The Best Small Space Storage Ideas from the IKEA 2017 Catalog
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The Best Small Space Storage Ideas from the IKEA 2017 Catalog

The countdown continues for the IKEA 2017 Catalog to drop on August 8, and exciting things are in store for small-space dwellers. With the tiny homes movement gaining traction and with more millennials living in big cities, IKEA is doubling down on creating smart and affordable solutions for small spaces. The new catalog is all about multifunctional furniture, compact solutions, using space in different ways and even rethinking how many things we actually need for the new rustic chic minimalism look. We’re talking major IKEA storage hacks built right into the products we love (and love to look at!). Scroll down to see some of the awesome small space ideas that will have you jonesing for the IKEA catalog release right now.

The VALLENTUNA three-seat sleeper sectional ($1,110) is designed for both sitting and sleeping, and includes a hidden storage compartment. Just lift the seat cushion to stow away blankets and pillows when they’re not in use.

KVISTBRO storage tables ($50-$60) have all the function of a stylin’ end table, with the added bonus of storage space underneath. Keep a stack of mags or an extra blanket in the base for when cozy times call.

Extending the modular concept they introduced with SEXTION in the kitchen, IKEA is rolling out modular LIXHULT storage units ($15-$35) that can work in any room of the house. The colorful, stackable metal cabinets come with or without legs and can be mounted on the wall or set on the floor anywhere you need storage.

The square and rectangular LIXHULT boxes come in four sizes of single or double height and width, allowing for all sorts of Tetris-like combinations. While we love a good *fauxdenza*, these new cabinets have us thinking IKEA just hacked itself!

If you love the concept of open shelving, you’ll love the new ELVARLI storage system (four-section with tilted shoe shelves, $700). Posts are made of powder-coated lightweight aluminum with white drawer fronts and tops, so they blend right into white walls. Natural bamboo shelves are also available, if you want to add a little warmth and character.

The units can be customized to a range of heights and widths that are easy to assemble and change, thanks to a click-in assemblage. The system can work for walk-in closets, room dividers or open wall solutions like this one (three-section with drawers, $588).

No coat closet in your studio entryway? No problem. You can create open storage in any room of your house. And renters can take the system with them when they move out.

If you’re living with a small kitchen, storage is at a premium, and you will L-O-V-E the new accessories for the inexpensive IVAR pantry series, including metal storage drawers with shelf labels. Drying rods and an extensive array of glass jars with closable lids for canning will appeal to the crafty cooks out there.

GRUNDVATTNET sink accessories ($3-$13) make food cleaning and prep work in a small kitchen a breeze. And they’re not just good-looking — they’re space-saving: You can stack and stow them away when you’re not using them.

Everyone looks forward to a new IKEA cart, and believe us when we say the 2017 catalog delivers. The SUNNERSTA cart ($30) provides extra storage or prep surface to a small kitchen. With its sleek design and slim wheels, it can also double as a bar cart — just roll it wherever you need it.

Look for the full 2017 catalog on August 8!

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