Whether you like to stash items behind closed doors or put them out on display, here are 5 clever storage ideas that’ll help you keep your home organised
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Staircases take up an enormous amount of room, but unless they have open treads, they can also offer plenty of storage space. This homeowner cleverly had a set of drawers built into the space beneath hers to store various bits and pieces.
Spray-painted a dark charcoal with contrasting colour-coded boxes, this retro metal locker-style unit is a quirky idea for any little sport fan’s bedroom and makes finding clothes so easy.
3. Home office
As this is a shared home office, a customised unit that spans the length of the back wall was the best option – both homeowners can sit side by side without feeling cramped. The built-in cupboards and drawers ensure that all files, books and paperwork are in easy reach, while keeping the worktop free of clutter.
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Keeping children’s toys and books ordered is always challenging, especially in a space that’s shared by kids and adults. This contemporary open shelving unit offers the perfect compromise – the games are within easy reach of little people, while the quirky artwork hanging above it gives it a grown-up twist.
5. Free standing furniture
With their roomy interiors, free-standing cupboards can provide generous storage space for everything, from linen and clothes to glasses and wine. In this case, the owner transformed an old wardrobe into a stylish drinks cabinet by replacing the mirrored door insets with mesh and giving the piece a washed paint effect. Another clever idea to zhoosh up a tired glass-fronted armoire is to wallpaper the panel behind the shelves.