Apartments and small homes are often cheap and practical options for people who don’t need that much living space to enjoy life. But they do have one major problem to contend with. Storage.

Thankfully, there are options. Here are some innovative solutions designed with small apartments in mind. We’ll explore creative and practical ideas to help you maximise space in compact living environments, so you can get the most out of your apartment.

Whether you’re looking for small apartment renovation ideas or hidden storage ideas, read on to learn more.

Organisational Hacks

You’ll never save space by just haphazardly putting your belongings wherever you fancy and hoping for the best. This is a very quick way to build up clutter and make it harder to keep your apartment clean and tidy.

Instead, start organising your belongings early. Be ruthless with your items. If you don’t use them or find much value in them, get rid of them. 

If you have limited rooms, split them into separate “zones” with different functions. This way, you can organise your belongings accordingly.

Use whatever storage you have to its maximum capacity. So, if you have limited closet space, double up on hangers or even install a secondary rod for some of your clothes. Use vacuum packs to cut down on space when storing seasonal clothes.

Hidden Storage Ideas

Ideally, you don’t want your stuff out where everyone can see it. But by using clever furniture designs, you can add a lot of hidden storage space to your apartment.

Footstools are a great way to secretly add a lot of storage space to your home, as well as other stools designed to double up as trunks for storage. Storage boxes can be a great option to quickly and easily hide the stuff you don’t want to see, and you can find boxes that are attractive to look at and easy to stack.

You can also use furniture designed to be easily put away when it’s not being used, giving you some extra floor space as and when you need it. Folding tables and desks are a great option, especially if they also integrate plenty of storage options.

Any large furniture like beds and sofas can easily double up as large storage spaces and add some extra closet space. 

Corner cupboards that can be easily tucked away are another great option, because you get the added storage and otherwise wasted space is used.

Small Apartment Renovation Ideas

If you’re renting an apartment, there’s only so much you can do when it comes to renovations. But if you own it, you might have some more ability to add space, without increasing the size of the apartment.

One thing to remember is that you might have plenty of vertical space available that is otherwise going to waste. This means that you might be able to create levels in your apartment, allowing you some extra space. 

A great example of this is a floating bunk bed. Much like any other bunk bed, you sleep nearer to the ceiling, but the space underneath the bed can be used for whatever you like. This is a great place to put a desk, a sofa, or even a cupboard or dresser for even more storage space.

If you’re able to do some more major renovations, consider the layout of your apartment. A more efficient layout can buy you plenty of extra space, and it might not always take a lot of work to move things around.


One of the issues with limited space is that, no matter what you do, you will always run into the problem of running out of room. While it’s a good idea to clear out unnecessary things, this isn’t always the best option.

You might have belongings that you use seasonally or, even if you don’t need them all the time, still come in handy. Or you might have valuable or sentimental items and heirlooms that you simply don’t want to get rid of.

In this case, self-storage might just be the answer. You get the best of both worlds where you can clear out your apartment and give yourself some breathing space, but without losing some precious or useful items.

You can access the self-storage at any time, making it ideal for switching your wardrobe from summer to winter and vice versa. You can also choose from different storage units to best suit your needs, so take some time to explore your options.