Urban Outfitters’ New Home Collection Is Designed for Decorating Small Spaces

published Jun 26, 2023
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Over the past few years, I’ve noticed more home brands launching scaled-down versions of some of their best-selling furniture collections. It’s a step in the right direction for decorating small homes and apartments, but if you check the dimensions, some pieces still aren’t always totally up to small-space snuff. The real tests are whether they can actually pivot (cue Ross’s “PIVOT!”) through tight hallways and door frames, or sit in the teeniest of rooms without visually dominating the space.

That’s where Urban Outfitters comes in with their brand-new site section: UO Small Spaces. This curated landing page is a reliable, one-stop shop for bedding, furniture, decor, desk supplies, and more, all designed with modest proportions in mind. As the proud owner of several Urban Outfitters home pieces, I can confirm the brand actually gets it when it comes to stylish small-space fixtures. Expect far-from-boring silhouettes and cool colors across the entire assortment, as well — proof that you don’t have to skimp on good design in mini living rooms and bedrooms, or even bathrooms, kitchens, and dorm rooms. 

Prices range from $10 for trinkets and knickknacks to $1,000+ for beds and sofas, but the collection altogether skews much more affordable than most high-end modern retailers. I picked out some of my favorite UO Small Spaces pieces below — starting at $39 — from double-duty furniture pieces to storage staples to college essentials (yep, they have stylish twin XL bedding covered, too).

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This minimalist iron bookcase turns leftover corners into instant vertical storage spots, thanks to four spacious shelves. Stylishly stash books, extra clothes, or pantry necessities atop the black (or white) curved piece, which measures 18 inches long by 13 inches wide by 56.5 inches tall.

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Perk up any dorm bed with Urban’s patterned twin XL bedding sets. I’m partial to this timeless toile design, but their pretty green gingham is another personal fave.

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If you’re looking for compact home decor, this glass table lamp has you covered in one of nine colorways (plus, it’s equipped with plug-in or battery-operated cordless LED options). Add a mini pop of color to any bedside table or dresser with the hot pink or dark green options, or keep things neutral using white or light-hued taupe. Either way, this stands at about eight-and-a-quarter inches tall for just the right amount of cozy ambient lighting.

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For just shy of $600, this two-in-one piece combines a compact bookshelf and full-length squiggle mirror. If you can’t fit a standard dresser or severely lack closet space, take advantage of its five built-in storage spots (six, if you count the bottom platform!) to house extra shoes, sweaters, handbags, and beyond — all of which you can try on and scope out in the same spot via the adjacent mirror.

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The utilitarian Ryan desk fully collapses into a flat, condensed unit, in case you ever want to make your WFH spot disappear under the bed or tuck it into a closet. It’s not limited to just home offices, though, thanks to removable wheels on each leg, which allow you to move it freely from room to room.

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Where most storage beds go all the way to the floor, the Ebba style still leaves a little clearance for under-bed stowaways and organizers. That’s on top of its built-in sliding and pull-out drawers along the side — plus, its two shelf units at the foot of the bed. The platform construction also accommodates your mattress solo — no box spring needed — while putting it on a pretty-meets-functional pedestal.

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Petite living room seating might be the hardest small-space furniture to come by, but I can’t get enough of Urban Outfitters' Greta XL sleeper sofa. Essentially a grown-up futon, this piece doubles as a low-slung couch — which could honestly pass as a replica of similar modern styles that cost upwards of $3,000 — and flat sleeping surface, with a minimal footprint in either configuration. Choose from black, green, or bouclé upholstery to incorporate the bed-sofa hybrid into your studio apartment or college housing.