Small Spaces, Big Impact With Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart

The smallest spaces in our homes—closets, entryways, odd-size areas—are often the most overlooked and in the biggest need of improvement. We've put our BHG Live Better Influencer Network to task to maximize the small spaces in their homes using Better Homes & Gardens products exclusively at Walmart. Read on to see some of their ingenious ideas.

Living room decor from Walmart.
Tufted storage ottoman from Walmart. photo

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Make One Area Do Twice the Work

Lindsay Hines from Whimsy Girl set out to have a sitting area in her home office double as a small home gym space. Her clever additions include a durable Madrigal Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Rug and a Tufted Storage Ottoman, which is a great place to store workout gear and can be easily moved out of the way. Cozy accents include Knit Throw Pillows and a fragrant assortment of Large and Small Ceramic Flower Diffusers and a Wicking Ceramic Diffuser set atop a Galvanized Tray.

Cube organizers from Walmart. photo

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Rethink and Reorganize

The clutter in a catch-all closet under the stairs was an embarrassment for KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms. She set some parameters to give it a dramatic makeover: It had to maximize storage and be inexpensive and cute. A 4-Cube Organizer fit the bill, with the perfect size, price and color. She filled it with Stripe Cube Storage. A Woven Kitchen Rug was the final finishing touch.

Metal garment rack from Walmart. photo

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Designate a Drop Zone

Denise Cooper of Be My Guest with Denise needed a "drop zone" by the garage entry into her home, so her family members could deposit shoes, bags, jackets and other items before they go inside. A Farmhouse Wood and Metal Garment Rack provided the foundation, and she furnished it with Black Stripe Storage Bins and Walnut Finish Hangers. Feet can get wiped on a Rudyard Plaid Kitchen Rug before entry.

Cube Organizers from Walmart. photo

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Improve Accessibility in a Closet

Julie Lancia of The Design Twins felt a guest room closet was "inactive storage"—it was being wasted on unused clothes and unwanted décor, and it was hard to get at what was inside. She decluttered and created a more usable area by installing an 8-Cube Organizer topped with a 4-Cube Organizer, which she filled with cube storage bins to make things easier to access. The result was a beautiful focal point that had a custom look without a custom price.

Outdoor chair from Walmart. photo

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Create Seating Space

Shannon Fox from Fox Hollow Cottage wanted to create a front-porch feeling for her little cottage; the problem was, it really doesn't have a porch, so she created one instead. Seating was the number one priority, and the Carson Cove Chat Set suited her requirements for size, style, and budget. A pair of planters helped define the space, and wood lanterns in small and large sizes provided ambient lighting.

Plush bath rugs from Walmart. photo

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Set Up a Spot for Self-Care

In uncertain times, Melonie Graves of The Mellionaire House wanted to add a sense of calm and happiness to her home by improving her master bath. The galley layout is long and narrow, so she made it warm and inviting by adding Thick and Plush Bath Rugs and matching Thick and Plush Oversized Towels in a lighter color to brighten the space. A Vanity Organizer keeps everything close at hand.

Vase and diffuser from Walmart. photo

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Avoid Aesthetic Overload

Though tempting, it can be easy to overfill a tiny room with too much stuff. In a shared office space with her husband, Lory Bernstein of Designthusiasm wanted to keep the room functional while still adding a bit of feminine fun. Her solution was to arrange a few small accessories to provide a little cheer, including flowers in a Porcelain Pitcher, scent from a Ceramic Diffuser, and a Gray Textured Vase for an accent of color.

Closet organizer from Walmart. photo

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Systemize Closet Storage

Becky Cunningham of Becky's Farmhouse also wanted to rethink a shared space, a large walk-in closet in her master bedroom that also belongs to her husband. The key was to choose organizing accessories that keep everything tidy but still easily available. She created a clothes storage system using a few Charleston Collection Six-Shelf Organizers paired with an Organizer Set and Charleston Collapsible Bins.

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