Your home is hiding more space than you think.

By Marla Christiansen
Updated April 24, 2018
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Embrace that small corner or narrow pathway with a stylish solution for awkward spaces. The Fresh Exchange proves that a set of narrow cabinets topped with wood is all you need to fill in these forgotten spots. This customizable solution is an attractive way to score some storage space in a dead zone.
The Fresh Exchange

Finding a place for everything is sometimes the hardest part of keeping a home looking neat and tidy. Luckily, gaining some extra space around the house doesn’t have to mean adding square footage. A simple DIY may be all you need to hide some extra storage right in plain sight.

The Fresh Exchange

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Mind the Gaps

Embrace that small corner or narrow pathway with a stylish solution for awkward spaces. The Fresh Exchange proves that a set of narrow cabinets topped with wood is all you need to fill in these forgotten spots. This customizable solution is an attractive way to score some storage space in a dead zone.

Piper and Poppies

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Spice Up Your Storage

Make your child’s wardrobe a work of art with this smart, budget-friendly trick. With the help of a little paint, an inverted spice shelf transforms into an adorable clothing rack that doubles as a display shelf. Find this handy IKEA hack at Piper and Poppies.

Limmaland

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Get Crafty

Corral all kinds of clutter in some clever, no-sew storage bins. With only felt and a FROSTA stool from IKEA, Limmaland has created a brilliant way to stash toys, pillows, or even laundry. Mounted with casters, this versatile storage option allows you to easily roll it out of the way.

A Beautiful Mess

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Room to Reflect

Mirrors are great at bouncing light around a room to create the illusion of a larger space without weighing things down. By giving a bit of depth to a full length mirror, A Beautiful Mess has devised a deceptively spacious storage area for jewelry and other accessories.

Sugar and Cloth

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Mid-Century Made Modern

Create some mid-century magic with a space savvy side table. This lovely '50s-style piece from Sugar and Cloth has a modern twist. Just beneath the wooden surface is hidden storage, keeping remotes and other essentials within arm’s reach, but out of view.

The Vintage Rug Shop/Brittany Makes

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Go Vertical

Welcome some warmth into your home with an easy and elegant storage option for your blankets and towels. Offering plenty of vertical storage space, this stunning copper ladder can be nestled into any nook to satisfy your organizational needs and provide a lovely way to display textiles. Find the full how-to at The Vintage Rug Shop.

Rogue Engineer

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Secret Shelves

A beautiful way to display books, art, or photos, floating shelves not only look good, but they also don’t require much space, like this one designed by the Rogue Engineer. Hinged at the bottom, this shelf opens up to reveal a secret compartment that is perfect for storing keys, jewelry, and other precious items.