5 Storage Ideas For Small Spaces
Whether you live in a smaller home or apartment or you're downsizing, finding storage for all of your belongings in a modest space can be difficult. Using a little creativity, you can find new places to keep things so your home will always look neat and tidy. Here are 5 ideas for storage in small spaces.
Sleep On It
Make any space under your bed useful as storage space. Plastic bins are easily hidden behind a bed skirt. Create a different, cozy look by making your own bins to slide under your bed. You can paint old dresser drawers or suitcases and add wheels to the bottoms. The best part is, they should already have handles for easy pulling.
Buy Double-Duty Furniture
A storage ottoman is a wonderful investment for your living room. It's like having three pieces of furniture in one. You can use it to store decorative pillows or throws, as a footrest or extra seating, and then add a decorative tray to the cushion to use it as a coffee table. It makes a big statement in any space.
If You Can't Buy It, Build It
Using wooden milk crates, you can create a coffee table or side tables for any living area. Paint or stain them to match your decor, and then assemble them in a square or rectangular form with the open side facing out. This creates a nice size table for a smaller room, and lets you use the crates for storing books or decor. You can even personalize it by filling the hole in the center of the table with plants or seasonal items.
Nooks For Books
Use every nook to create extra storage. Even a smaller space becomes the perfect spot for extra books, music, bowls, or decor with the addition of some shorter shelves. It's a great addition to an open wall or an awkward corner.
The Sky's The Limit
Take advantage of vertical space, especially behind doors. It's usually easy to access, and it keeps more stuff off the floor, giving your room a cleaner appearance. There are many different methods to use the space, whether you want hooks, pocket organizers, or peg boards. You can find pieces that hang over your door, or pieces that install into your door.
Sometimes all it takes to see your home's potential is a fresh set of eyes and some inspiration. With these helpful hints and your own creativity, you'll be on your way to maximizing your home's storage in no time.
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