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15 Clever Solutions for Small Spaces

We’ve got your travel gadgets, bedrooms in a box, and portable treats covered, but what about small space solutions that are a little more permanent? Here are 15 ways to get the most out of even the most petite places.


1. Portable Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace ($160): Fire! If you live in an apartment in a city, there’s a good chance you have a non-working fireplace or a mantle that looks random on the wall because there used to be a fireplace there. This gadget will warm up the vibe and temperature of your flat with just a flick of the switch!

2. The Laundry Pod ($100): We wrote about this little guy just about a year ago when it came out… and it’s still awesome! It can clean 5-10 garments at once – great for those last minute jobs.

3. Koldfront Countertop Dishwasher ($200): If you entertain a lot, this contraption will be your best friend. It fits around 6 place settings and runs in any apartment.

4. Hardwood Floor Rug: If you’re a renter, you’re probably not looking to refinish the floor anytime soon. Fake it with a roll-up hardwood floor rug.

5. Immersion Blender ($30): If you don’t have room for a blender or food processor, the Cuisinart SmartStick will make your life a heck of a lot easier… and more delicious. A must for the shortcut chef.

6. Scanomat TopBrewer: This little device makes coffee come from a tap, and is controlled by an app (clever rhyme, we know).

7. 3-in-1 Breakfast Station ($40): Don’t have room for a toaster and coffee maker? Let alone the time to fry an egg before work? This 3-in-1 is multi-functionality at it’s best.

8. Electric Wine Opener + Wine Chiller ($24): The electric wine opener might be overkill, but the chiller is cool (pun intended). Who has room (or need) for a wine fridge anyway?

9. Sky Planter ($24): To keep your kitchen stocked with fresh herbs, plant ’em in the sky!

10. Trunk Desk ($4,295): Not exactly a small investment, this trunk desk will turn any corner of your apartment into a full-fledged writer’s studio with industrial accents.

11. One Can Fridge ($20): For the smallest of spaces where you like to hole up with your laptop, you might need a can of something to help stay refreshed.

12. iPhone 4 Pocket Projector ($230): If you don’t have space for a TV but do have a wall, get yourself a pocket projector. This one runs off your iPhone battery and can project a 50-inch image.

13. Mini Donut Maker ($20): More of a comic relief gadget, making small food in small space is an obvious win.

14. Stovetop Espresso Maker ($28): One of our favorite coffee finds (grinds?), this space-saving device makes two cups of espresso on your stovetop.

15. Big Jambox ($199): Like we could talk about making the most of small space without bringing up old Jambox. Party on Wayne.

Bonus! Modular Kitchen (Concept): For a futuristic take on small space, it’s all about the modular kitchen. It’s got everything you need, and happens to look good too.

What space-saving items are a must-have in your house or apartment? Talk to us in the comments below.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)