Small Space Storage Solutions for College Dorms
Dormify Team

Small Space Solutions We Swear By

Living in close quarters can be a challenge, but the right products and small-space furniture can make it so much better. You just have to get creative when it comes to small space decor. So how do you decorate a small space? Here are our top small-space storage ideas for making your room feel spacious and stylish at the same time. Read on to find out answers to common questions like “How do you maximize space in a dorm room?” or “How do you arrange furniture in a small space?”

Use Multifunctional Storage

Storage ottomans are the perfect solution for small space storage, because they stash items discreetly while adding a pop of on-trend style to your space. Bonus: They also increase seating and double as a stepping stool when you need to hop onto a lofted bed or reach that top shelf in the closet.

Maximize Closet Space

Decent closet and dresser space is super important for any fashion lover … but you probably won’t find it in a small room. Next best thing: Look for small space storage ideas that help you use the space you do have more efficiently. Products like a hanging cube are a great solution for adding additional shelving without compromising any actual hanging space.

Under the Bed Storage for College Dorms

Other favorites are over-the-door shoe racks and under-the-bed storage bins. Use under-the-bed bins (try them under a small-space couch, too) to stash bulky winter coats and sweaters, then swap them out for summer clothes in warmer months. This will help open up more space in your closet, and the shoe racks can free up floor space.

Closet Organizers from Dormify

Eliminate Your Side Table

A cute side table can add lots of style and charm to your room—but when valuable floor space is at stake, sometimes compromises are in order. Instead, pick small space furniture that won’t take up a lot of room. Instead of using a bulky side table, incorporate a product like a caddy, or even install floating shelves. Or try using a small-space desk as a multi-use piece.

Small Space Storage Ideas from DormifyCreate Functional Wall Displays

One of the easiest (and least obtrusive) ways to bring life to your small space is by upgrading your walls. Use products like Command™ ledges to stack and create a stylish gallery wall with books, picture frames, keys, and so on. You can also use your walls as storage for your favorite accessories. Install storage hooks or shelves where you can hang hats, scarves, bags, and necklaces. Turn your favorite accessories into a focal point while creating extra open space.

Make the Most of Your Desk Space

A well-organized desk can boost your productivity—and it can also make your space seem more open and spacious. The old saying is true: Less is more. By incorporating things like storage boxes into your small-space desk decor, you can hide miscellaneous papers, books, or trinkets and wind up with a cleaner, more organized look.

A desk riser is also the perfect tool to add more space to your desk by giving you two levels to organize your products. Place your storage box underneath, and put more decorative pieces on top to create a chic multi-leveled display that looks clean and organized.

These are just a few ideas for how to use small space decor to transform your room into a trendy, clutter-free masterpiece. But don’t be afraid to get a little innovative in your own space. You never know what you’ll come up with! Head to our storage collection to discover more solutions for your small space.