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15 clever storage ideas that'll make you say I'll try that!

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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The more we decorate our homes, the more we can all agree that you can't have too much storage. However, bulky items can eat into a room so much that clever solutions are the only way to go. 

If you don't have much of a clue about stealthy storage that makes the most of your home without swallowing up all the space, we have some great ideas for you, each of which comes with professional interior designer seal of approval!

From kitchens to bedrooms, you'll see shrewd ideas for each room but, don't just take our word for it, take a look and see where you can claw back some valuable organisation in your home.

1. Make every inch count

Is your under-stairs area going to waste? Make more of it with handy drawers and cupboards and add doors to keep it all hidden!

2. Fold out desk

AR Design Studio- Elm Court:  Study/office by AR Design Studio
AR Design Studio

AR Design Studio- Elm Court

AR Design Studio

This clever desk is there when you need it and invisible when you don't.

3. Sneaky bathroom cabinet

Never worry about snooping guests again with this gorgeously contemporary bathroom storage.

4. Storage can be multifunctional

This bookcase is also TV housing and a room divide!

5. Effective shelving

Any empty wall (especially in a kitchen) is ripe for some simple but effective shelving.

6. Hidden shoe storage

Storage under stairs:  Corridor, hallway & stairs by Fraher Architects Ltd
Fraher Architects Ltd

Storage under stairs

Fraher Architects Ltd

A gem of an idea, particularly for family homes.

7. Get crafty!

If you love a bit of DIY, why not make some stylish pallet crates for around the home?

8. Simple hanging rails

A stylish and minimal alternative to bulky wardrobes.

9. Nested coffee tables

 Living room by Connox

Josef Albers—Nesting Tables


Offer multiple flexible storage options without taking up any extra space.

10. Kitchen storage utopia

The Cupboard:  Kitchen by Johnny Grey
Johnny Grey

The Cupboard

Johnny Grey

We adore these pantry cupboards that open up into a secret kitchen utopia. Just look how much food you can get in there!

11. Stylish sideboard

 Living room by Essenza Legno
Essenza Legno

3.5 Cupboard

Essenza Legno

This gorgeous piece offers a good amount of storage space whilst also injecting massive style. You could recreate it by upcycling a piece of retro furniture.

12. Industrial storage items

Industrial Square Coffee Table from our Urban Chic Range:  Living room by Big Blu Furniture
Big Blu Furniture

Industrial Square Coffee Table from our Urban Chic Range

Big Blu Furniture

These look great in volume and as a matching set.

13. Firewood storage

French Shabby Chic Living Room:  Living room by Katie Malik Interiors
Katie Malik Interiors

French Shabby Chic Living Room

Katie Malik Interiors

Can be an eye-catching feature for a room, as this rustic lounge shows.

14. Handy storage cubbyholes

Manhattan Micro-Loft:  Corridor & hallway by Specht Architects
Specht Architects

Manhattan Micro-Loft

Specht Architects

Not just inspired but also aesthetically pleasing!

15. Inset wall shelving

Can be added to even the narrowest of spaces to create a wealth of new display potential.

For more storage inspiration, head on over to this Ideabook: Really helpful storage ideas if you have a small room.

Which of these solutions will you try in your home?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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