4 Clever Storage Solutions We Learned from Real Homes

Take inspiration from these innovative organizing ideas


What completes a clean and organized home? If you ask us, we'd say that ample storage space and smart solutions are important elements that you shouldn't neglect. By having enough shelves, cabinets, and boxes—you can avoid clutter and keep things in place easier.

To make the most of the space that we have, you should also be ready to explore unique storage solutions and out-of-the-box ideas. Here are four organizing ideas that we spotted in the homes that we have featured that you can consider:

Turn the staircase into a storage station

Too many pairs but little storage space? If your closet can no longer handle your shoes and belongings, you can turn the space under the stairs into a cabinet where you can store shoes, slippers, and other items. In this home, interior designer Anla Li-Tan maximized the space under the stairs by adding built-in cabinets.

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Be creative with pegs

To maximize the vertical space in this stylish black-and-white bachelorette pad, designers Pai Edles and Misty Floro of Morfosis installed pegs in the kitchen area. This allows the homeowner to display and organize her wine and liquor collection without taking up precious countertop space.

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Photo by Michael Angelo Chua.

Make use of the space under the bed

Many homeowners are turning the space under the bed into instant storage area. You can keep sheets, slippers, books, and magazines in baskets and bins that you can organize under the bed. If your budget allows, you can also opt for a bed with built-in drawers.

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Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Pick unexpected storage pieces 

Who would have thought that this cabinet can store extra pillows or reading materials? Maintain a stylish space while hiding eyesores by picking dainty and chic storage pieces. You can shop for cute tables and cabinets. Complete the look by adding plants and decor pieces on top.

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Photo by Dairy Darilag.

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