One of the hardest parts of decorating a small apartment is deciding whether or not those knickknacks are worth taking up precious square footage in your apartment. The best way to tackle tiny-home decor is to make sure you pick pieces that are functional.
Everything in a small space should serve a purpose. My favorite functional decorations are candles and reed diffusers: They take up minimal space and cover up the stuffy smell of apartments without enough windows. Pretty clocks, decorative storage, and throw pillows are great functional decor too.
Functional Decor by Hilary Abrahamson
1. Turquoise Wall Clock from Target, $28: A colorful clock can brighten up your wall without wasting much-need, but under-utilized space. Other great things to put on the wall are coat hooks, magazine racks, and mirrors.
2. H&M Hotel Candle, $5.95: Pick something with a great scent and a decorative look to make the most of these small items.
3. House Tissue Box Cover from Urban Outfitters, $8: I don’t think tissue box designs have had a significant upgrade since I was in elementary school. Tissue box covers are a great way to disguise floral-print cardboard without taking up any unnecessary space.
4. Astrological Jewelry Stand from Urban Outffiters, $20: I have this jewelry stand and it’s one of my favorite pieces. It has the macabre vibe I like, and it keeps my rings from being scattered all over my dresser.
5. H&M Ceramic Jar, $12.95: Storage jars are always useful to hide away little items like receipts, safety pins, coupons, what have you.
6. Skull Bank from Urban Outfitters, $24: I want this skull bank SO bad. Right now I’m keeping my laundry quarters in a glass jar on a shelf. This stylish might help me forget about how much I hate community laundry.