One of the most common challenges homeowners face is having the right storage solutions. From decluttering small spaces to organising larger areas, finding clever ways to maximise storage is essential for creating a functional and harmonious home environment. In this post, we explore some innovative storage solutions to help you make the most of your space while maintaining a stylish and functional home. 

THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE STORAGE

I’m a big believer that effective storage solutions are the backbone of a well-designed home. Well, thought out storage can help keep clutter at bay, but it also contributes to a sense of order and calm in your living spaces. I always encourage clients to invest the time in planning their household storage when renovating, refreshing, or building. This up- front planning helps ensure any investment you make in storage streamline your daily routines and create a more enjoyable living experience for you and your family. 

TAILORED STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY SPACE  

It really doesn’t matter whether you’re dealing with a small apartment, a spacious house, or anything in between, there are plenty of storage solutions to suit your needs. Here are some of our tried and tested favourites to consider: 

1. CUSTOM BUILT-INS

Custom built-in cabinets, shelves, and closets are an excellent way to maximize storage while seamlessly integrating with your home’s architecture and design aesthetic. When working with clients, we spend time understanding how they like things to function and then recommend built in storage according to their needs and habits.  We can also recommend systems to help your home life function more effortlessly. Whether it be optimising hanging space inside of your robes, or where you position hampers in a laundry. Custom built-ins are a worthwhile investment if designed well. 

2. MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE 

Investing in multi-functional furniture pieces can help you make the most of limited space. Look for ottomans with hidden storage compartments, coffee tables with built-in drawers, and beds with under-bed storage to maximise every square inch of your home. 

3. WALL-MOUNTED STORAGE

Wall-mounted shelves, hooks, and racks are a great way to free up floor space and keep your belongings organized and accessible. Consider installing a pegboard in your kitchen for hanging pots, pans, and utensils, or adding floating shelves in your living room to display books, artwork, and decorative objects. One of our favourite shelving systems is the timeless String® Pocket System – perfect because it’s lightweight yet sturdy and simple to assemble and put up and can be combined to create larger units. 

4. ROBE ORGANISATION SYSTEMS

These days organising your wardrobe has become an art form. Utilising TikTok and online retailers like Amazon, you can easily transform your closets into efficient storage spaces with custom shelves, drawers, and hanging rods to maximize vertical storage and keep clothing, shoes, and accessories neatly organized and easily accessible. 

5. STORAGE ON SHOW

Storage ladders, hooks and racks have come a long way from only being functional. Often, they are a stylish addition to a room and act as a decorative piece.  These types of solutions work well in bedrooms and entry ways to display your functional day to day items in a stylish way.  The trick here is to ensure you use your pieces as intended – A coat rack with a couple of coats can look effective but a coat rack that has been smothered in coats and hats can feely cluttered and messy. Our go. To for stylish storage is Design stuff – so many options to choose from! 

WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL 

While DIY storage solutions can be effective, working with a professional interior designer can take your home’s organisation to the next level. An interior designer brings a trained eye and a wealth of expertise to the table, helping you identify your storage needs, optimise your space, and create storage solutions that are both beautiful and functional. Whether you’re renovating your entire home or simply looking to reorganize a single room, an interior designer can provide valuable insights, creative ideas, and expert guidance every step of the way. 

Happy organising! 

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