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Clever storage solutions

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
Cool Contemporary Apartment:  Kitchen by Five One Interio
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No matter how many times a year we do a spring clean or complete the treacherous task of going through the documents and receipts that we've accumulated over the past few months, there always comes a point when the draws won't close and the cupboards are bursting at the seams. Sometimes catalogues or magazines that we intended to flick through or try out a new recipe from end up forgotten at the bottom of the pile, never to be seen again until the next big clean. If this is a reoccurring problem for you, you may need to rethink and re-evaluate how you store your everyday household objects.

Many people live by the saying, out of sight, out of mind. But at some point, this eventually comes around to bite you when what you've tried to keep out of sight becomes positively unsightly. Therefore, on homify today, we are going to investigate and discover some useful and good-looking storage solutions for your home. Hopefully these ideas will fill you with inspiration to reorganise your life!

Pocket study

Daughters Bedroom:  Bedroom by ZERO9

Daughters Bedroom


With space becoming a premium in our homes, designers are always looking for creative ways to maximise what is readily available. A child's bedroom is a constant source of problems for parents. With homework, books, computers and toys (to name only a few), their growth and learning means the objects they possess are ever-changing. There are some items that, for parents, are too precious to throw away or have sentimental value. Despite their worth, they still end up at the back of cupboards and drawers, only to be discovered years later, and more than likely to stay where they were. The unit on display, figuratively speaking, kills two birds with one stone. Your child has ample room to complete their homework tasks, as well as room to store their toys and books properly. Now, thanks to homify experts ZERO9, your kids have no excuse for a messy bedroom!

Hidden treasures

This is a great example of how shelving units are not required to jut out or protrude from a wall. If you like your cabinets and cupboards to sit flush, you can use this image as inspiration. By cutting away into this solid stone wall, the designers from M+P, have created a creative and functional use for what would have originally been dead space. If you desire a more subtle look, you can paint the panels the same colour as the existing wall. Alternatively, if you want to add a bit of excitement and drama to the space, you can follow the example and paint the sliding doors in a bold pop of colour! Of course, over the years you have the ability to be able to change this. But, the fact still remains; you have just opened up a whole new world of storage possibilities with this clever solution. 

Flying solo

If you are already a minimalist, and aren't the type to hoard objects or documents, a simple shelf, to house some delicate decorations is the perfect storage solution for you. As you can see, Studio An V Thot Architects have chosen a simple wooden plank, with a lovely finish and grain, that acts as a piece of floating art in itself. This is great idea for those who have some sentimental items or special holiday trinkets that they want on display everyday. Otherwise, it is also an extremely effective way to spruce up a wall that was a little boring or needing a bit of attention. 

Sculptural & functional

We love this example by Studio An V Thot Architects, as it shows a shelving unit can be the two things we desire most in a furniture unit—beautiful and functional! This fabulous set of shelves is suitable for any room, but the addition of stones at the base means it would be a great way to radiate the Feng Shui energy through an entrance or living space. The matte finish cupboard doors complement the smooth finish of the white pebbles, giving the entire unit an earthy and serene existence. A floating unit also makes cleaning a breeze; without the pebbles you can simply run the broom or vacuum cleaner underneath to ensure no build up of dust or grim will occur.

On display

Lastly, if you have items that you want to display and see every day, you cannot look past a glass display unit by Five One Interio. Here, you can put your best china or crockery on show to be the envy of your friends and family. It is unfortunate that these pieces are often stored away, only to be seen during special occasions. Their sentiment and, of course, their beauty means they should be visible all the time. You never know, you might walk past one day and think, I know the perfect dish to cook in that pot… . That's a win-win situation for everyone!

What do you think of these storage ideas? Do you think they will help you to organise your home better? 
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