Like many people, you might have an abundance of ‘stuff’ in your home.
To create more space in your living environment, you might want to declutter your home. If you have any items that you are no longer using or that have seen far better days in the past, then there is little point in keeping hold of them.
After having a good clearout, you should then have more room for the other items you have in your home.
Of course, after having a decluttering session, you might still struggle to find space for everything. There will be some items in your home that can’t so easily be discarded.
For this reason, you might want to concentrate on adding more storage to your home. By doing so, you will have the go-to place for the possessions you own, and you will have both a tidier home and a tidier mind as a consequence.
How to Add More Storage To Your Home
So, if you lack space in your home, and if you are looking for some ideas on how to create more storage space, here are some ideas we hope you find useful.
#1: Stick up some shelving
If you’re looking for an easy DIY weekend project, consider putting up some more shelving around your home. By thinking vertically, you won’t have to worry about filling up your floor area, and you will have plenty of space for those items that don’t currently have a place to call their own.
By adding shelving to your living room, you could have a place to put your family photos, collectible items, and any ornaments you possess. With shelving in your kitchen, you will have more space for your herbs and spices, tea towels, and all of your tinned items.
In your bedroom, you would have space for any clothing items that your wardrobe and drawers didn’t have room for. And in your bathroom, you would have the space for your beauty and hygiene essentials. So, think about the rooms in your home, and the items that you need to store, and build shelves to suit.
#2: Build your own storage ottoman
An ottoman has various uses. It can be an extra seat in your living room or bedroom. It can be a place to rest your feet when you’re watching the television. You could use it as an impromptu coffee table. And, of course, it can be used as storage, perhaps for your magazines, living room cleaning items, or for your sewing kits.
Now, you could buy an ottoman online or at your local furniture store, but if you have a little bit of DIY know-how, you could also build your own. This way, you will have the opportunity to customize the upholstery to match your current home decor, and you can vary the size to complement the rest of your living room furniture.
Check out this DIY guide to building your own storage ottoman.
#3: Enhance your bathroom with a vanity cabinet
Other than shelving in your bathroom, you might want to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom with a vanity cabinet.
Fitting easily under your sink, floor space wouldn’t be an issue, and you would have ample room for your towels, beauty essentials, and any other items that you would usually need space for in your bathroom.
Now, if you have the DIY knowhow, you could convert an old cabinet into something fit for purpose. On the other hand, there are many beautiful examples online.
Check out the marble and stone offerings at tradewindsimports.com, for example. Whatever the case, be sure to create or buy something that matches the rest of your bathroom aesthetics, and even consider using it as part of a bathroom renovation if you’re looking to update the room’s style.
#4: Convert an existing room
If you have a spare room in your home, this could be an excellent space for storage. Now, while you could just dump everything that is surplus to your usual requirements in here, you could be more creative.
So, you might install shelving, walled cabinets, and wall hooks, for example, so you could organize the various items you needed to store.
Alternatively, you could give the room a special purpose. So, if you have an abundance of books, you might want to turn the room into your very own library.
If your children’s bedroom is cluttered with various games and toys, you could turn the spare room into a playroom. And if your wardrobe is overflowing with shoes and dresses, you could create a dressing room or a walk-in wardrobe. These are just a few ideas, but consider the items you own and the type of room that your family might benefit from.
#5: Repurpose your existing items
Chances are, there are probably storage solutions in your home that you haven’t considered.
If you have a bookcase that is free of books, this could be used as a place for your knickknacks and collectible items. If you have any old jars buried within your cupboards, you could dig these out and use them for your children’s game pieces, for food items, or for your craft supplies.
And if you have any spare pieces of wood that from your various woodwork projects, you could create a wine rack, a new shelving unit, or a coffee table with under-storage.
So, think twice before you throw something away. If an item can be repurposed for storage, then think about your personal needs. For more ideas, check out these upcycled storage systems, each one created with those household items that you might currently possess within your home.
#6: Hook it up
Wall hooks are wondrous things. You can add them to your entryway for your coats and umbrellas. You can add them to your garage space for your tools and your wires. They can be added to your bedroom for your dresses and other hangable outfits.
And they can be added to your kitchen for your various utensils and tea towels. In fact, hooks can be added everywhere, and can even be created with the rest of your home decor in mind. Check out these decorative wall hooks for a few prime examples.
So, we hope these ideas were useful to you, but let us know what you think. And if you have any other suggestions for our readers, be sure to share your tips with us.