Stylish Ways to Expand Your Storage Space

Claire Miles
Apr 05, 2021

Living in a big city sometimes means we don’t have as much storage space as we hoped we did. While many people choose to take this opportunity to live a more minimalist lifestyle, others simply can’t part ways with all their prized belongings. If you can relate to the second group, do not worry – there are numerous things you can do to keep all your boxes of old photo albums and VHS tapes while still maintaining a mess-free apartment.

Show it off.

Saucepans And Utensils Hanging From Hooks Below Shelf On Wall In Kitchen

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Who says storage can’t be a decor feature? There are many things we keep in storage that could be used as decoration. The first way to achieve your goal of a tidy apartment is by installing high shelving. By taking advantage of otherwise “dead” spaces like the areas above doors and windows, you can maximize your storage options while making it even more stylish. If you need some extra storage room in the kitchen but also want to show off your beautiful pan collection, using a hanging rack will not achieve that but also make accessing these cooking utensils a lot easier.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Modern living room with gray couch

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If you are looking for a more concealed way of keeping your belongings, a good idea is to buy hollow pieces of furniture. There are numerous options of couches, armchairs and ottomans that double as hidden storage solutions. Another great way to keep your place organized with all your things stored away is using under-bed compartments – if your bed isn’t a lift-up bed and doesn’t have built-in drawers, you can use baskets or containers to achieve the same result.