Friday, August 13, 2010

Small Space Storage Solutions

If you're like me at all, you would understand my need to organize (and basically hide) any and all of my stuff. I like to decorate, but I just don't love it all sitting out. In fact, If I could have a house of all wood floors, handle-less cabinets, and bare colorful walls, I sure would. But, I know that it's not asthetically pleasing to the eye, so yes, I have learned how to have a nice middle ground. So enough about me...here we go.

Tip #1 Be smart. Sometimes you have limited space and there are spots that could be used for storage if you just spend a little bit of time being creative. There are no wrong answers friends. By the way, don't you love the wallpaper in the picture below, and how it draws your eye to the window? Adorable.
Tip #2 Think outside of the box. There is space you could be using that you're not. Be creative. Maybe you could turn your unused closet into a small home office (and then you could close the door...which I obviously love!)
Tip #3 Look up! Look at all that space on the walls, above the cabinets, and just flat out hanging around!
Tip #4 Stuff things where your momma told you not to! Space under your bed is normally full of random shoes, lost clothes, or things you don't even want to think about, isn't it? You could totally sell all of that junk for some cash and buy yourself some cute baskets or other storage solutions that look this adorable. I bet you'll be glad you did!
Tip #5 Use Mirrors. If you have a really small space, and you want to lose that cramped feel AND need somewhere to put your stuff, look for some tasteful mirror solutions like these. It can be done in a classy way, but be careful, or you might end up on an HGTV home makeover show soon. These can be tricky, but if you get them right, well worth it!
Have a great storage idea of your own? Share it here! I'm sure the other readers would love to hear about it! (all pics were found on my fave Canadian magazine website...House and Home)

See you soon my blogger friends!

xoxo,
Michelle

3 comments:

Carolyn said...

I'm inspired! :)

Jenna said...

this makes me wanna get a house & decorate!!!!! :]

lisaroyhandbags said...

Such great ideas! I could live in a space of all hidden storage walls too! I really need some underbed storage just for all the excess shoes that I have NO place to store! they can really only pile up in a corner for so long :)

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