Stuff it all – but do it stylishly

Life & Style Weekend - - HOME - with Tracey Hordern

WE COL­LECT, we buy and we are given and be­queathed “stuff” end­lessly for our homes. But where ex­actly are we sup­posed to store all this stuff that we have gath­ered? Whether it is stor­ing bed linen, pa­per­work, books, toys or wine, most of us need to get cre­ative when it comes to com­bat­ing clutter. Here are a few so­lu­tions to help store your “stuff”.

◗ THINK OUT­SIDE THE BOX: Most stor­age boxes are rel­e­gated to places like the garage, leav­ing you lit­tle op­tion to ac­cess what you have stored. A bet­ter al­ter­na­tive is to con­sider cre­at­ing shelv­ing for items you do want to see and ac­cess, such as books and knick-knacks. You can even add light­ing to this shelv­ing for great ef­fect.

◗ CRE­AT­ING SPACE OUT OF UN­USED CAVITIES: There are now all sorts of stor­age so­lu­tions, in a num­ber of sizes and shapes to fit al­most any small space, such as un­der a stair­case or in an un­used cor­ner. If you think cre­atively, you can usu­ally trans­form most un­used nooks into stylish stor­age op­tions.

◗ PRETTY AND PRAC­TI­CAL WIN­DOW SEATS: Win­dow seats are as prac­ti­cal as they are at­trac­tive. If you have the space to cre­ate a win­dow seat, use that op­tion. You can then use the space un­der the seat to store items such as linen, ex­tra blan­kets and cush­ions.

◗ GO­ING UP THE WALL: Walls can eas­ily be con­verted into shelv­ing for books or other prized pieces and even as stor­age for wines.


◗ Stylish stor­age so­lu­tions in­clud­ing the ver­ti­cal op­tion of go­ing up the wall.

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