Small Home? Here's What to Register for
Does it feel like wedding registries are meant for couples who already—miraculously—own large, spacious homes? It's not true! Homes of all shapes and sizes deserve the same registry love. But there are tricks to maximizing a smaller space with the right stuff on your newlywed wish list. Here are a few great registry picks to help you design, declutter and upgrade the quaint living space you know and love (and wouldn't have any other way).
An impressive ceiling fixture will draw the eye upward and help your home feel bigger than it really is.
World Market antique whitewash wood bead chandelier, $200, WorldMarket.com
When it seems like every corner is already being used, take advantage of the walls. You'd be surprised how much space a few floating shelves create.
West Elm floating wedge shelf, from $79, WestElm.com
A New Rug
In a design rut? Nothing a bright and festive (or clean and minimal) new rug can't fix. And, of course, it'll take up no space at all.
Dorset ivory and fuchsia indoor area rug, from $40, JossandMain.com
Say goodbye to feeling like the "before" actor in a tupperware infomercial. These bowls are chic and microwavable, but best of all they stack neatly together to maximize cabinet space.
Rosti Mepal microwavable nested storage bowls in Nordic Berry, from $60, Food52.com
The Bare (Kitchen) Necessities
Skip the one-use kitchen items (sorry, electric spiralizer) and register for the absolute essentials, like this all-purpose Dutch oven you'll use again and again.
Le Creuset Signature cast-iron fleur round Dutch oven, $300, Williams-Sonoma.com
Ceiling embellishments aren't the only design hack to expand a room—deck the walls with large works of art that add personality and create the illusion of a larger space.
Anna Argiropoulos "Pandora's Door" wall art, from $21, Minted.com
For the couple who feels like they don't need any more stuff, register for subscription services that'll change your life for the better without costing you a corner of precious space. Try something like a meal prep delivery kit, a year's supply of wine or wellness boxes.
Blue Apron meal e-gift card, from $60, BlueApron.com
For out-in-the-open storage, try a set of mismatched wicker baskets for shoes, laundry, extra pillows, toys and everything in between.
Serena & Lily solid La Jolla baskets, from $78, SerenaandLily.com
Look for furniture that pulls double-duty stowing clutter away. This cute ottoman secretly opens up to a hollow drum that hides whatever needs hiding at the moment.
Willa Arlo Interiors Evangelina two-piece storage ottoman set, $312, Wayfair.com
One of the best things to register for when space is limited is cash. The Knot Newlywed Fund lets you register for monetary gifts to put toward travel, classes, milestone purchases and, well, pretty much anything you could possibly dream of (even a literal storage unit).
Start your Newlywed Fund on The Knot.