Decorative Storage Solutions
You can add storage to your space while keeping it stylish. Explore these creative ways to add extra storage space to your home.
By: Erinn Valencich
Hat boxes are a great place to hide away small items that you don't want lying around. Embellishing plain boxes with decorative trim gives them personality and style.
Built-in storage, such as this window seat, artfully combines form and function. To create this beachy-chic look, a wide striped fabric was selected for the cushion. Not only does it add comfort, it also conceals the hinged lid, allowing this storage area to act as a cozy place to catch up on your favorite magazine or enjoy a nap.
Adding a tailored skirt to a table creates hidden storage underneath. Top the fabric with a 1/4-inch thick piece of glass so the fabric stays clean and to keep the skirt from shifting. The glass creates a solid surface so this table could function as a stylish desk or vanity.
Decorative stone, metal or porcelain boxes are a clever solution for stashing small objects. A great designer tip is to purchase these whenever you stumble across them on sale. Useful and decorative in so many ways, fill them with jewelry, toiletries or any other item you need to keep on hand but don't want to display.
Open shelves on a nightstand are a great look but they doesn't offer hidden storage. Conceal clutter in paper boxes covered in your favorite wallpaper or fabric for a stylish and budget-friendly fix.