IKEA is definitely a go to for a small area particularly a dorm or tiny apartment. Their design is European in origin and it’s very common to find small living spaces. They’ve gotten storage and sizing to an art form. Currently you can find items like a downsized nightstand allowing you to have a bedside table in a small room. Or you might find more airiness in minimalist shelving. There’s also the wealth of choices in built in storage in headboards, under beds and in bureaus.