8 Creatively Chic Storage Ideas for Your Home


Simple storage ideas can make a big difference.

“Everything in its place” is a phrase that hasn’t applied to my apartment in quite some time. I’m attempting to crack the minimalist code by selling and giving away all of the items I once thought I needed (and you know, never used). Ironically, I now have nowhere to put what little I did decide to keep. If you’re like me and you’re on the hunt for new storage ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are 8 adorably creative storage ideas you won’t be able to get enough of:

1. Welded Letter Holder
It’s very difficult to make mail look pretty. Usually, it ends up in a pile by the front door or gets lost on our desk. This Welded Letter Holder is perfect for high-traffic areas, office spaces, or wherever your mail tends to dominate most. Made of pressed sheet metal, you can store takeout menus, bills and other important documents without hassle.

2. Topsy Turvy Jewelry Box
Most jewelry boxes are such a snore, aren’t they? Store your jewelry in this Topsy Turvey Jewelry Box to give your fave accessories as unique a home as you have! These mismatched drawers are made of mango wood, sheesham wood, MDF, iron, brass, glass, paper and ceramic, and are finished off with vintage hardware.

3. Oakwood Makeup Brush Holder
No compilation of storage ideas is ever complete without an efficient way to store your makeup – especially your makeup brushes, which always seem to mosey their way to the bottom of your cosmetics bag, am I right? This Oakwood Makeup Brush Holder is handmade in the USA by artisan Tyler Kingston. Made of salvaged wood, it fits seven brushes – and no two are exactly alike.

4. Wood Memo Board with Baskets
Perfect for small spaces, this Wood Memo Board with Baskets is full of character and charm. It features two iron-mesh baskets fixed to a wooden back, while the clothespins give you a place to store all of your to-do lists.

5. Stacking Wood Trays
Handmade in the USA, these rustic-chic Stacking Wood Trays can be used in any room of your home. They come in a set of three and include a drawer divider for ultimate versatility. They’re made of antique sinker pine with brass accents for a fancy place to label them.

6. Wire Laundry Basket with Wheels
Just because laundry’s a chore doesn’t mean it has to look like one. In fact, you might find this Wire Laundry Basket with Wheels to be too fancy for your whites: Use it to hold magazines, guest towels, books – the options are endless!

7. Handmade Ottoman
The best storage ideas are ones that pull double-duty. Take this Handmade Ottoman, for example: It’s an ottoman and accent table with room for storage! Crafted by Peru’s Ivo Luksic, this table/ottoman hybrid is made with Tectan, which is made from recycled tetrapack containers. There’s a door on the front that opens to reveal a cubby for storing odds and ends.

8. Reclaimed Wine Rack
After revamping your home with oodles of new storage ideas, what better way to celebrate than by putting them to good use? This Reclaimed Wine Rack is handmade from a wooden railway sleeper that’s been restored and revamped with rustic iron details. Best of all, it can be hung vertically or horizontally depending on your space.

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Which storage ideas have transformed your home?

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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).