You might live in a small place, but that shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on the right amount of storage for your needs – there are many pretty and practical ways to store all your belongings that will really make the most of the (perhaps limited) space you have. Read on to find out more so you can store your stuff and enjoy your home so much more.
Hallways Hooks And Baskets
Many small homes don’t have enough storage space in the hallways, which can make it hard to store things in the entryway. To make up for the lack of storage space near your front door, put hooks and open shelves in the area to make a ‘drop zone’ that works for your family. Sort things by family member or type by putting them in bins or baskets on shelves.
What you really need when you want more storage is to get things off the floor. With that in mind, using your wall space is the best option – and shelving makes that as easy as possible. Choose modern shelving and wall shelf brackets that match your home’s aesthetic, and not only will you have storage, but you’ll have an attractive piece of décor too.
Hide It If You Have To
Not everything is pretty enough to keep out in the open. To keep things looking neater, use storage that is out of sight but still easy to get to. With furniture like a flip-top upholstered storage bench, you can hide things you don’t want on display in a stylish way.
Use Square Containers
Unless you have open shelves, square containers are always the best choice because they make the most of the space. Round containers take up more space and can never be pushed right up against a wall.
Also, don’t buy cheap. These containers might ‘only’ be for storage, but if people can see them, it is worth spending a little (and sometimes a lot) extra. They will become part of your interior design, and you’ll want them to look good. Cheap plastic boxes in your lovely living room are just not going to work.
Fill Awkward Spaces
Not all homes have them, but some properties do have weird, awkward spaces where nothing seems to fit. Or perhaps you’ve accidentally created these spaces by adding your furniture and belongings. The good news is that no matter how awkward they might be, you can always use them for storage. You won’t be using space that was meant to be for something else, and by creating storage that fits, you’ll maximise the space you have.
Use The Backs Of Doors
Even though it seems so obvious, how many of us forget to do this in rooms other than bathrooms? When rooms are small, all doors can be used to store things. With so many smart storage units and solutions on the market, it’s never been easier to use this wasted space. Use the back of the door in the kitchen as a spice rack or to hang cleaning tools out of reach of small children. You can hang all kinds of accessories, makeup, and even a mirror on the back of the door to save space in your bedroom.
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