Wine cellar beneath contemporary staircase: modern Wine cellar by Space Alchemy Ltd

House storage ideas—17 genius ways to organize

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Think storage has to be big, bulky and massively obtrusive? Think again! We've stumbled across some amazing storage systems and products that will not only make home organisation a doddle, but also as stylish as anything.

You'll have friends asking who your interior designer is if you invest in any of these pieces, so take a look and see how your home's storage capacity could be instantly increased and beautified…

1. Wine doesn't have to be kept in the cellar

Wine cellar beneath contemporary staircase: modern Wine cellar by Space Alchemy Ltd
Space Alchemy Ltd

Wine cellar beneath contemporary staircase

Space Alchemy Ltd

Especially when you have under stairs space going to waste!

2. Instead of trying to hide clutter away

Uashmama - Metallic Bags:  Household by Dust
Dust

Uashmama—Metallic Bags

Dust

Simply store it in beautiful, unusual storage bags. These also make great bins…

3. Wall-mounted brackets

When you have a shortage of free space but a lot of shoes, wall-mounted brackets are a great hallway storage idea. Just try to keep to one pair, per person in the hallway!

4. Simple solutions are often the best

Showcase #1:  Household by Anne Linde
Anne Linde

Showcase #1

Anne Linde

So wall-mounted metal boxes are amazing for adding modern style as well as handy storage.

5. Don't be afraid to go a little eclectic with your storage

This is even hinged to open and offer yet more practicality.

6. Keep things fluid

 Household by Ronda Design
Ronda Design

Magnetika system—magnetic shelves

Ronda Design

By adopting a magnetic storage system.

7. Repurpose old furniture or equipment

Into eye-catching and artistic storage. This stepladder looks great as a shelving system!

8. Don't forget the kids' storage needs!

This fun Dachshund makes organisation engaging and easy.

9. Simpler is often better

So give everyone in the house an assigned colour and tailor your storage accordingly. We'll take pink, please…

10. For sophistication on the move

A portable wine storage system works wonders and makes dinner parties even more fun.

11. Two wheels are better than four

And this simple storage system is a lot smaller than a garage. What a fab way to keep all your cycling safety equipment together!

12. Every space can be more multifunctional

 Boys Bedroom by Sofás Camas Cruces
Sofás Camas Cruces

Litera con escritorio y librería incorporados

Sofás Camas Cruces

Yes, even your teen's room! This desk, bed and bookshelf combo is such a space saver.

13. To save precious cupboard space

You can hang pots from a ceiling-mounted rack. Just don't try this with the cast iron items!

14. Turn alcoves into handy and decorative storage features

 Corridor & hallway by Einwandfrei - innovative Malerarbeiten oHG
Einwandfrei—innovative Malerarbeiten oHG

Treppenhaus-Gestaltung mit Marmorputz, Gesindehaus, Bad Hönningen

Einwandfrei - innovative Malerarbeiten oHG

We love these terracotta pipes being used to separate the wine bottles.

15. Think about transforming dead space into usable rooms

modern Dressing room by meine möbelmanufaktur GmbH
meine möbelmanufaktur GmbH

Begehbarer Kleiderschrank unter Schräge

meine möbelmanufaktur GmbH

Your loft is a prime target for a conversion and you could get that walk-in wardrobe you've always wanted…

16. Out of sight is out of mind with handy under-bed storage drawers

classic Bedroom by Massive Naturmöbel
Massive Naturmöbel

AVANTI Schubkastenbett

Massive Naturmöbel

It's the perfect place for keeping spare bedding that normally takes up a lot of space.

17. Get some storage in your storage with drawer organisers

That will let you keep more items in one space, without the risk of damage.

For more storage inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Clever storage solutions for awkward kitchen corners.

Which of these storage ideas are you tempted to try?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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