DO IT: WALL STOR­AGE

Run­ning out of floor space? The only way is up. From shelves to hooks, there’s an op­tion to suit every room.

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IF A LACK OF STOR­AGE SPACE IS DRIV­ING YOU UP THE WALL, fear not be­cause that’s ex­actly where you need to be look­ing. Mak­ing the most of your wall space is a way to avoid the need for bulky fur­ni­ture, such as cab­i­nets, and it also gives you the op­por­tu­nity to get creative and show off your favourite ob­jects and relics. The shelfie craze means you can per­son­alise a space in your home and at the same time you have the per­fect spot for all those lit­tle knick-knacks that would oth­er­wise be shoved in a drawer or clut­ter­ing up other sur­faces.

DEC­O­RA­TIVE HOOKS

Try it A weath­ered wooden wall hook from Kate and Simon’s busi­ness, The Wood Room, is handy for hang­ing hats, tow­els and swim­ming cos­tumes on their ve­ran­dah and means there’s still plenty of space for the kids’ bikes. And it looks great, too.

HANG­ING SHELVES

Try it There are so many op­tions with shelv­ing. It can be as util­i­tar­ian or as dec­o­ra­tive as you like. Whether you want your shelf to blend seam­lessly into your home office or cre­ate in­ter­est with dif­fer­ent shapes and colours, there’s some­thing to suit ev­ery­one.

BOOK­SHELVES

Try it Kids’ book­shelves don’t have to be bor­ing. Make them a fo­cal point by choos­ing shelves in un­usual shapes and dis­play­ing books, toys and pic­tures for func­tional and dec­o­ra­tive ap­peal.

WELL ROUNDED Harto “Lou” coat hook, $29, from Clickon Fur­ni­ture. BRIGHT IDEAS Losjön hooks, $9.99 for 5, from Ikea. GONE FISHIN’ Metal wall hanger in Gold, $14.95, from H&M. X MARKS THE SPOT Kids wall hook in Mint Cross, $14.95, from Adairs.

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Sew good

DIY wall hooks are easy to do and in­ex­pen­sive. You can use any­thing you like, such as these vin­tage cot­ton spools.

Beau­ti­ful curves Cre­ate a fea­ture with a spi­ral book­shelf.

SHELF LIFE Ekby Jär­pen wall shelf, $39.99, from Ikea. ROUND IT OFF Round metal wall shelf, $19, from Kmart.

By the book Open shelves are a great way to dis­play books. In­spired by

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