10 Smart Storage Solutions that makes your dream home unique
Not everyone has the same knack for managing space like interior designers. Sometimes you have to sacrifice possessions to free up room; other times you have to disrupt the aesthetics of a room just to hold more possessions.
But don’t fret. There’s plenty of creative storage solutions which don’t require forfeiting style for space (or the opposite).
Let’s examine 10 of the best ones.
- Out of Sight. Out of Mind.
Ideal for small homes, the hidden compartments and drawers in this design free up vital space to deliver clean geometric lines and simple elegance.
This space-saving measure allows for the display of art and other elements of style, but can also be used for something more practical, such as a bed.
- Those Aren’t Walls…
Unless you hang something on them, most walls don’t serve a functional purpose. Not true in this case.
Here we have what appears to be a closeted hallway. With wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling storage, it’s unlikely this homeowner is stuffing new purchases into a storage bin.
The use of decorative stools also gives this room an air of sophistication, conjuring up images of shopping at famous designer-brand stores.
- Functional Scenery
In this tight-squeeze of a room the collapsible chest and drawer prove an indispensable means to free up space.
Not only does it allow for easier movement of the home’s occupants, but it blends into the overall tone, colour and material-scheme of the room.
Cellphones, cosmetics and knick-knacks—just throw it in there and fold it.
- Industrial Aesthetics
Modern. Edgy. Eclectic. This particular storage space conforms to the overall theme of the apartment, and while its purpose is mostly artistic (as seen by the utter lack of shelves), its lower compartments offer a place to tactfully display one’s shoes.
- Camouflaged Closets
But what if you have mountains of clothes, shoes, purses and other accessories that you need to store discreetly? A place where the massive clutter won’t be seen by prying guests and result in deep and lasting embarrassment to yourself?
The answer: camouflage. Just push open that door disguising itself as part of the wall (hence the lack of doorknob) and voila!
Your own secret stash of fashion! A hidden room where you can pile on the shirts and silks and shoes—all to the complete ignorance of your guests.
- Optics of Space
Not every home contains a secret door that leads to huge concealed vaults full of clothing. Some need to manage space better, or at least give the illusion of doing so.
Here, the bright lights and clean reflections of shrewdly-placed mirrors creates the optics of wider space.
Although the floor is narrow, the mirrors in this closet lead us to believe it stretches far into the distance, while generous use of shelves and compartments add a more functional edge to this stylish storage area.
- Footwear Paradise
Perhaps more at home to a department store than an apartment, this giant rack dedicated to footwear is every shoe-lover’s dream.
It’s well-organized, makes full use of space, and would be purely functional if not for the fact that it hides the shoes from view, leaving the front for more aesthetic options such as hanging works of art.
- Form & Style
This dark-toned, dimly lit closet combines utility with visual appeal. It looks gorgeous while also providing ample room for one’s storage needs.
The full-length (not to mention wide) mirror also comes in handy for when multiple occupants need to get dressed at the same time, such as for a party.
- Going with the Flow
At first glance it’s difficult to tell where the wall ends and the compartments begin.
Here we have the ultimate fusion of form and style: the compartments blend perfectly into the overall rustic theme of the apartment, offering valuable storage space without disrupting the aesthetic flow.
And because nature is free and wild and never predictable, this storage space—much like the rest of the furniture—mimics the natural world by having each compartment vary in size and height.
- Structured Elegance
In striking contrast to the previous example, this room maintains a clean and ordered appearance. The closet is sleek, understated and sophisticated, and when opened reveals a very organized and methodical structure that’s perfect for storing a great number of items.
With a creamy tone that matches the rest of the home, this closet is both artful and efficient.
From maximizing space and blending into decor, from secret stashes to works of art, these 10 storage solutions fit every homeowner’s needs.