Creating Hidden StorageOne of the largest hurdles that many people face when trying to make their space both stylish and functional is finding space to store items. While some items can be displayed on shelves and on the tops of tables, in many cases, there items that simply need a hidden place to stay until they are needed. Especially for people with small spaces, finding storage can be a real issue.
This is when it is time to get creative with your storage ideas. One great tip is to invest in furniture that can double as storage, without anyone ever knowing the difference. A clever way to do that is by finding a creative way to turn a trunk or box into something more functional, like an ottoman or coffee table. Some of these projects can be an easy do-it-yourself task. Ottomans that also have storage underneath can be made to fit into your space by using the same fabric used for leather chair repair. That way they look like a pair, but also provide storage.
When it comes to storage, it is important to make the things that you need every day readily available. However, for the stuff that you only use every once in a while, it is okay to store it in a place that may take a little more time to reach. For many people who have their sofa reupholstery done, they may realize just how much space is underneath that sofa. In many cases, the legs of the sofa provide ample room to store short but wide boxes underneath. This creative and discreet storage space is a great place to put knick-knacks or holiday decorations that aren’t used very often. It is out of the way, and it won’t make the room feel cluttered or overfilled. Take a look around your home, and try to locate the best hidden storage spaces that you have available – you may be surprised at what you come up with.