Short on space but big on taste? I've found 12 affordable storage furniture pieces your small home will love

Mess and unwanted stress, be gone

Orange velvet storage ottoman with hidden storage sitting on gold legs beside an industrial style storage cabinet in an entryway
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Keeping some semblance of order in our homes — especially when they're a little tight on space — is no small feat. Whether you're just finding your feet in a new place, dealing with ugly rental features, or living out of your college dorm, speaking from experience I know that storage furniture is more than just a luxury. But one thing's for sure: Finding storage furniture that doesn't cost into the thousands is hard. And as the saying goes, when there are too many things to see, you see nothing. Luckily, scouring the web for a curated, quick, and easy selection of stylish but functional pieces is what I do best. So, satisfy all of the small space storage ideas you might have lurking around your head RN with these storage furniture pieces that are perfect for small space dwellers.

From ottomans that double up as magazine holders to coffee tables with storage, furniture that goes further is back and bigger than ever right now. So, if you feel like you're forever fighting with a pile of mail or even with your shoe collection, then here's how you can hide it all without letting go of even more precious space. 

12  storage furniture pieces we really love

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Which furniture pieces should I buy with storage?

If your home's anything like my Lego-size apartment, then it's vital you choose wisely when it comes to furniture. Start from the most essential, then work backward from there. Your top priority will always be your standard storage cabinet as this often provides the most storage for your buck. From there, it's all about extra shelving and drawer space, a task best handled by fold-out coffee tables and other furniture pieces you need anyway but also would like to have hidden storage in. Then, you can get a little more creative, looking to covert storage solutions like stools and ottomans, which are often decorative extras but, when equipped with compartments and tiered sections, act more like a storage staple.

Where to buy storage furniture?

If you're still on the hunt for that *chef's kiss* piece of storage furniture, then see below for the retailers we'd recommend browsing.

Joseph Bobowicz
Freelance Contributor

Working across digital and print publications, Joseph Bobowicz is a London-born writer obsessed with books, culture, and all things new. When he's not writing about fashion for i-D and the Independent, he's out sourcing the best homewares to incorporate into any humble abode, fixer-upper, or first-time buy alike.