Living & Family Room

Small Spaces

Living in an apartment, condo or other small home often offers convenience and lower costs, but the compromise comes with less space. However, living in a small space doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on design. At Pottery Barn, we have plenty of options for small spaces that combine style and function to create a beautiful living space.


In the living room, look for narrow or compact coffee tables that offer shelves underneath for extra storage to reduce clutter. Nesting side tables come in a number of styles, from traditional wood to more contemporary metal and glass designs. They save space by storing conveniently inside each other when just a single table is needed, but the smaller tables pull out when guests come over.


Make the most of the space in the entryway with a multifunction organizer that has hooks to hold jackets, keys and purses, a drawer for mail and a mirror to check your reflection before you leave. A shelf that holds baskets is another option, or a bench that opens for extra storage and provides a place to sit down and remove shoes or boots.


Add an extra shelf or cabinet above the toilet in the bathroom to create extra storage space and then use baskets or bottles to organize cotton balls, makeup brushes and other necessities. A slim shelf stored in the corner can hold extra toilet paper rolls or towels. Get creative to carve out space without making your home feel cluttered.