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Smart Storage Solutions to Incorporate into Your Interior Design

Most of us are drowning in stuff. Our homes are increasingly cluttered, and we can’t find ways to manage all of our belongings. In fact, for many people, this is the motivator when they decide to revamp their interior design or start a renovation. 

The last thing you want when you complete those changes is to feel like you are still left with nowhere to put all of your items. That’s why storage solutions are key to making any upgrade successful. When you work with us at 5blox, speak to your professional about what storage they recommend, and feel free to take inspiration from our list of 10 smart storage solutions below. 

10 Ways you can make the Most of your space with the right storage

  • Built-in shelves

Installing built-in shelves when you remodel your living room can make a world of difference when it comes to keeping your space clean, organized, and stylish. Building a shelving unit along the back wall of the room can set your backdrop full of books or sentimental pieces, and using a shelf that surrounds your TV is also a great way to eliminate clutter. You can use a mixture of open shelves and closed cabinets to strike the balance between display space, and hidden areas that you don’t have to keep tidy. 

  • Bookcases 

Bookshelves can be full height, low, large, or small, freestanding, or wall mounted. Some can even come in creative geometric shapes and structures. Bookcases are not only the best way to store books, but they can be a great way to store plants, or small boxes that contain other items like electronics, paperwork, and more. Use them in your hallway, entryway, living room, or office room to add a level of personalization and order. 

  • Storage benches and ottomans

Benches and ottomans that have a removable top can be a great way to store items that you access frequently within that room, or that you rarely need to use. For example, keeping throw blankets in your ottoman in your living room is optimal for ease of use. Alternatively, you can store items like umbrellas and rainboots in an entryway bench, or extra linens in a storage bench at the foot of your bed. 

  • Coffee tables with storage

Similar to the ottoman solution, choosing a coffee table with storage can help you keep your surfaces clean. Some tables will have glass or wooden tops with shelves underneath that are optimal for the display storage of books or other items, while others will have a fully hidden area where you can store gaming controllers, remotes, and more. 

  • Under bed organization

Captain’s beds with drawers underneath, or bedframes that are raised on the ground on legs give you the opportunity to store items that you rarely need to access entirely out of sight. You can box up clothes that are off-season, extra linens, duvets, or other old paperwork items that you don’t need on a daily basis. This option can help you keep your closets more organized, so your clutter is out of sight in your day-to-day.

  • Kitchen islands

When you remodel your kitchen, install an island to give yourself a new bank of drawers and shelves that can help you hide your items. This space can be great for pots and pans, Tupperware, or even hiding garbage cans and recycling bins. The additional surface area also means you can have fruit bowls or other decorative items on display, all while gaining a seating area and worktop. It’s like a 4-in-1. 

  • Breakfast nooks with built-in seating 

If you have a breakfast nook or corner in your kitchen with a built-in bench or booth, it’s a smart idea to turn the base of that seat into a storage area on hinges. You may be able to store tools, or other odds and ends that are bulky and get in the way when they’re in your closet or other areas that you encounter daily. Plus, these spots have the potential to be large areas, making it an opportunity for extensive storage. Even if you don’t have a full nook, a built-in wood bench at a large farmhouse table can even be modified to become a storage location.

  • Ladder shelves

For smaller items like throw blankets, ladder shelves are a stylish way to hang pieces that you need to access easily within a living room or bedroom area. Although they aren’t the most practical option on this list, if you’re someone who needs a place to store your plants, a few books, or scarves, towels, and throws and you don’t have a storage bench, this can be a great solution that also acts as an item of wall décor. 

  • Stylish carts

A wood or metal bar cart is the perfect way to clear space in your kitchen by making a coffee or drinks station, or even a spot for a record player and some speakers. These furniture items help to create zones within your living area or make use of awkward spaces in your entryway or hallway. Plus, they can add to your overall interior design look and can bring a retro and vintage feel to any style. 

  • Floating shelves 

Floating shelves are installed in a way that makes them appear as though they are built directly into the wall with no hardware. This can create a sleek and minimal look that sets the tone for an organized and calm space in any room. Because of the customization you can achieve with these shelves, they can even make for an excellent addition to a kitchen when you’re looking to store fresh items, cute coffee mugs, or recipe books. 

If you want to make sure your revamped home stays clutter-free, talk to your interior designer about storage options and how they recommend you make the most of your space. 

Reach out to us at 5blox to find out how we can help you bring your space to life through a renovation or interior design consultation.

Reach out to us at 5blox to find out how we can help you bring your space to life through a renovation or interior design consultation

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