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Creative Storage Solutions for Small Rental Apartments

If you’re looking for a small 1-bedroom apartment or something even smaller, such as a bachelor apartment for rent, you will likely be looking for storage solutions to optimize your available space. Small rental apartments can be tricky, because if you’re not careful they can get really cluttered, really fast.

Embrace your small space and think outside the box to ensure it stays organized and comfortable.

Use your vertical space

If you don’t have the square footage to spare, use your vertical space! Install shelving, hooks, racks and more. The more you can get up off the floor, the better. Use decorative storage boxes that will go on the shelves, so that you have an attractive display.

Instead of having extra blankets in a bin on the floor, get a blanket ladder. These are wooden ladders designed to drape throws over the steps. It’s an attractive way to display your extra blankets (that you’ll want for guests or chilly nights) without taking up a lot of space.

Warm plaids hanging on decorative ladder

Multipurpose furniture

Get side tables that feature cupboards or drawers, coffee tables with storage, and storage ottomans. When you have very little space, your table can’t be just a table – it needs to include storage in some way. You also want these furnishings to be as compact as possible while still being practical.

Storage ottomans are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture you can have in a small apartment. They can be used as a foot rest, extra seating and storage!

Collapsible pieces

Do you always need a table and chairs? If not, buy a set of folding chairs and a table that you can slide against the wall when not in use. If you have a bachelor apartment, get a Murphy bed that folds up against the wall during the day that can be pulled down at night.

You can also attach a fold-out table to the wall. When you aren’t eating, it can be folded against the wall, so it’s taking up space only when you need it.

Modern kitchen concept for apartment

If you want to find a 1-bedroom apartment or a bachelor suite in your ideal neighbourhood, visit to search apartment rental ads online.