10 home accessories you need when you live in a small space

We’ve talked a lot about small spaces this month – from the little shacks we’d love to crawl into to multipurpose objects to expert design tips that make living in a small space easy. We hope you’ve seen by now that small spaces with the right attitude (and the right decor + furniture) can offer great design potential. If you’re feeling inspired to maximize your square footage with the help of modern and unique finds, read on to discover ours popular small space friendly home decor. Looking for more ways to furnish your small space? Visit the Design Milk Shop.

Not to brag, but Bendo’s CLIP wall hooks went viral on our TikTok earlier this month – so clearly they’re doing something right. The Luxe version of their best-selling paperclip design features ultra-modern neutral and metallic finishes for a sleek, premium look. Each of these durable wall hooks can hold up to 13 pounds. and can be used both indoors and outdoors, making them much more than just playful wall decor (watch interior decor Dani Klaric put hers to the test on her TikTok!). Use them to hang hats, towels, bags, scarves, or to display and store vinyl records and other valuable items. Just a note! Bendo goods are carefully dispatched from their home base in Australia and are 100% worth the wait.

$65
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shelf risers

Open Spaces Shelf Risers are a holy grail for small space living. Use them in kitchen cabinets to create extra shelves where there are none, on your countertops for double storage, or in your home office as a laptop stand. The clean, modern look of the whitewashed wood and white steel legs make these stands as cool as they are practical.

$75
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puik design faceted mirror

Mirrors are a not-so-secret weapon for making small spaces appear larger. They are a must for adding depth and natural light to a room. The FACETT mirror cleverly turns this trope on its head thanks to its three-dimensional design that adds depth to a typically flat object. The precise edge cuts give the modern wall mirror a simple, geometric look, while the playful 3D aesthetic doesn’t take itself too seriously.

$75 – $150
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Cloudnola hook

These Cloudnola hooks are a fun way to dip your toe into the oversized design trend. They’re a space-saving way to fight clutter and store hanging items. Adding a touch of whimsical and playful to any room in the home, the helical wooden hooks are suitable for everyday use – like in your entryway for coats, dog leashes and umbrellas, in your bathroom for towels and bathrobes, or inside your bedroom for bags and scarves.

$35
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merkled shook

We can’t talk about decor suitable for small spaces without talking about Merkled Studio’s innovative Shook Shelf. The smart and simple design combines the utility of a shelf with that of a wall hook and can even be used outdoors for maximum convenience. We love the modular design of the shelves, which can be mixed and matched with other Merkled shelves and hooks, allowing small room dwellers to create a flexible wall storage solution that works for them.

$113
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innermost lamp

If you live in a smaller space, the less you have on floors and surfaces, the better. That’s why wall lights like the YOY Wall Light from Innermost are so indispensable. Unlike your typical wall light, YOY projects light back onto the wall in the form of a lampshade, creating a modern optical illusion even your minimalist friends will appreciate. Cleverly hidden within the fixture’s clean white aluminum and steel form, YOY’s light source projects a powerful glow that is functional and decorative at the same time.

$255
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entrance shelf

The Open Spaces Entryway Rack is Instagram famous for a reason. Its quality design and range of contemporary colors put traditional shoe racks to shame, making it a stylish storage solution that you’ll be proud to display anywhere in the home. In fact, we dare say that the Entryway Rack becomes prime real estate for your most prized items – making it more than just a storage rack, but a means of showcasing your interior personality. And did we mention it’s easy to assemble?!

$184
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Alden table

Any important advice for decorating a small space? Make every piece count. More than just a side table or side table, the Alden Table by Ciseal is a vehicle for extra storage. Equal parts modern and minimalist, the Alden table is handcrafted to order using layers of wood veneer that are glued, layered and formed into a smooth, curved shape. The top surface is spacious enough to accommodate your necessities, while the handy shelves below can easily accommodate stacks of books and magazines.

$545
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Bamboo wall clock

You know we can’t resist a modern 2-in-1, and this stylish upgrade to Cloudnola’s best-selling watch is the hybrid we didn’t know we needed. The Texttime Clock + Floating Shelf is a fun and unique way to tell the time, sure – but it’s also a space-saving storage solution and can be mounted on your wall as a shelf for small items. The sleek, modern design fits anywhere, from your bedroom and living room to your kitchen or home office.

$300
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paper-thin stool

Would you like to bring color into your room? Step inside Lennart Lauren’s colorful Paperthin Stool. Crafted from powder-coated steel (making it suitable for both outdoor and indoor use), the Paperthin Stool is just the kind of multipurpose furniture small spaces depend on. Use it as a side or coffee table and of course as extra seating when you have guests. Its contemporary, curved shape will instantly modernize your space, while the range of bold and playful colors will add joy and energy to your home decor.

$660
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Alexa is Commerce Editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound Phoebe. As a longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop recommendations, she might be buried in a book, watching reality TV, or going on adventures around her town with her partner and their pup.

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