Most homeowners find themselves with items that they want to use once or twice a year, memories they want to store but not display, and treasures that they simply aren’t prepared to part with yet. But where should you store all of those items? Garages could work, but after things are boxed up in totes and neatly stacked it can be difficult to dig them out again. You could rent a storage unit, but the cost of renting a unit just so you can store stuff you don’t really use can eat into your fun money. Another option that can suit your need to hold onto your treasures, without ruining your sense of home style, is to turn wall space into a unique storage option. Here are just a few ideas for clever storage containers that can hang, stack, or lean against a wall.
#1 Suitcase Storage
This custom storage wall isn’t your typical wall shelf. With cubbies made to fit a variety of different cases, trunks, and baggage this wall looks like it could tell a story of faraway ports of call and elegant memories of world travel. Long before you open the cases to find the treasures you’ll be feeling your Gypsy feet start itching to travel again.
#2 Toys on Display
This clever storage solution allows your children to put their toys away while leaving them out where they can still see them. These easy DIY frames with glued on blocks, allow Lego figurines to be decorations instead of just toys to be taken care of. This same idea would work for larger figurines if bigger stands were attached to the frames.
#3 Wine Rack Towel Storage
If you have a small bathroom and no storage cupboards you can hang a wine rack on the wall, roll up your towels, and turn your empty wall space into a beautiful and essential storage area.
#4 Window Pot Storage
Hanging pot racks are nothing new, but this clever idea, using a sturdy curtain rod over a window, provides not only more space in your cupboards but a beautiful way to display your lovely copper and stainless steel cookware.
#5 Crown Molding Shoe Storage
If you love high heels, or even low heels, this is the perfect storage solution to show off your shoe love. This simple idea has standard crown molding painted in colors to match your décor and nailed to the wall. Just slip the heels over the top of the crown molding and you’re set.