Multifunctional must-haves for small spaces

As I write this from my 700-square-foot one-bedroom apartment, at the desk I’ve chosen instead of a dining table, I can attest that living in a small space means I have to be extra picky about the things that go into it. . Especially if, like me, a minimalist lifestyle doesn’t come naturally to you (just ask about my absurd collection of tapered candles), small spaces can go from modern and stylish to slightly suffocating in no time. To counter this, I need my furniture and decor to be master multitaskers and do double duty in my space. Multifunctional designs are a godsend for small space dwellers, allowing you to save space and cash in convenience for a simple, tidy life. Read on for the modern and multifunctional residential objects that will help make the most of smaller spaces. For more space-saving design, visit the Design Milk Shop.

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16 “Merkled Shook Shelf by Merkled Studio”
A reliable wall hook is a smart way to get around minimal floor space and make small spaces feel more open. Merkled Studio’s best-selling Shook is an elevation on conventional wall hooks, which combines the utility of a hook with the functionality of a wall shelf. Use a Shook in your kitchen to hang dish towels and store spices and other cooking essentials, in your bathroom to store produce and hang towels, or at your entrance for keys, mail and other essentials.

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shelf boostersShelf Boosters (Set of 2) from Open Spaces
Closets shortage? These Open Spaces shelf risers double your storage space. Constructed from fresh whitewashed wood and modern steel legs, the risers have an adjustable level to fit most spaces. And they do more than just spruce up your closets, use one on your desktop as a laptop riser, on your bathroom vanity or kitchen counter to double your storage space (and modern design!).

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northern wall hooksNest Wall Hook from Northern
An all-encompassing bowl, wall hook and decor accessory in one modern Scandinavian package, this Nest wall hook is a winner for small spaces. Perfectly sized for your car keys, wallet and other accessories before you leave the house, the Nest’s catch tray keeps small items off cluttered surfaces, while the hook keeps coats, dog leashes and umbrellas off the floor for a seamless and open entrance, large or small. .

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smart vase lampSmart vase lamp from Gingko
Far from your prototypical glass vase, Gingko’s Smart Vase Light doubles as a modern decorative light source. We love the soft, Japandi-esque look of the paper lantern design and the warm, atmospheric glow it projects across a room. The heat-resistant and waterproof tube in the center of the lamp can safely hold a few of your favorite flower stems for a minimal pop of color and freshness, and even better – the lamp has a rechargeable battery, meaning no cords and no mess. !

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tortuga plantersPlatform Planters Minimalist Set from Tortuga
Tortuga’s modern home accessories are flexibly designed to work with you and your space, and their Platform Planters are no exception. Ingeniously designed to connect together to form a modern serpentine shape – the Platform Planters allow users to organize their houseplant collection while saving space. This minimalist set includes 3 natural stone planters, each with their own recessed drainage area and speckled blue and gray details that are sure to enhance any space in the house.

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kartell storage spaceComponibili storage unit from Kartell
Designed by Kartell co-founder Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1969, the iconic Componibili’s stackable modules help users maximize space, while the unit’s chic sliding doors help minimize clutter. Whether you use it in the bedroom, bathroom, playroom, home office or living space, the fun and flexible design of the Componibili adapts to you – just add another module for extra modern storage space.

$200 for 3 modules
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yvonne mouser stoolsSingle Bucket Stool by Yvonne Mouser
This handmade Bucket Stool from Yvonne Mouser pulls its weight in small spaces as a modern bedside table or side table, and as an extra seating solution. The stool’s thoughtfully designed handle makes it easy to lug from one room to another, and the height of the dining table – making it a quick and ergonomic solution for entertaining unexpected guests without thinking twice.

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wall deskXlibris wall desk from Sibast Furniture
A sleek and compact solution for your work from home, the Xlibris Wall Desk is a self-supporting wall shelf and state-of-the-art table in one. Inspired by the idea that each piece of the Xlibris can function independently and adapt to your needs by combining additional Sibast shelves, this Denmark-made wall desk is a multifunctional marvel that makes working from a small space easy. It even has a hidden cable outlet for discreet charging!

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law twist plankTwist 2-in-1 shelf + magnetic board from Lawa Design
Lawa Design’s Twist Shelf + Magnetic Board is a sculptural and space-saving addition to your kitchen. Made from solid oak, the shelf is defined by its modern eponymous twist that separates a spice shelf from a magnetic knife strip. We love the fact that there’s no need for a chopping block that takes up valuable counter space, and the fact that it easily accommodates your most-used herbs, keeping them within reach. The Twist even works in your home office to store supplies and keep important documents and tasks in view.

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hollis morris tablesWashbasin by Hollis + Morris
This Hollis + Morris spun aluminum washbasin table has a solid wood top (available in oak or walnut) with ample storage space underneath. Carefully made to order, the Basin Table is full of clever, practical details, such as the hidden brackets that allow the table top to be easily lifted and the submerged metal washbasin that provides easy access to the storage space below. Consider the ample storage space, conscious craftsmanship and modern aesthetics, and we think it’s well worth the splurge.

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Alexa is a trade editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancĂ© Alex and retired greyhound Phoebe. Alexa has been a lover of art and design for years, and Alexa’s first stops in a new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shopping picks, she could be buried in a book, watching reality TV, or going on an adventure in her town with her partner and pup.

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