Spring is right around the corner, and thoughts of cleaning out and organizing are top of mind. How often have you said to yourself, “there’s just not enough room for all this STUFF!”? From clothes and books to blankets and pillows, the accumulation can become overwhelming. Yet you have an abundance of options too! In addition to closets and cabinets, the furniture you purchase for your home can serve double-duty as bonus storage options. These stylish pieces can provide versatile organizing help, especially in smaller homes where space is already limited.
Here are 8 ideas to consider to help solve your need for additional, out-of-the-way storage options all at once!
STORAGE COCKTAIL OTTOMANS
Add form and function to your living room with a stylish cocktail storage ottoman such as the Brantley II or the Hodan Marble. These ottomans give you a comfy resting place for your feet or as an extra seat, and you can place trays of snacks on them too. The internal storage compartment is a great option to keep things like extra blankets, extra batteries for your remote controls, games, candles, pet toys and whatever else you want to keep handy but hidden!
Storage benches add the utility of a “drop zone” to entryways and mud rooms! Sit down and change out of wet, muddy boots and shoes into comfortable, floor-saving slippers. Store umbrellas and outdoor gear in an easy grab-and-go location. Keep outgoing packages safe and dry until you’re ready to ship them. Have pet leashes, harnesses and outdoor toys handy. Storage benches such as this Reclaimed Storage Bench with Cushion and the Sedona Storage Bench add a stylish touch to your home with storage features that you’ll soon find indispensable!
ADULT STORAGE BEDS
You can add a TON of storage to your bedroom with a King or Queen-sized storage bed! A storage bed enables you to enjoy the comfort of a large bed and still have the space you need to store clothes, blankets or linens, even if you don’t have space for an armoire or full-size dresser. Great for guest rooms too!
KID’S CAPTAIN BEDS
Your kids will LOVE the loft-style bed placement, and you’ll love the amount of storage you’ll get! Ideal for smaller children’s bedrooms, these sets fit a twin or full-sized mattress with plenty of drawers—and sometimes a desk and bookcase too, offering the utility you want and the style your kids will cherish.
No guest room? No problem! Today’s sleeper sofas are nothing like the stiff, uncomfortable “beds” of yesteryear. Stylish and exceptionally comfortable, sleeper sofas are an optimal choice to add an out-of-sight guest bed to your home. New sleeper sofas offer styles to fit any living room, and the mattresses stored inside are available in a variety of options, including memory foam! See some of our most popular options here.
The “rustic farmhouse” look is one of the hot trends in interior design. You can add a fabulous accent piece that also offers tremendous storage space to any room in your home with an accent chest like this Hilton Linen Cabinet or Old Elm Armoire. A credenza such as this Christopher Texture Grey Credenza adds an eye-catching design while providing plenty of shelf space for storage.
TELEPHONE BOOTHS AND CURIO CABINETS
Show off your quirky style with an adorable English Phone Booth! The shabby chic design stands out in a delightful manner, and the interior shelves provide loads of space for books, family photos, mementos and more. Curio cabinets offer more traditional styling, with modern elements such as touch lights to highlight your keepsakes. Display your objet d’art with flair! The Light Wood Curio and Roslyn Display Curio are two excellent options to consider.
Add a touch of useful whimsy to your home with an accent piece such as the Wisdom Cabinet or Celebrate Cabinet! These delightful cabinets provide inspiration as well as giving you lots of storage space for everything from linens and seasonal clothes to wine and cocktail supplies. The variety of sizes makes it easy to find the right one for any room in your home.
It’s time to get creative with your home storage solutions!