks can store far more items than the average bookshelf, making it an ideal (and stylish) storage center for a small apartment living room.

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Gray coffee table with lift top lid and storage inside from Houzz photo

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Lift Top Storage Coffee Table

Make your coffee table work overtime with this lift-top option. The table will not only act as a stylish place to put down your coffee but the top also smoothly lifts to reveal a hidden storage unit. Use the extra space to hide away remotes, controllers, and other living room items that aren't exactly display-worthy.

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Freestanding ladder desk with two drawers and two shelves from Houzz photo

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Freestanding Ladder Desk

Don't forget about maximizing your wall space! This ladder desk makes for a cozy and convenient study nook. It comes complete with two raised shelves for textbooks and folders, plus a lower shelf and drawer design to stow away pens, sticky notes, and planners. Plus, the simplistic white design can easily blend in with your current decor.

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Wire shelving unit with five shelves from Houzz photo

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5-Tier Wire Shelving Unit

If you're not lucky enough to have a full pantry in your apartment, this wire shelving unit is an easy (and effective!) substitute. Its five strong shelves can store and organize kitchen items, laundry essentials, and towels—basically it can help to store anything that doesn't have its own place in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or closet. Since each shelf holds 44 pounds, feel free to store away as much as you need, without having to worry about it collapsing.

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