When it comes to home improvements, it is important to find the right storage to fit your needs. The storage serves both a practical purpose but can make a huge difference with your décor too. If you are looking to get your home looking less cluttered and want to find the right storage solutions, check out our storage hacks below.
Bedroom Storage Hacks
- Place shelves along the perimeter of your bedroom walls. It will create a 3D border, where you will be able to place books, photo frames and other miscellaneous items. This is a unique way of adding storage and making a décor statement at the same time.
- Bed storage can go beyond drawers under the bed- you can create storage in your headboard too. If you’re wondering where you can get such a thing, Ikea sells the ‘BRIMNES’ headboard that does just the trick.
- Buy a laundry hamper that you could hang up on the back of your door. It may only take up a little space on the floor, but by hanging it up, your room will look far less cluttered.
- Radiator covers can be the overlooked answer to your storage needs. Did you know that you can get radiator covers with built-in handy shelves? This simple solution looks nice and is a safer option than a naked radiator too.
- Lay your mattress on Ikea There are several different things you can do with this, from using a series of short drawer units and placing your mattress on top, to using a frame of ‘Kallax’ shelves and placing wooden boards on top to form the base. Storage under the bed is a great place to start utilizing unused space.
- Make a vintage nightstand out of old vintage suitcases. These can be picked up from your local charity shop. They look great and are the perfect bit of handy storage to hide anything from clothes, to Knick k
Knacks that are usually left lying around everywhere.
- Hang up a corkboard with some pins in a nice frame so that you can hang up your jewellery in your bedroom.
- You can use drawer organisers to organize your drawers better. This isn’t just useful for your kitchen- but makes a great organizer for your bedroom too.
- DIY Pegboards are a great way of hanging your bits and bobs up. You can use cable ties to tie up any items that are just floating around. This can be used for jewellery, watches, keys, scarfs, all sorts!
- Screw hooks underneath shelving to create further places to hang items from. A simple yet effective way of getting clutter out of the way, whilst creating a nice decorative effect.
Living Room Hacks
- Create a storage bench using square storage units and baskets. You can then add cushions on top, so not only do you have a comfy new seat, but you have a practical storage solution too.
- Place shelves over your door frames. They may just be a little ledge to place items on, but it still helps to clear up a little of the clutter.
- Use a storage ottoman to hide things like magazines and remotes. They are still easily accessible but help to hide the everyday things that make your room look more cluttered.
- Use the space under your sofa. This is another overlooked area. Although you may not have much room, if your sofa has legs, you may be able to fit a couple of document files or boxes underneath at least.
- A cable tidy box like this helps to keep your plugs and cables tidier, making your home look more organised and less cluttered.
- Use tension rods to help organise your kitchen cupboards. You can hang all sorts from them, like pots and pans, mugs and you can even attach shower curtain rings and clips and hang snacks from them. I would highly recommend following Stacy Solomon on Instagram as she has some amazing storage ideas like this.
- Why not repurpose an office supply organiser into a kitchen organiser? You can place your washing up liquid, hand soap and sponges on here and screw it into the wall near the sink.
- Cooking and eating utensils could be placed into different sized mason jars or vintage looking tins and placed onto a shelf or board in the kitchen. This will look on-trend and be practical and handy too.
- Use hanging baskets to store your fruit. Sometimes fruit can get rotten if left at the bottom of a fruit basket but using a tier system of hanging baskets, you can separate your fruit and hang them more efficiently.
- Use fridge drawers and fridge organisers to help tidy up the contents of your fridge. This way, you will be able to see exactly what you have, what you need and what needs using up before it goes off.
- Invest in some lazy Susan’s for your fridge and cupboards. What’s a lazy Susan? It’s a handy rotating board that you can rotate so that you can spin it around to reach what was being stored at the back.
- Use a rolling office trolley that you can tuck underneath a counter to help store food or things such as condiments.
I hope that this blog post has given you some ideas for storage solutions in your home. It is amazing the difference that putting things away can do. Suddenly your home looks less cluttered, tidier and you will feel a lot more organised too. Most of the items above are inexpensive, and just require a little imagination and creativity. For more advice on storage solutions, why not get in touch with an interior designer? They will be able to talk you through some fantastic storage solutions that will not only be practical but will look great too!