Unique Storage Ideas for Your Home in 2020
Home storage is always a challenge. No matter how much space you have, there is always more stuff to fit! Although making optimum use of your home storage space and having good decor can be fun if you get creative and think out of the box. It does not have to be expensive either.
Storage trunks for bedroom linens
Storage trunks are commonly used in households to store extra blankets and bedroom linens. If you have frequent guests who spend the night over, it becomes easier to get their beds ready from these storage trunks.
You can strategically position them at the foot of the bed or on the side to create extra sitting space as well. You can also add a tabletop rug to give it an ottoman feel.
Coffee table storage using trunks
You can replace a standard coffee table with a stylish storage trunk with a flat top in your living room. This will give you extra storage space right in the center of your living room for cutlery or other knick-knacks that you may not need to access too frequently in front of the guests!
Additionally, table storage trunks can be placed in room corners to hold decorative pieces on the top and extra pillows, books, plates and glasses in the trunk itself.
Storage trunks are usually larger than other trunks and can accommodate a lot more. They come in attractive designs in different materials like aluminum, wood, and leather. They are a great addition to your home decor.
Floating shelves for books, photos, and items you need on the spot
If you have limited space in your home, consider using floating shelves as they offer extra space and look great as well. You can use them in your living room to display pictures and souvenirs. You can hang them in the bedroom to store books and use them in the kitchen to store plates, glasses, and jars. Floating shelves and can be used in almost any part of your home.
If you are hanging shelves in your living room above a couch, ensure they are at least 10-12 inches above the back of the couch. Shelves in the hallway or foyer can be at the height of 5 to 6 feet. Although it’s a good idea to have shelves at the height of 4 to 4.5 feet for living rooms and dining rooms to properly display your photos.
Under the stairs storage for your pets
You can use the space under your stairs for a better home organization. In most cases, homeowners use ‘under the stairs’ area ineffectively. There are numerous ways of getting the most out of your ‘under the stairs’ space.
If you have a pet or plan to have one, an interior designer can help you to construct a structure under the stairs to serve as a den for your pet. The type of structure that can be built under the stairs will depend on the kind of pet you have and the amount of space available.
You can also add a handful of pillows and a warm rug to make it a relaxing nook when you want to sit and read a book. It can also be converted into a laundry zone to utilize the space effectively.
If you do not want to invest a lot in repurposing the space, you can always add floating shelves below the stairs and convert into a makeshift pantry.
Pegboards to keep you organized and save space
Although pegboards have been around for a while, you can always come up with unique ways to use them for storage. They are available in different materials like wood, metal, and hardboard. They can be used in any area of your house to maximize storage space and organize things around.
A wall-mounted office organizer made out of a pegboard can help you store all your stationery and office items in one place and make it super easy to find those pair of scissors the next time you need them.