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7 Storage Ideas Worth Considering

May 27 2014 - 4:53am

Gone are the days when storage was bland, boring, and downright basic. Rather than hiding extra clothes and accessories in boxes or drawers, there are several ways you can transform your belongings into decor — without sacrificing style. Fit for any space, these seven ideas blend function with design, whether it be for your shoes, accessories, or kitchenware.

Photo by Chellise Michael [1] via Homepolish [2]

A Large Console

Some handbags are worth more than decor, so why hide them? We love how Jacey Duprie from Damsel in Dior [3] used her home's console table to hold her favorite handbags. They match perfectly with her living room and can easily be swapped out for a fresh look.

Photo by Cambria Grace Photography [4] via Style Me Pretty [5]

A Raised Bed Frame

For unexpected clothing storage, raise your bed! Then, use the space below as a closet. Complete the look with curtains that add color yet keep your wardrobe out of site.

Source: Domino Magazine [6]

Stylish Baskets

An entryway can be an unexpected (yet stylish) way to add extra storage. Placing large baskets under a console table will conceal everything from shoes to blankets — without your guests ever knowing!

Source: Nate Berkus [7]

Under-the-Bed Storage

If you love shoes but struggle to store them, try stacking wooden shipping pallets like this NYC studio apartment [8]. It's a cute and clever way to display shoes, and it turns the bed into a focal point.

Photo by Chellise Michael [9] via Homepolish [10]

A Standout Cabinet

For a functional touch, this office painted a portion of their cabinets with chalkboard paint! Not only does it make daily planning easy, it created the look of an accent wall, too.

Photo by Kelly Ishikawa [11] via Style Me Pretty [12]

Open Shelving

A 2014 design trend [13], open shelving does require a bit of organization, but is worth trying if you're looking for a chic way to display kitchenware. One rule of thumb: keep it cohesive with minimal dinnerware; this is not a trend that favors an eclectic mix.

Source: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design [14]

A Multifunctional Cupboard

No need to hide your belongings behind closed doors. With an open bottom and glass doors, this cabinet offers the best of both worlds. The glass doors showcase accessories, while the bottom portion displays larger items and baskets for toys.

Photo by OhJoy! [15] via Style Me Pretty [16]

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