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Registry Favorites for Couples with Small Spaces

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Working with a small space? Check out these registry picks to organize and maximize your space. This post is brought to you by Crate and Barrel.

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It’s interesting to consider how different wedding planning and registering can be if you are located in a big city vs a more rural area. Of course, we all know that the costs for nearly everything rise in major cities– including wedding costs! Big cities like NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco are at the top of the list of the most expensive places to get married. And oftentimes, couples located in major cities are living in smaller spaces. City-dwelling couples may not have room for a collection of wedding china or tons of decorative accents, so this can impact the way they register. From the type, size, and amount of items they add to their gift list, saving space becomes a major factor!

Couples who live in small spaces in big cities have to get creative with storage solutions. They need to find ways to take advantage of every square inch of real estate their apartment or home provides. To help our readers in this position, we’ve put together a guide of amazing registry items that are perfect for couples with small spaces with the help of our friends at Crate and Barrel.

We love Crate and Barrel because they create high-quality pieces that will last your entire lifetime, and that you can enjoy for years to come. Their designs are modern and clean, and they have an impressive amount of space-saving solutions that are exclusive to their store, meaning you won’t find them anywhere else!

Registry Favorites for Couples with Small Spaces from Crate and Barrel

These items from Crate and Barrel are perfect for small spaces! We love the space-saving solutions -- perfect for your wedding registry!

For the dining room

We love these three items for the dining room because they really help you maximize your space! The dining table easily folds up when not in use, and the same for the dining chairs, so you can easily store them in a closet or against a wall when not in use to open up your floor space. The wine bar offers a nice storage solution for couples who love to entertain, with a clean and chic way to store wine, glasses, and more!

Sawyer White Wine Bar • Span White Gateleg Dining Table • Spare White Folding Wood Dining Chair

For the kitchen

City kitchens tend to be pretty small and don’t offer much counter space, so the kitchen island offers you additional storage as well as counter space. As a bonus, the edge folds up to create a bar you can sit at to eat your meals! When it comes to maximizing a small space, using the walls is key — so I also loved the wall-mounted pot rack and knife holder to free up your cabinet or counter space for these much-needed kitchen items.

Belmont White Kitchen Island •  Schmidt Brothers ® Acacia Magnetic Wall Bars • J.K. Adams Grey Wall Mounted Pot Rack

For the bedroom

Again, when it comes to space-saving it’s important to take advantage of your wall space, so these shelves can offer great storage for anything from artwork, photos, to perfumes! A rolling shoe rack will help to organize and store up to 50 pairs of shoes and keep them from cluttering the floors of your apartment or closet. And the linen jewelry box is a chic and classy way to store your baubles and can easily be tucked into a drawer or put on a shelf if needed.

Davis Brushed Silver Wall Shelves (similar) • Supreme Adjustable Rolling Shoe Rack (similar) • Linen Jewelry Box (similar)

For the living room

The living room is where most couples spend the majority of their time at home. The media console offers lots of cabinet space for books, video games, your DVD player and more, while the leaning bookcase offers tons of storage with a slim profile to maximize floor space. These decorative trays are fabulous for corralling everything from remotes to coffee table books to make your tables look chic and organized.

Clapboard Bourbon 60″ Media Console • Sawyer Mocha Leaning 24.5″ Bookcase • Zuma Trays (similar)

Odds and Ends

Of course, Crate and Barrel also have tons of fabulous small storage solutions, from a grocery bag holder to collect all those store bags to decorative baskets, totes, boxes, and buckets to store just about anything you could imagine.

simplehuman ® 2.3-Gallon Grocery Bag Holder (similar) • Small Wire Basket • Sedona Grey Lidded Rectangular Tote

Space-Saving Registry Items from Crate & Barrel

No matter what your living space is like, these chic and stylish storage solutions from Crate and Barrel will help you fight clutter beautifully. Any of these items would make a fabulous addition to your home.

I really love Crate and Barrel as a registry option because of the wide variety of chic, high-quality products they offer — you can register for everything from dishes to linens to furniture! And of course, when you register at Crate and Barrel you can enjoy an extra 10% off your remaining, unpurchased gifts for six months after your wedding day, so snag those items at a discount and start saving space and concealing clutter. Their gift tracking will help you know who to thank for each of your gifts which is oh-so-helpful!

PS– there’s a little surprise for all of you brides-to-be who choose to register! If you register in-store at Crate and Barrel you’ll receive a set of their best-selling stemless wine glasses in an embroidered linen bag as a thank you. Yes, free wine glasses!! I’ll drink to that!

Create your Crate and Barrel Registry today or find and attend a Crate and Barrel Wedding Party Event and start wishing for the perfect items for your newlywed home.

Happy Registering!


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Jessica Bishop is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer. Jessica's expert wedding advice and money-saving tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.