When square footage is limited, look to your walls. Working vertically is the fastest way to multiply and maximize your available space.
Walls aren't just a place for artwork — you can find room for your plates, toilet paper, dry goods, et cetera. (At the same time, as in Image 1, art placed high up can be a great complement to tall storage.) While wall-mounted bookshelves aren't anything new, you can maximize space and make an interesting statement by taking them to the ceiling (Images 3, 6, and 9).
(Images: 1. Sarah for Apartment Therapy 2. Meg Spaeth for Apartment Therapy 3. Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör via Desire to Inspire 4. Peter Bennetts via Desire to Inspire 5. Small Cool 2006 Winners David and Im 6. Fergus and Me 7. Martha Stewart 8. 9. deRaismes for Apartment Therapy 10. Steve Pomberg for Apartment Therapy)