At House Beautiful, we believe great style comes in every size. That's why we're pretty obsessive over the art of making your limited space work smarter, not harder. From clever desks for your at-home office to stylish sleeper sofas for your tiny apartment to even the best indoor plants for small space gardeners, we've seen some of the smartest and chicest items for apartments, tiny homes, and even dorm rooms. For our first annual small space awards, we researched and reviewed the most clever small space gems that are not only beautiful but multi-functional too. If you’re frustrated with cramming giant-sized furniture into difficult areas, we made sure to find the top homewares for every inch of your household.
What that means? You don’t have to sacrifice space! Looking for the perfect way to store your pots and pans? We got it (vertical options are key)! Tired of lugging your bike up a narrow flight of stairs? We found an amazing choice for that too! Whether you’re in a tiny apartment or shared living space—you deserve to revamp your home without the fear of feeling clustered. These awards are dedicated to the tiny lifesavers that had a huge impact. Rethink what your home can do with the best small space-friendly options below.
This chic modular organization system is basically an entire laundry closet in a slim profile. Its clever features include a drying rack, laundry bag holder, and shelves for storing detergent or dryer sheets. Invite ease into your laundry day!
This deceptive door is the laundry solution you never knew you needed (or existed) until now. Install this functional doorway to your bedroom or bathroom, storing your dirty laundry and other household essentials in the prettiest way possible.
We can’t get over this versatile outdoor staple that can be used in every season. It can work as a sunbed, a coffee table, a bench, or a guest bed!
Declutter and reorganize your home with this hinge-mounted cabinet. Use this laid-out design to stack your popular kitchen ingredients or set it up in your bathroom if you’re a beauty aficionado with tons of products.
Get the best of both worlds with this super cozy double headboard bed frame. You can arrange this bed into any corner like a Tetris piece.
Is your bar cart too small to store your entertaining accessories? This upgrade's dual function doors open to reveal a lovely full-service bar that also includes an interior rope light so you can find your cocktail shakers with ease.
There's a reason Kartell's iconic Componibili—designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1969—continues to be a hit today: It's a functional, fashion-forward item to set next to your bed or entertainment area. The utilitarian doors slide open to hold your belongings in three separate compartments, all within a small, circular footprint.
Your days of combing through pots and pans to find matching lids are about to be over, thanks to this stackable set of high-performance cookware. The modern design tucks away removable handles and flat-lying lids for your most clever kitchen storage trick yet.
Coley Home was born out of founder Coley Hull's frustration with gettign a bed delivered to her NYC apartment. The resulting 100% foam headboards are packaged in UPS-shippable boxes (and come in a variety of upholstery styles so you don't have to sacrifice style!)
With a consumer-friendly setup and weatherproof exterior, your package drop-offs are protected by a programable combination lock. The interior is even insulated for grocery or meal kit deliveries!
Not into soup? With this customizable flatware set you can build the assortments that work for you–and skip the pieces that'll just end up crowding your utensil drawer. The finely-crafted utensils are available in three different finishings and six sophisticated colors, bringing elegance to your dining room table.
Speaking of utensil drawer clutter: Find your desired flatware without rummaging through drawers using this organizer. The small icons designed on this essential organizer allow you to quickly separate your cutlery into the correct compartments.
This triple-duty cart is slim enough to tuck into a small bathroom corner and versatile enough to store all of your favorite toiletries. More of a chef? Use it for spices and dish towels in the kitchen. Artist? It'll store craft supplies and sheets of paper, too!
Modular cabinets will spark creativity in the way you map out storage around your home. This gorgeous oak set features four sections of varying heights to either group together or strategically place wherever you choose.
A space-saving hack is purchasing sectional units to create a piece that’s custom to any size room you have. Working with a really small space? This corner seat by Floyd is all you need.
While we love the nostalgic feel of a picnic blanket, you can elevate al fresco dining with this foldable picnic table. Set it up on your balcony for morning coffee or for guests when you need extra seating—then fold it up and slide it behind the door when it's not in use.
If you can vividly remember the time you accidentally dyed your clothes pink, this laundry basket has a handy divider for light and dark clothes. Grab the removable tote bags when you’re ready to start your laundry day.
This neat rail desk designed by Keji Ashizawa is a minimalist’s dream. Whether you’re looking to dedicate a designated area as a workspace, line up your favorite novels, or create somewhere to place your beloved plants, this desk is a practical beauty.
Looking for extra lighting? This swing-arm illuminates a room without taking up floor or table space!
Any fan of quick one-pot dishes will love this innovative pan. This cult-favorite Always Pan was designed to replace eight traditional pieces of cookware. If you’ve been eyeing the variety of colors for a while now, take this as your sign to buy one.
A smart garden is a friend to advanced green thumbs and budding plant lovers. You don’t a backyard or ample counter space to use this indoor garden to grows herbs, fruits, and vegetables for you to enjoy.
Roll this utility cart into your kitchen, bedroom, or workspace. Its small and helpful size can slide into any area as extra storage space.
Looking for a new dishwasher? This portable option features five washing programs to keep your items sparkling. It can even give your favorite fruits from the farmer’s market a deep wash.
This multi-tasking armoire cabinet can work as a desk (your home office just got prettier) or a bar cabinet! Inspired by Cuban window paintings, the interior is just as captivating with a large mirror, pull-out shelf, drawers, and other useful storage elements.
At last, you can cook without feeling cramped in your kitchen with this cute cart. Utilize the countertop to prepare dinner and the cabinet below to store a stand mixer, serving ware, hand towels, and more.
Experience top-tier sound coverage without setting up a huge amplifier. These adaptable in-wall speakers will make your home the go-to spot for movie nights.
This design-forward crib is a well-deserved gift to your beautiful baby and your investment in their developing stages. The convertible bed adjusts from a chic mini crib to a full crib and, finally, a toddler bed. Sweet dreams, guaranteed.
Position this contemporary side table by your couch or bed. We love the locking drawer designed with a replaceable carbon filter to keep personal items out of sight and scents out too!
The HB team can’t stop gushing about this television, which serves as artwork when not in use (meaning you don't have to dedicate 1/4 of your wall space to a black box 90% of the time!). The Frame’s newest model is perfectly slim and will capture every scene in full color, whether it’s your favorite show or artwork from a museum.
This portable compact washing machine is the missing piece to your tiny apartment. You can install it permanently to your plumbing, or roll it out to connect to your sink whenever it’s time to finish your chores.
No matter what your design style is, Flor has hundreds of rug patterns that will blend seamlessly with your aesthetic. Customize your own rug by choosing the number of modular fabric tiles you would need to assemble your dream rug, fit perfectly to your space. Durable, washable, and nontoxic—what isn’t there to love?
If you’ve ever wondered if your vacuum really digs deep when cleaning, this Dyson has an LCD screen that reveals the real-time results of your deep cleaning session. Plus, the detachable stick style means it fits easily into small cabinets or under sinks in littler kitchens.
Feast your eyes on the most imaginative bunk bed for adults. Yes, you never have to lose your childlike wonder when marveling at a cozy sofa that transforms into a bunk bed. The top bunk features a barrier, safety lock, and ladder so your guests can sleep in peace.
Enjoy a restaurant-level meal with an appliance crafty enough to actually be worthy of its counter space. The electric cooker can sear and braise meat or simmer homemade soup. The accurate temperature probe ensures your dinner is a success whether it’s serving one or a large family. You may never need your oven again—so go ahead and make like Carrie Bradshaw and use it as shoe storage.
After a year of home workouts and challenges, you deserve to treat yourself to a smart mirror that holds a huge library of workouts to push you towards your fitness goals. If the futuristic design wasn’t enough, the mirror also works as a storage unit to hold your dumbbells, resistance bands, kettlebells, and more.
Confidently take in a breath of fresh air with this 7-inch pluggable air sanitizer. It helps fight against airborne germs and household odors caused by bacteria. Bid adieu to lingering cooking fumes and stubborn pet smells!
Thanks to the active cooling technology featured in this slim-profile wine cooler, your glass of pinot grigio will be just the right temperature! Cheers to stocking on your favorites (the cooler can hold 27 bottles), freeing up fridge space, and ensuring your home looks cool too.
Kiss goodbye to bus-sized furniture stealing precious space. You’ll be happy to sink into this 74-inch long reversible sectional.
Whether you love to watch your favorite shows or talk to family as you cook, this high-tech range hood will elevate your cooking in one smart touch. Some of our favorite features include the dual camera and guided cooking app that will allow you to video chat with friends for recipes or snap pictures of your delicious meal.
Struggling to fit all of your chargers and plugs into awkwardly placed outlets? This dual charging station will keep your cellphone and headphones fully charged without tangling wires.
In addition to its soft-close drawers and built-in lighting (meaning no space taken by a table lamp!), this contemporary table was designed with subtle storage for your bedtime essentials.
Not sure you want to invest in a TV? Entertain yourself with a high-quality projector that is compatible with your favorite streaming services. Bonus: your family can enjoy the built-in access to interactive and educational content for kids.
If you’re a fan of air-drying your clothes, this eco-friendly laundry rack uses a pulley system to attach to your ceiling. It doesn’t get more vertical than suspending in the air.
You’ll feel like you’re floating on a cloud when sitting on this daybed, which can act as a sofa, bench, or bed depending on the need.
If you’re a new parent or expecting, this compact and washable baby stroller is a gift to your bundle of joy and yourself—especially if you live in an apartment. The stroller folds into a lightweight tote when you’re done using it.
A smaller unit in scale than most stackables, here’s a vertical win from top to bottom: The built-in intelligence included in this single unit washer and dryer will get the job done (even huge comforters) without taking up so much space. The height puts everything in reach, meaning you don't have to be an NBA player to do laundry.
Travel from one room to the next with a compact coffee and tea tumbler. The wide mouth showcases your barista-worthy latte art while keeping your beverage hot for over eight hours. The true ceramic coating will allow your drink to taste just as fresh as your morning cup of joe.
If you’re used to your home receiving a lot of foot traffic, this three-tier entryway rack will stop your guests in their tracks. The beautiful multi-purpose rack can be used as a side table on one level, decor display on the next, and shoe rack as the final row.
Add elegance to your space with this mid-century modern beauty, whose bed extends flush from its back, saving precious inches. Plus, the plush cushions are filled with foam and trillium (a hypoallergenic alternative) so your lucky guests will gush about this five-star treatment.
This electric cargo bike is not only lightweight but can stand vertically to save space!