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8 Small Space Essentials: What You Need

Personal Growth

April 19, 2022

From house hunting to creating apartment checklists, what you might have envisioned would be an exciting experience could quickly turn sour, especially when it involves getting the right accessories for a small space. There are often questions about what small space essentials are required and how to make the most of the little space you own.

Small space living—whether in a studio apartment or single bedroom, requires that you purchase items with tact. Everything you own must be of the utmost importance; otherwise, be patient until you get a bigger space. You ought to look out for items that serve multiple purposes, help you store pieces, and give your room a spacious and organized appearance.

Your room should be delightful to walk into, not obscene! This article will help make the process of purchasing items less of a hassle by suggesting 8 must-have essentials for living in a small space.

1. Curtains

Curtains afford you the dual benefit of privacy and security. They equally filter/block out direct sunlight and add a cozy and warm feel to your room—particularly thick curtains. The downside of thick curtains is that they can make a room look slightly smaller, while sheer curtains made of lightly colored fabric expand the room.

Curtains have a huge impact on home decor/fashion, and the right ones can take your room's style to the next level. Additionally, they prevent dust from making its way into your room, especially when heavy wind blows, and so it is advisable to wash/air them out from time to time. By doing so, you'll be preserving its beauty and your well-being.


2. Baskets

The perfect storage for blankets, towels, toys, extra pillows, and a couple of other things that should be reined in! It's up to you to decide whether to place this in the bathroom or a designated space in your room. What's important is that the floor and general room are rid of things scattered around.

Baskets are especially helpful when you have minimal closet space. They aid in organizing stuff and making things easier to find.


3. Wall-Mounted Wood Table

This is such an interesting item. Why? It could serve as a study/working desk, a vanity, dining table, and even as an ironing table — talk about multipurpose!

Why create separate spaces for all these things when you can do it all on one table? It can also be made more aesthetically pleasing by placing paintings and any other type of artwork above.


4. Mirrors

Not only does this add a bit of glamour and style to your room, but positioning a mirror where natural light shines enables the mirror to reflect light all around the room. Even more exciting is that mirrors create the illusion of space. Light reflects off the glass and into the room, making the area seem bigger than it actually is. If you've been looking for easy ways to give your space a more voluminous appearance, you've found your answer!


5. Shoe Rack

This could make a lot of difference to your room's organization. Neatly arrange the shoes on the rack and place the stand in a corner to avoid them looking all over the place. 3-5 shelves hold between 12-20 pairs of shoes, depending on the size. Shoe racks are one of the best things that could happen to your small space. Keeping shoes in a rack will always be a better option than having them sprawled all over the place.


6. Ottoman Stool

This is a multi-functional essential. It not only has an endearingly soft, warm fabric, but also serves as storage for clothes, decorations, pillows, and all other items you do not use every day. It can equally be used interchangeably as a chair or a table, fit to be kept in a parlor or bedroom. It's quite a stylish piece of furniture and adds something different to your decor.


7. Kitchen Rack

A kitchen rack is most definitely a must-have small space essential. As seen above, spaces are curated for plates, cutlery, chopping boards, etc. If you have to keep them all in separate destinations, your kitchen will be anything but organized—more specifically when it is a small kitchen.

Keep in mind that you are trying to save space. Plus, nothing beats entering into a neat and tidy kitchen.


8. Wall-Mounted Organizer

How often do you step out the door and then realize you didn't grab your keys or sunglasses? As important as these things may be to you, it's also quite easy for them to completely slip out of your mind. The wall-mounted organizer is usually placed at the entrance of the house for easy access.

The moment you get used to placing your items on it, there is no going back—you'd have been sold on it. You can also drop your mail, grocery bags, and any other items you are prone to forgetting.


Whether you have just newly moved into a small space, or have lived in one for a while and need a little assistance with deciding what's worth adding to your space, I hope you found this list of 8 small space essentials helpful. Please go on and add your best small space living essentials to the list. Let's make the tiny living experience a lot more satisfying for everyone.

Enunosowo Mpama
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Enunosowo is a college student pursuing a degree in law. She is currently a lifestyle writer for Dark Hues Magazine. Some of her other works have been published on Tell! Africa, The Teen Magazine etc. Enun is a creative writer and has a passion for storytelling. She is an avid reader with a huge interest in all things fiction. When she isn't writing, she is whiling away time watching lifestyle vlogs on YouTube, reading a book, or checking out beautiful interior decór on websites.