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Often, especially in period properties, there are little areas that aren’t big enough to be living spaces, but make perfect hideaways for storing all the stuff that you don’t necessarily want on your display shelves in your hallway. However, these nooks, corners and tiny rooms in your home can still be a functional, design-led space, which you won’t be embarrassed by when your guests accidentally stumble upon it, looking for the bathroom.
Keep Containers Within A Theme
Whether you’re storing food in jars, or bedlinen in boxes, you’ll want to invest in containers that match or at least complement each other, to achieve a well thought out interior style. Your shelving can also make a design statement; you could go for sturdy, thick wooden shelve, especially when you need to store heavy tins and jars. For a sleeker finish; white shelving, or surfaces that match the wall color, will ensure that your mason jars and enamel boxes remain the stars of the show.
Your larger, floor storage boxes and containers needn’t be boring cardboard or plastic crates either. Consider using vintage trunks and suitcase, or investing in woven baskets and industrial wooden cartons to hold and look after your items. Labels are a great way to tie together your storage containers too; think about postage tags or “chalkboard” style stickers that will be easy to reuse and rename. A pulled together, and cohesive look will ensure that every area of your home is appreciated and aesthetically pleasing.
Invest In Space Saving Items
If your electrical and functional items are space savvy in the first place; they’ll be a lot easier to incorporate into your perfect box room environment. If you need spare seating, for when guests come to dinner; foldable chairs and stools are much easier to slide into a small space, instead of the stackable variety that will block any flow to the area.
The same goes for electricals; many are geared towards smaller living spaces and apartments, so it’s worth check out lists like the Top 10 Best Vacuum Cleaners for a Dust-Free Life and finding an easily-stored option that’s right for you and your home.
Utilize Each And Every Space
No wall, floor, or even ceiling space, should go unused; make sure you’ve utilized each area of your box room, under-stairs storage, and walk-in closet. It’s time to be inventive, as there are no rules to your hidden storage solutions. You can hang larger items, like bikes and ironing boards from the wall and ceiling; why use up your precious floor space, when the solution could be right above your head. For a thorough list of clever ideas, check out Easy Storage Solutions for Every Space and get some inspiration.
If there’s wall space left between shelves; hang a hook or two there for bags, towels, umbrellas, and utensils (the list is endless). And, if you have a door to the space, and can reach the back of it, you can utilize the whole of the surface are with hooks and hanging organizers; believe it or not, the back of the door is the perfect place to house your shoe collection. You never know, your box room might just become the space you most proud of in your home, and all the effort will have been worth it.