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The best home items to buy on Wayfair that will elevate small spaces

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Rumor: Small spaces are impossible to live in.

Fact: With the right home items, living in a small space can be what you treasure most.

There’s a lot of research and preparation that goes into decorating and furnishing an apartment. Recently, I had to choose between buying a coffee or dining room table because my dinky New York flat is extremely limited in space. While most people would get frustrated and think that the only way to survive would be to upgrade in size, I learned that there were ways to maneuver around my serious lack of storage and square footage. 

If you’re wondering just how small of a space I’m talking about, picture this; there are no hallway closets for bath linens and miscellaneous products, no designated pantry space for snacking, and don’t even get me started on the 19 x 19 inch counter space I have for kitchen prep. Not only is my storage space extremely limited, but there simply isn’t room for everything. Living in a small space isn’t difficult, but having to pick out your most desired basic essentials, now that’s hard. 

After making harsh decisions to pass on the larger home items, I quickly realized that deciding on a colored sofa was the least of my worries. I needed to get creative and fast. So, I decided to do a little research on how to properly decorate in order to spruce the place up, all while decluttering my living situation.

While mastering the phrase ballin’ on a budget, I turned to the most trustworthy online furniture and home-goods shop I could find that fit my style and pricing; cue Wayfair.

Home to the land of barginers, I naturally went straight to sale to see what the best deals were. Lucky for you, Wayfair’s extended their end of year clearance clear out sale to up to 60% off! I found five essential home items on sale that were without a doubt the best purchases I could have imagined for my small space. Read on to check out how these under $100 Wayfair items elevated my New York flat and created a storage-savvy apartment!

  1. Drew Kitchen Cart, $83.99 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Drew Kitchen Cart is great for easy-access and visual storage. If you’re anything like me, coffee is a morning essential. Over the last few years, I have built up quite the collection of at-home coffee items: a French press, a pour over, a milk frother, various mugs, and so much more. This kitchen cart was a great way for me to display my coffee collection and keep everything organized. 

2. Pot Hanger Rack, $49.99 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who says your kitchen appliances need to be stored away in a drawer? This attachable Pot Hanger Rack was such a fun and unique way for me to add a bit of spice to my kitchen! I never realized how fun it could be to build a collection of home items and actually want to put them out on display. 

3. Removable Patterned Wallpaper, $1.09 / sq ft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was hands down the most exciting purchase I made. There is nothing easier and more underrated than throwing in an accent wall in your living room, bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom. This Patterned Wallpaper doesn’t take up any space or damage the previous paint job. What more convincing do you need? 

4. Tiered Side Table, $89.99 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best part about getting multi-tiered tables is that they provide extra storage. Display magazines, books, plants, and other home items you want to show off on this marble and gold side table for a more luxe look. 

5. Asymmetrical Wall Mirror, $77.99 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out with the old and in with the new! Say goodbye to rectangle frames and try something a little more unique, like this Asymmetrical Mirror. Mirrors provide depth, and in a room where you try to salvage all the space you can get, adding a mirror to a wall is not only a nice touch, but a fun surprise every time you walk by. 

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Images provided by Wayfair.

5 Clever Storage Tips for Fashionistas

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Hands up if you’re forever buying too many pieces of clothing, pairs of shoes or cute handbags. We’re all guilty of it. While it’s amazing to have new items to wear, it can cause problems knowing where to store them all. Luckily for you, you’ve come to right place for some advice on how to deal with this. If you’re looking for clever storage tips for fashionistas, we can help – just follow our 5 tips below.

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Make use of storage boxes

One of the best but easiest storage tips for fashionistas is storage boxes.  Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and designs, you can find storage boxes to suit just about every room within your house. And if you can’t, why not create your own? These handy storage items are perfect for all the scarves, bags, belts, makeup and other accessories that might not yet have a home within your house. If you don’t want them on display, pop them under the bed, inside your wardrobe or within one of your cupboard drawers.

Fold like a pro

 

We’re sure by now that you’ve heard of Marie Kondo, and if not, then you must check her out! The incredible organizing consultant has taught us all a thing or two, including her technique for folding clothes. By keeping your clothes neatly folded in your drawers, you’ll be able to create a lot more room – for clothes that you already own, not new ones of course.

Invest in some fabulous furniture

Need a new triple wardrobe to hang all your coats? Or perhaps you have had your eye on a set of drawers that you’ve wanted to buy for a long time? If you’re in need of more storage, it’s worth investing in staple pieces that will last you for years to come.

 

 

Find some clever spots to hide things away

If your shoes are cluttering up your hallway, consider your other options on where to keep them. How about hanging them behind your door, placing them individual sturdy storage boxes or keeping them inside an ottoman?

Get your labels ready

Once everything is packed up and stored away neatly, the only thing that may cause you an issue is knowing where to find all your items. This is where labels will come in very handy! When you’re packing everything away carefully, take the time to label the storage space with whatever items now live inside.

By following these 5 clever storage tips for fashionistas, you’ll not only gain more space, but you’ll also know where to find everything from now on!

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