10 Home Organization and Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Storage Ideas

Coming up with storage ideas when trying to organize your home can be difficult.

Sometimes we think we’ve utilized a space to it’s fullest, but if you’re trying to squeeze every last ounce of storage from a small space, it’s good to learn about more options.

I know how limited space is in my house with a toddler slowly taking over, so these ideas definitely inspired me.

Here are 10 ways to maximize your small space storage.

1.  Bedroom Storage using the headboard for shelving.

Storage Ideas - Headboard Storage

photo (homedit.com)

Although it’s alittle odd to have a bed centered in a room such as this, you still get some great ideas from this storage solution.

If the headboard was against the wall you could raise the shelving up starting at head height, with the  open concept behind your head as you see here.

Then at the bottom of the storage unit you could use the free space to store items you didn’t want in plain view.

2.  Bedroom/Living Combo Storage All in One

Small Space Storage - Mobile Bed

Photo (espace-loggia.com)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen anything like this before.

This gives the “Murphy Bed” a new modern twist.

Espace Loggia makes what they call the “Pop and Roll” bed.

The bed easily moves up and down on the guide rails, then legs come out from the bottom to support this over the couch.

There is also a safety roll bar on the side of the bed (orange bar on frame of bed) that pulls up for extra security.  Very cool!

3. Toy storage ideas for a child’s bedroom

Toy Storage Ideas

Photo (blogs.babycenter.com)

I really like this one considering my toddler has so many stuffed animals, and they take up a ton of space.

Outdoor hanging planters mounted to the wall provide great storage for more than just the stuffed animals.

It also gives some character to the room and utilizes an empty wall space.

4.  Garage storage solution between cars.

Garage Storage Ideas - Between the Cars

Photo (prlog.org)

I guess when you consider that this is at least a 2 car garage it can’t be classified as a small space, but I couldn’t resist.

This just got me thinking about the wasted space between cars when they are parked in the garage.

It’s a great space for stacked open shelving, or a small bar area if you are so inspired as the picture above.

5.  Bathroom storage ideas – recessed shelving.

Bathroom Storage Ideas - Built in Shelves

Photo (diynetwork.com)

As simple as the built in shelving idea is it shouldn’t be overlooked for any small space.

I’ve used this in my bathroom to recess my cabinets into the wall, making them not stick out into the room as far.

6.  Under staircase cabinet storage

Under Staircase Storage Ideas

Photo (design-decor-staging.com)

We’ve all heard about the under staircase storage idea, but this is one with style.

It doesn’t just have to be standard cabinetry with no pop.

As seen here, the space below the stairs can double as a wine rack, wine and cigar humidor, as well as storage cubes for anything.

7.  Living Room – Room Divider Storage

Living room - Room Divider Storage

Photo (carpettheworld.org)

This room divider storage solution stood out to me because it was more than just open square box shelving.

The inspiration you can draw from this:  2 tone woods or colors, modern design, cabinets with satin nickel handles, as well as mixing open concept shelving with closed cupboards.

8.  Small Space Multi-function Coffee Table

Small Space - Coffee Table Storage

Photo (furniturefashion.com)

There are many multi-function coffee tables on the market, but I liked how this one slid out to create double the surface.

It also contains all the storage space you need for the little things that take up space in your living room.

This is a Davide Varotto design, and will cost you in the thousands, but I’m sure you can find less expensive solutions at a place like IKEA.

9.  Space Saving Lounge Chair with Combination Book Shelf Storage

Lounge Chair with Bookshelves Storage Idea

Photo (dornob.com)

Once again, when you combine furniture function with storage you end up with something like this.

Mabye somewhat too modern for many this idea of combining furniture styles together to save space is a great storage solution for small spaces.

You can incorporate this idea into your small space by combining different level book shelves, leaving a space for seating.

Then just go buy a cushion sized to your seating area and you’ve created your own combination furniture.

10.  Kitchen Storage Ideas – Modern Hanging Planter with Fruit Storage

Kitchen Storage Ideas - Modern Hanging Planter with Fruit Storage

Photo (salomonsen.se)

This combination storage concept for the kitchen is an easy way to get your fruits, veggies, or whatever you want off the counter, while combining this with some plant life for the kitchen.

This Solomonsen Design does much more than just look cool, it actually is cool (literally).

The designer states, “In this organic shape you can grow spices and store fruits, which will give you both life and colour in the kitchen.  Cocoon is made of a clay that absorbs water from the cultivation.  When it evaporates the storage is cooled down.”

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I hope you enjoyed these 10 storage ideas for small spaces.

Although some can be used for larger spaces the goal is to get your creativity flowing so you can come up with your own storage solution ideas.

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  • Emma Tameside

    I really love the hanging planter! We tried growing lettuce last year in our office window but it was a disaster, we’re based in the city so we have to use all the window space possible, but for some reason we’re just not cut out for the farmers’ life :) I think we’ll stick to ASDA in future.

    All these storage solutions are really stylish. When we moved from our old office (it wasn’t much more than a garage to be honest!) to our new office, we ended up having to store a lot of the document and other archiving in business self storage because, although there of little use, you’re not allowed to throw them away for 6 years unless the government decides to audit you. We ended up with boxes all over, so we threw them in a storage room.

    It would be great to see some more stylish storage solutions for offices, as most of them are suited for home use. We’re only a small business and since we spend most of our time there it makes sense to spruce it up a bit :)

    • http://sprichie.com/ Scott Sprich

      Thanks Emma. I’d like to try and grow some veggies from home, but I just never put the time into it. My thumb is not so green when it comes to gardening.

  • Harrah T

    I think my favourite has to be the chair – shelving unit. It
    looks very stylish and combines a seating area with storage very well. This
    piece however would not fit into a standard house in my opinion however as it
    looks very modern and would only really fit into a modern style house or
    office. The trick with storage nowadays is utilising ever little last piece of available
    space. I am a massive fan of hidden draws that are used very well in the latest
    kitchen designs.

    Harrah T
    http://www.evansremovals.co.uk

    • http://sprichie.com/ Scott Sprich

      Well said, but I just loved the stylings of that piece. I just moved and we combined modern with traditional with accent pieces, art, etc. Where there is a will there’s a way.