Whether you’re a minimalist, trying to utilise a small space, or looking to keep your belongings private from guests, there’s a good chance you could benefit from a little bit of extra storage. The secret in doing this is to think creatively and, better still, come up with solutions that might even slip by unnoticed. Many homeowners invest in a bulky storage system that can do the opposite and clutter a room further. Some even resort to remodels and costly installations to keep their belongings hidden.
While those solutions can work, you can create the same effect by implementing a few minimal changes. To help you take advantage of the unseen storage spaces in your home, we’ve outlined four of the best-hidden storage ideas to help you become more organised. Keep reading on to find out.
Utilise the Space Underneath Your Bed
Often overlooked as a storage space, the area underneath your bed is a perfect home for belongings that you don’t want your guests to see, whether clothes, off-season shoes, toys that your children have outgrown, or general clutter. In light of this, most furniture designers have now developed ottoman’s that already have built-in storage spaces. However, if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, there’s plenty of ways you can adapt your existing bed frame to accommodate more storage space. The best way to achieve this is by putting your bed on risers and using items that slide, such as plastic totes, old drawers, or trays, which can easily be purchased online or at your local hardware store.
Utilise Wooden Chests or Trunks
Nowadays, it’s popular to store unsightly items such as toys, tools, and other small items in attractive trunks, which can be placed at the foot of your bed or in other areas of the home without looking unsightly. If you enjoy crafting, you could save yourself some money by making your own, with some plywood and hinges. Once you’ve finished, you could use wood stain to style them to match your room’s décor, and don’t forget to use a wood sealer so that your new piece is protected and lasts as long as possible.
Hide Your Office inside a Cupboard
If your home office is based inside your living room or kitchen and it doesn’t offer you much space, you could try concealing it within a cabinet so you can hide your paperwork, bills, notes, and computer at the end of the day. With this trick, a piece of furniture opens to reveal a fully functioning office; but closed, it looks like an innocent armoire.
Choose Furniture with Hidden Storage
At the end of a long day, there’s nothing we love more than relaxing in front of the T.V with our feet up, only to find it’s covered in remotes, paperwork, and other clutter. We recommend choosing a coffee table or footstool with a sliding or removable top so these unsightly nuisances can be tidied away. Looking for some ideas? Take a look at a range of hidden-storage coffee tables to get your inner interior decorator inspired.
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