If you’re like most people, you probably have a bit more clutter in your home than you’d like. Without proper storage, your personal possessions can end up turning a lovely room into a total eyesore. Try these elegant storage solutions to keep your home looking in top form:
Double duty furniture
These days, we’re seeing more and more furniture pieces do double duty. In many cases, these pieces can actually create a really cool overall aesthetic by redefining the way we use space in a room. One example is to buy a loft bed for your child’s room that incorporates a built-in desk underneath of the bed and storage on the side of the unit. Because this storage solution involves just one piece of furniture, it looks clean and pleasing to the eye. Another example would be a coffee table that includes built-in shelving or drawers that allows you to stow magazines, books, and other paper clutter while still keeping it within easy reach.
Open storage solutions
Not all of your belongings need to be kept out of sight and out of mind. In fact, open storage solutions can be a great way to make your home look more cosy and inviting. In the kitchen, consider adding a rack high above your kitchen island where you can store pots and pans, or buying a few baskets and bins for your countertop where you can keep your cooking utensils. In the foyer, spray paint old crates and hang them on the wall to create a creative open storage unit for your shoes, hats, gloves, and umbrellas. In the bathroom, consider hanging baskets from towel rods and filling them with towels and toiletries so that you and your guests will have them within easy reach. Got a large item like a bike that you can’t find room for? Mount it on the wall from a cool shelf and have it double as a piece of art.
Quirky Storage Units
Looking to buy a new coffee table, bookshelf, or dresser to enhance the overall aesthetic of the room and increase your storage space? Consider choosing a piece that plays up your likes and interests. This can be an especially fun idea in the kids’ rooms or the playroom. Buy colourful drawers and bins that incorporate their favourite shapes, toys, and characters into their design: everything from Nintendo controller coffee tables to Tetris-shaped bookcases are available for purchase. Get creative and put your personality on display for all your guests to see.
Of course, the best way to truly eliminate clutter once and for all is to get rid of items you no longer want or use. I freed up a lot of storage space in my living room and kids’ bedrooms by selling my old gaming stuff online on musicMagpie. Consider this website and others when looking for a new home for your old stuff.