Some of my favorite post-college, first-apartment purchases were from Urban Outfitters. I still remember exactly what they were: two velvet floor pillows that made me feel bohemian and sophisticated, a hippie blue wall tapestry that I used to cover a hand-me-down sofa, a butterfly canvas chair in ivory that I still have and love, more than two decades later. After a tour of its website recently, I’m happy to report that the store’s collection of furniture and decor is as fun and hip as it was then. Here, 10 storage pieces that are particularly good for first apartments and small spaces.
Above: Is this a bucket, a stool, a table, or a bin? It’s whatever you want it to be. The sturdy Flecked Multi-Use Storage Stool is larger than it looks (it’s 18 inches tall and 15.5 inches across) and comes in black, green, and rose (pictured); $98.
Above: The rolling metal Mina Folding Desk has a slim profile as it is, but it can practically disappear when you need it to. All you have to do is fold it up and store to make room; $149.Above: The tall and slim metal Mimi Tall Locker Storage Console is retro done right; $199.Above: Need extra seating but don’t have the room? Consider the Otto Wood Stacking Stool, which can be easily stacked and stowed or used as side tables scattered through the home; $98.Above: A multi-use item, the Leni Leaning Mirror has hooks on top and two ladder rungs on the bottom (we’d use them like we would a wardrobe valet stand); $139.
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