16 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Small Apartment

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If you don’t have a lot of wall space but still wanna ~spice up~ your apartment, consider a corner gallery wall.


Add some extra light to your room with this DIY wall lamp hack that doesn’t require an outlet or electrician to install.


Give yourself some much-needed storage space by adding risers to your bed.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Risers come in every style from your basic black to these more natural wood finishes, but I’d highly recommend getting some with built-in outlets like these; all from Bed Bath & Beyond. They were a life saver in my tiny college dorm and open up tons of space for storage boxes, suitcases, or whatever else you might need to tuck away.


Double your storage as decor by displaying things like tote bags, hats, or even jewelry on your walls.


Hanging these on your walls not only makes storing bulkier items easier, but also reminds you of what you have when you’re looking for that little something to complete your outfit. It’s a win-win!


Adding caddies to your furniture or inside cabinet doors gives you extra space while also keeping things nice and organized.


Add caddies to your furniture or inside cabinet doors to give yourself a place to store everything from hair products in your bathroom to art supplies in your bedroom without making them an eyesore. Check out this guide for a damage-free way to do this yourself.


You can do the same thing with Command Hooks to keep your kitchen supplies or jewelry neat and tidy, too.


Use corner shelves to make the most out of space you wouldn’t otherwise use.


You can find these shelves on Wayfair for $62.99.


Add a (temporary) pop of color to your walls with washi tape or removable wallpaper.


Just because you can’t paint your walls doesn’t mean you can’t still switch it up! There are tons of removable wallpaper styles available now, but if you’re looking for something a little more simple, washi tape is a great alternative! Learn about transforming your wall with a geometric washi tape pattern here.


Spruce up your kitchen and bathroom with some removable tile/wallpaper that’ll make it look brand new for a fraction of the price.


Utilize the wasted space above your toilet by building up with shelves or storage units like this one.


They’re easy to assemble, hold a ton of stuff, and are minimalistic enough that they don’t make the bathroom feel even more crowded. You can find this one on Wayfair for $26.99.


Give yourself a little extra room to decorate by installing a budget-friendly faux sofa table.


It’s surprisingly easy to make! All you need is a piece of wood and a few L-brackets and…voila! Learn how to do it for yourself here.


Make the most of your closet by adding an extra shelf or two at the bottom for easy-access storage boxes or the perfect place for your shoes.


Fellow short people who can’t reach the top shelf of their closet, do yourself a favor and install one of these! Here’s how you can do it.


Swap out bulky furniture you don’t use all the time — like desks and tables — for foldable versions.


You can find this foldable desk on Wayfair for $179.99.


Add things to your apartment that have more than one use, like an ottoman that doubles as storage or this wall art that also holds essential oils.


Alternatively, turn the things you already own into multi-use items, like this mirror with hidden storage space on the back.


If you already own a standing mirror, add some hooks (Command Hooks work just fine!) and a bar to the back to make the most of what you already have.


And finally, give your shelves a little extra storage space with these easy-to-attach baskets.


They’re require no tools to install and are the perfect place to store the TV remotes or game controllers you’re not currently using. Learn how to do it here.

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