10 things you need if you live in a small space

    We’ve been talking a lot about small spaces this month—from tiny cabins we like to indulge in, to multipurpose stuff, and expert design tips that make living in a small space easy. Hopefully by now you’ve seen that with the right mindset (and the right decor + furnishings) small spaces can serve up great design potential. If you are feeling inspired to maximize your square feet with the help of recent and unique finds, read on to discover Small home decor best friend of the space. Looking for more ways to furnish your small space? Visit Design Milk Shop.

    bendo luxury wall hooks

    We don’t mean to brag, but Bendo’s CLIP wall hook went viral on our TikTok earlier this month — they’re clearly doing something right. Luxe’s ​​version of this best-selling paperclip design features ultra-modern, neutral, and metallic finishes for a sleek, high-quality look. Each of these sturdy wall hooks can hold up to 13 lbs. And they can be used both indoors and outdoors, making them so much more than just fun wall decor (watch interior decorator Danny Clarke put it to the test on TikTok!). Use it to hang hats, towels, bags, and scarves or to display and store vinyl records and other valuable items. Just one note! Bendo items are carefully shipped from their home base in Australia, and are 100% worth the wait.

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    cliff risers

    Open space shelves are the holy grail of small space living. Use it in kitchen cabinets to create extra shelves where there are no shelves, on your worktops for double storage, or in your home office as a laptop lift. The clean, modern look of whitewashed wood and white steel legs makes these levers as impressive as they are comfortable.

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    puik . design mirror

    A no secret weapon for making small spaces appear larger, mirrors are essential to add depth and natural light to a room. The FACETT mirror cleverly turns this look upside down thanks to its 3D design that gives depth to a typical flat object. Delicate edge cuts give this modern wall mirror a sleek, geometric look while the fun 3D aesthetic doesn’t take itself too seriously.

    $75 – $150
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    A fun way to dip your toe into the oversized design trend, these Cloudnola hooks are a space-loving way to combat clutter and store hanging items. Wooden Screw Hooks add a dash of whimsy and fun to any room in the house and are filled with convenient everyday uses – like your entryway for coats, dog leashes and umbrellas, in your bathroom for towels and bathrobes, or in your bedroom for bags and scarves.

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    shivering shake

    We can’t talk about décor for small spaces without talking about the innovative shelf rack from Merkled Studio. The smart and simple design combines the utility of a shelf with a wall hook and can even be used outdoors for maximum convenience. We love the shelves’ modular design that can be mixed and matched with other Merkled shelves and hooks, allowing small space dwellers to create a flexible wall storage solution to their liking.

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    deepest lamp

    When you live in a smaller space, the less you have on floors and surfaces, the better. This is why wall-mounted lighting fixtures like the YOY Wall Light from Innermost are so essential. Unlike your typical wall sconce, YOY lights back on the wall in the shape of a lampshade, creating a modern optical illusion that even your simplest friends will appreciate. Cleverly hidden within the fixture’s crisp white aluminum and steel profile, the YOY light source shows off a strong glow that is both functional and decorative.

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    entrance shelf

    The Open Spaces Entryway Rack is Instagram famous for good reason. Its high-quality design and modern color combination make traditional shoe racks shameless, and make them a stylish storage solution you’ll be proud to display anywhere in the home. We even dare say that the Entryway Rack will become prime real estate for your coveted items – making it more than just a storage rack, but a way to accentuate your decorative personality. And did we mention ease of assembly?!

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    Alden table

    Essential tip for furnishing a small space? Make every piece a value. The Alden Table by Ciseal is more than just a side table or end table, it’s a way to add extra storage. Equal parts modern and simple, the Alden Table is handcrafted to order using layers of wood veneer that are glued, layered, and shaped into a smooth curved shape. The top surface is spacious enough to accommodate your needs, while the handy shelves below can easily accommodate stacks of books and magazines.

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    Bamboo wall clock

    You know we can’t resist a modern 2-in-1, and this nifty upgrade to Cloudnola’s best-selling flip-watches is the hybrid we didn’t know we needed. Texttime Clock + Floating Shelf is a fun and unique way to tell the time, sure — but it’s also a space-saving storage solution and can be mounted on the wall as a shelf for small things. The sleek, modern design fits in anywhere too, from your bedroom and living space to your kitchen or office at home.

    300 dollars
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    soft stools

    Looking to bring color to your space? Enter the colorful Paperthin stool from Lennart Lauren. Made of powder-coated steel (and therefore suitable for both exterior and interior use), Paperthin Stool is just the kind of all-purpose furniture that small spaces depend on. Use it as a side table or coffee table, and of course – as extra seating when entertaining. Its modern, curved shape will instantly update your space, while the bold and playful palette of colors injects joy and energy into your home décor.

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    Alexa is the Commerce Editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound Phoebe. Longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stop in any new city is art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM’s shop picks, she might be buried in a book, watching reality TV, or venturing around her town with her partner and puppy.