Living in a small space doesn’t have to be cramped and cluttered. Plenty of storage solutions can help you make the most of your limited square footage. This blog post will explore 10 different storage ideas for small spaces. We will look at furniture options, decor items that can double as storage, area rugs with hidden storage, window treatments with built-in storage, and more! With a little creativity, you can easily create extra storage space in even the smallest room.
It doesn’t matter how much area you have; it never seems enough. If you’re working with a small space, to begin with, stowing all of your belongings with limited storage options may seem impossible.
We have solutions that are good for you. Discover different storage options to make the most of even the smallest spaces.
Display The Goods
If you have many beautiful items, why not use them as part of your decor? Many people are doing this now instead of filling their homes with impersonal storage containers. Displaying the goods is a great way to show off your unique style while getting the added benefit of decluttering and extra storage.
If you have a lot of plants and a small space, consider storage solutions that keep your pots off the floor and your counter space but in a pleasing way. For storage that doubles as a display, hang pots on the walls, utilize hanging planters, and tuck greenery away on shelves.
Utilize Over-The-Door Space
If your small home or apartment doesn’t have a lot of extra space, get creative with the space you have. One often-overlooked storage spot is the back of the doors. You can buy hooks or racks that hang over doors and provide additional storage for coats, hats, towels, robes, etc.
The area over your doors is the most under-utilized space in your home. Think it: valuable real estate is usually ignored, let alone used properly for storage. Install cabinetry or shelving above your door, and you’ll be surprised at how much space an often area can provide. You can also place hallway rugs or small runners in this space to store shoes, umbrellas, and other frequently used items.
Say “Yes” to Wall-To-Wall Storage
Take advantage of every nook and cranny by mounting shelves along your walls. Wall storage is especially useful in small kitchens where countertop space is limited. Wall-mounted shelves can hold everything from spices to cookbooks to dishware. Use the Space Under Your BedThe space under your bed is the perfect place to store out-of-season clothes, extra bedding, and even shoes. Invest in some storage containers or bins and tuck them away until you need them.
Do you have a wall that you can use? Install wall-to-wall bookcases then you’ll have enough space on a single wall to keep every book, plant, and nick-knacks you own. Wall storage keeps clutter controlled and makes your living space look bigger by keeping the rest of your living space free and open.
Create A Catch-All Space
If you have even the smallest space in your entryway for a bench, do yourself a favor and add some cubbies and baskets to enhance your storage. They’re perfect for hiding and storing shoes, bags, and other essentials. Your room will always look tidy, and those items that always seem to get in the way will finally have a place.
Hang Up A Peg Board
A clean and orderly workplace is important for productivity, whether you’re a crafter or a remote employee, and this goes for offices of all sizes. A pegboard is good for storing small items such as colored pens, paper supplies, and crafting tools easily accessible while cluttering your desktop or hiding them in boxes. You can also hang wall sconces, calendars, and other office essentials on a pegboard to make things look neater and take up less space.
Replace Your Nightstand With A Stackable Shelf
Nightstands are great for bedrooms because they provide extra storage without much space. However, if you have a small room or are looking for ways to save space, you can replace your nightstand with a stackable shelf. Stackable shelves are great for small spaces because they can be easily moved and don’t take up much space. You can use them to store books, magazines, alarm clocks, and other bedroom essentials.
Put Your Jewelry On Display
If you have a lot of jewelry, finding a place to store it all can be difficult. One great way to store your jewelry is to put it on display. You can buy a jewelry stand or make your own using wire and hooks. Hang your necklaces from the hooks and drape your bracelets and rings over the wire. This way, you can easily see all of your jewelry and choose what you want to wear for the day.
Use Under-Bed Storage Containers
The space under your bed is often wasted because it’s difficult to access. However, if you use storage containers that slide under your bed, you can use this space and keep it organized. Under-bed storage containers are great for storing out-of-season clothes, extra bedding, and even holiday decorations.
Invest In Secret Storage
Don’t underestimate the impact of furniture with hidden storage. Items with concealed storage, such as ottomans, tufted benches, couches, and beds, act as clutter hiders and functional furniture. Plus, you’d never know that the bench you’re sitting on is packed with heels you haven’t worn in over a year.
File Clutches Upright
Keep file clutches organized and upright by storing them in a bookcase. Clutches will help you stay on top of your paperwork, receipts, and other documents that can quickly become unruly. If you don’t have a lot of room for a bookcase, consider using an over-the-door shoe rack to achieve the same result.
Area rugs are not only for looks; they can also serve as a storage solution. Roll up your rug and store seasonal clothing, extra bedding, or anything else you need out of the way but still within reach. You can find rugs in stores like RugKnots with built-in storage compartments, or you can get creative and DIY your own.
There are endless possibilities for storage, no matter how small your space may be. You can find a storage solution that works for you and your home by getting creative and thinking outside the box. Hopefully, these ten ideas have inspired you to do just that! If you have any great storage ideas, please share them in the comments below.
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