I didn't have enough storage to install 8.1.2 on my 5s so I bought some more.

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It requires 5.6 GB and I have 5.1. So I bought 200 GB. It still says it can't install. Not enough storage. I don't understand.
 

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It's physical storage on your device, not iCloud... you can't add to your device...

You need to delete music, video, and perhaps some apps to free up space - install the update, then re-sync to reinstall apps and put back what was deleted.
 

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It requires 5.6 GB and I have 5.1. So I bought 200 GB. It still says it can't install. Not enough storage. I don't understand.

Cloud storage doesn't work for installing updates. You will have to plug it into your computer and do the update through iTunes, that uses less space.