A Wall-to-Wall Aesthetic
Whether square footage is at a premium or you simply want to clear your floors and take advantage of your wall space, there are endless solutions for storing stuff away from the floor. But when you're struggling to find storage space, it can feel like an uphill battle to keep a tidy house and stay on top of clutter.
Once you've decided on a few wall storage systems, it may feel like ‘aesthetic’ and ‘storage’ are not two words that can go together. The good news is that there are a lot of wall storage ideas that are not just practical, but aesthetically pleasing too. Read on for ways to utilize your walls for storage without sacrificing style in any room in your house.
Decorating a space often means finding room for all of the essentials—and a few knick-knacks as well. Instead of a standard bookshelf, opt for uniform cubbies to create smaller alcoves that are easier to keep tidy. Place fabric baskets in a few so you can easily disguise all of your essential stuff while making it easy to access as well.
If you have a small area to work with, sometimes every bit of floor space counts. To help a small space appear more open and airy, consider mounting a storage unit to the wall to remove the legs. This will open up a room and give the appearance of even more square footage—without sacrificing storage.
Match the Shelving to the Wall
If you need a lot of extra storage space but don't want to clutter your room visually, consider matching your shelving unit to the walls. This will create the illusion of more depth and openness while still providing a place to show off all of your treasures.
Opt for a Peg Board
From a small kitchen to a cozy office space, there are few areas in your home where a pegboard can't save the day. We love this simple natural wood pegboard to add wall storage space that's not only attractive but incredibly versatile and customizable as well.
Create Custom Shelving
Sometimes, the best wall storage is one that has been created just for your space. Consider heading to the hardware store and having shelving cut exactly to size to fit your nooks and crannies for a truly built-in and customized look.
Create the Perfect Mud Room
When it comes to wall storage space, your mudroom is the best candidate for a custom built-in look. Consider hiring out a contractor to create a truly built-in unit or head to IKEA to DIY a semi-built-in unit with Billy bookshelves that fit your space.
Add a Plant Perch
Every plant parent knows that finding the perfect perch for your plant babies is important. Here, a hanging shelf offers the perfect landing pad for a variety of terracotta pots filled with greenery. This is a great way to store unused pots and give your plants a little lift at the same time.
You don't need a full bookcase to store books. If you're short on space, opt for a shelf ledge and display a few favorites for easy access instead.
Think Outside the Box
If you want a wall storage idea that will truly spark conversation, look no further than this eclectic idea. Hang vintage chairs on your wall to add a perch for books and other knick-knacks.If chairs aren't your thing, head to your local flea market/auctions and look for other fun ideas like older refurbished crates or vintage boxes.
Keep It Minimal
If you love streamlined, minimal decor, keep it simple when it comes to your wall storage. Opt for thin lines and straight edges for the least amount of visual clutter.
Head to your local thrift store to find cute wall storage ideas that offer extra space without sacrificing style. Here, a vintage accordion-style rack is a perfect place to store coats and bags in a small entryway.
Go for Rattan
If you're as into the Rattan look since it is so much the rage today, there are endless storage ideas out there that are incredibly stylish. Look for hanging wall shelves made of rattan or wicker to add a boho, eclectic look to any room.
Keep It Interesting
If you're planning on taking up an entire wall for storage, make it visually appealing. Mix up the color or shape of your wall shelf to turn your wall storage into a work of art. Add various size shelves in both width and height for added texture and versatile storage space.
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