Is it just me, or do apartments (at least in big cities) seem to be getting smaller and smaller? It's a good thing downsizing and tiny living is a hot topic as of late, because brands are responding by offering more and more functional furnishings designed to make the most of your small space.
To jumpstart your small-space shopping endeavors, we searched the web high and low and rounded up 10 of our favorite retailers designing with apartment dwellers in mind. Read on to find out where to score stylish, petite and practical furniture online.
With an eye for stylish but space-savvy home furnishings, Smart Furniture may very well be your one stop shop for downsizing. Come for the solid assortment of compact desks and nesting tables, but stay for all of the design-forward storage solutions.
Thanks to their new line of fashionable—but affordable—small space furnishings, Pottery Barn is taking downsizing to a whole new level of chicness. Complete with mini-upholstered armchairs, wall-mounted entryway organizers-slash-bike racks, and sofas with hidden storage, decorating your tiny apartment has never been this fun—or easy.
We've long loved CB2 for their accessible modern furnishings, so it's no surprise that their small-scale offerings are equally enviable. Along with their design-forward selection of compact furniture and accessories, the retailer's edgy design collabs often result in some seriously genius space savers.
If you're looking to downsize your furnishings without breaking your budget, the masterminds at IKEA have you covered (but you probably already knew that!). Along with a growing assortment of affordable, space-saving sofas, beds, and accessories, their website offers room-by-room inspiration guides with links to products and suggestions.
Leave it to the mega-retailer to have a small-scale furniture section worth swooning over. On top of their usual selection of charming apartment-friendly seating and storage accessories, Target frequently hosts designer collaborations, so you can stock up on the latest small space trends for a fraction of the cost.
If you're in the market for hip home furnishings designed specifically for apartment living, look no further than Urban Outfitters. Brimming with cool, multi-functional accessories—think: convertible chaise lounges, super slim bathroom carts, and woven storage ottomans— your only problem will be staying on budget. (Now if only they'd offer more furniture to try in store.)
While it might not be the most affordable option on our list, Room & Board's "Small Space, Big Style" furniture collection certainly doesn't disappoint. Filled with everything from sleek storage armoires to accent tables (customizable by the inch!), this swanky site is definitely worth checking out—even if it's just for the inspo.
Known for their wide assortment of reasonably priced, globally inspired goods, World Market is beloved by both designers and dwellers alike. Thanks to their Small Spaces Collection (and space-savvy stunners like this acrylic coffee table and these clear molded chairs} we can now safely add "apartment renters" to that list.
This specialty site features American crafted furniture designed specifically for small spaces. With posh pieces like the black velvet storage ottoman and the chic underbed drawer set, the Itsy Bitsy Ritzy Shop is perfect for small space shoppers looking to spend a little more for something extraordinary.