Stylish Storage- 10 Fantastic Ideas!

 

Storage doesn’t have to mar the elegance of your abode. There are plenty of stylish ways to stow your stuff. Here are ten ideas.

 

1. Hide it in a bench. Benches can hide a multitude of things. Try putting drawers inside a bench or window seat or install benches with lidded tops.

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2. Get basket storage. Baskets are pretty and useful. Place wicker baskets on below-sink shelves to hold toiletries, on bookshelves in the study to house odds and ends, or on the kitchen counter to keep useful ingredients.

 

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3. Put drawers to use. How to outfit a small kitchen? This Old House suggests installing pull-out pantry units in your kitchen. There are many versions of this useful idea, from tall ones to short ones to build-it-yourself ones.

 

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4. Float your shelves. Create a light and airy effect using shelves that seem to hover, whether they’re holding bathroom supplies, kitchen essentials, or decorative touches.

 

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5. Color-coordinate your containers. Setting up a storage space containing matching receptacles of varying sizes is an attractive and useful way to organize your things.

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6. Build it in. Built-in bookcases and cabinets make your storage space blend in with your dwelling and allow you to customize to fit your life.

 

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7. Peg it up. Pegboards can be put to a multitude of uses, one of the most tried-and-true of which is hanging up your pots and pans. Also use this technique for your tools, office supplies, jewelry, and anything else you can hang.

 

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8. Go with bins and boxes. Hide your odds and ends away in pretty boxes and bins that can stack well and slide into bookshelves or a media console.

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9. Roll it away. Putting old-fashioned crates on casters is a cute way to corral kids’ toys and keep them out of the way easily.

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10. Stash it in cubbies. Cubbyholes are especially useful for storing kid stuff—shoes in cubbies by the door, art supplies in cubbies in the playroom—or anything else that will fit in a cube.

 

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What are your favorite house-beautiful storage techniques and ideas?

 

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About Jessica Johnson

Marketing Director Extra Space Storage After an internship with a marketing company changed her passion from computer science, Jessica obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Now Marketing Director for Extra Space Storage, Jessica oversees all of the company's social media profiles and is in charge of all brand marketing efforts. Jessica, an avid goal setter, reads three books each month. Another of her goals, doing something new each year, has brought her to become SCUBA certified, playing in a kickball league, learn to fly fish, and volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival. She also enjoys traveling and trying different and exotic foods. Visit Jessica Johnson on Google+

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