Having a small flat does not mean giving up storage. Bookcases in the hallway, chest or drawer beds, cabinets in dead spaces, benches with space to store. Get inspired by these 25 ideas to optimize the space in your house without giving up a useful cm.
1. A VERY CAPABLE BOOKSTORE TOY MAKER IN THE HALLWAY
Do you need more space to store at home? Look at the passageways with different eyes and take advantage of them with closet cabinets or bookcases. Here, for example, a large bespoke bookcase has been designed to store the children’s toys and stories? Three large drawer drawers help to keep the toys in order.
2. A CHARMING MINI OFFICE
This mini office shows that with little space it is enough to eat or have breakfast in the kitchen. A flown table integrated by a wooden envelope takes advantage of a hole in the column of cabinets and turns this space into a pleasant office corner for two.
3. A WORK HEADBOARD WITH TWO MINI TABLES
The decorator Arun Ant took advantage of this loft with a custom headboard that, in addition to serving as a practical shelf, completed with two niches and a pair of drawers to store the smallest. In addition, being all white, it integrates perfectly into space.
4. FURNITURE THAT TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE SPACE UNDER THE WINDOW
Do not give an inch lost at home, especially if they are scarce. With low shelves that take advantage of the window space, such as this design by the decorator Pia Capdevila, you can gain extra space. Combine some modules with doors to store what you don’t want to be seen.
5. A VERSATILE TV CABINET
This TV cabinet is much more than that. In addition to housing the television, it has a decorative shelf and two large drawer drawers that help keep the room in order. And for the same purpose, space was devised to suit the two puffs. Thus, when not in use, they are integrated into the cabinet without being a hindrance. What a great idea!
6. A BAR WITH SHELVES AND DRAWERS
On small floors, multipurpose furniture is super useful to make the most of the space. Here, the decorator Begone Susanna has planned a small flown breakfast bar that she has completed with shelves and a couple of drawers to have the household items closer at hand. Baskets, like here, are very useful to have everything more in order.
7. AN INVISIBLE WARDROBE IN THE HALL
Planning a wardrobe in the hall is very useful, not only to gather street clothes and have them at hand but to free the wardrobe from the bedroom. For your comfort, use the lower part for the shoes and the central area for the jackets, but only the ones you are wearing at the moment, it is important not to accumulate. You can also have some baskets or trays to leave keys, wallets, glasses … Especially if you do not have, as here, a console or similar in the hall.
8. A SHOEMAKER BLOWN UP IN THE HALL
This shoe rack is a practical two in one, because, in addition to having the shoes in order, its envelope serves as a console to leave the keys, correspondence, and others. To make it lighter it has been designed flown and has been completed with a small shelf as a shoemaker or even to leave the bag or bags when arriving from the street.
9. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BANK TO SAVE
The benches are not only useful in the dining room because they offer more seating places in less space, but also because if you opt for a chest-type design, like this one, you can take advantage of it to store. Another practical option is to equip it with drawers or cabinets.
10. GAIN STORAGE WITH DRAWERS IN THE CHILD’S BED
Raised beds are very useful in the children’s room to gain storage space, either through drawers, cabinets, or shelves. Drawers have been chosen here to store everything from bedding to toys.
11. A VERSATILE ALL-IN-ONE LIVING ROOM FURNITURE
TV cabinet, bookcase, and wardrobe to store. This piece of furniture designed by the decorator Natalia Zubizarreta covers all the storage needs in small rooms. Besides, in white, it integrates with the walls and is less visually heavy.
12. A LIGHT BUT CAPABLE BOOKCASE IN THE LIVING ROOM
The libraries are a classic to gain storage space in the living room, especially if you’re an avid reader. Here, the team at Studio Hot Solo designed one that was visually light – metallic and without a back – but at the same time capable. If you need to gain more space, you can plan a closet area at the bottom, so it won’t weigh as much.
13. A BESPOKE BOOKCASE ON THE HEADBOARD WALL
Colonizing the walls with shelves, like here, is a very good option to add storage capacity without taking away space in the bedroom. So that the structure does not weigh too much, it is best to paint it in white or the same color as the walls.
14. A CONVERTIBLE SHELF IN DINING ROOM
This shelf is like a Swiss Army knife: it seems basic at first glance until it opens up the full range of possibilities. And it is that what seems a bookstore at a glance integrates, in turn, a folding table and two puffs with space to store as dining room benches.
15. A HORIZONTAL WARDROBE WITH A BED WITH A CHEST
The couches or beds with a chest are essential in small floors because you gain an extra invisible wardrobe. So that they are not chaos, the idea is to organize them with boxes – with a lid you will protect the content from dust – or with baskets.
16. A MULTIFUNCTIONAL LIVING ROOM CABINET WITH VARIOUS USES
This living room furniture that evolves into a dining room furniture and a hall closet is super capable and, at the same time, very light. To achieve this, the decorator Begoña Susaeta devised the bookcase area with little depth – just 40 cm – and used the same background for the wine cellar with cabinets at the bottom for the dishes. The furniture was completed with a bench as a shoemaker and a wardrobe for street clothes.
17. A VERY CAPABLE WARDROBE WITH SLIDING DOORS
To make the most of the space there is nothing like custom furniture. So, in the absence of meters in the bedroom, make up for it with a wardrobe up to the ceiling, even more so if you are tall! You will earn an extra cm that can be used to store suitcases or clothes from another season. And if the space is fair, bet on slides, you can speed up to 40 cm.
18. A BOOKSTORE WON ON THE STAIRS
The stairs are very playful. Here it has been used twice: on the one hand, a bookstore has been enabled as it creates a charming reading corner. And, on the other hand, it has earned a closed storage room with two doors without very discreet handles. Better impossible!
19. A CUSTOM-MADE BED THAT INTEGRATES A COMPLETE STUDY
This children’s room is tiny but lacks nothing. To get the most out of it, a compact bed structure was planned, equipped with an extra one, and a very complete study area, which integrates the bedside table that extends as a desk. Multiple rows of drawers and shelves help keep all study supplies in order.
20. A HEADBOARD WITH BUILT-IN CABINETS AND SIDE TABLES
Storing vertically is the best resource to save space to save without mortgaging. Here, the decorator Iñaki Mujika took advantage of the headboard wall with a structure that integrates a shelf, two cabinets, and two side tables with three drawers, which are also completed with a removable shelf that serves as a support surface and hides when you don’t need it.
21. A MULTIPURPOSE PIECE OF FURNITURE IN THE BEDROOM
The space under the windows is usually one of the most easily used to save. Here, for example, a custom base cabinet has been planned that combines drawers and cabinets and completes the closet storage space. In addition, its envelope can be used as a shoe remover or even as a bench to relax and enjoy the views.
22. A HEADBOARD WITH A REMOVABLE MINI SHELF
When needed, it is removed and you have a small shelf as a nightstand, and when it is not used, it is integrated into the headboard structure, freeing up space in the bedroom.
23. A WARDROBE THAT SAVES THE SLOPING CEILING
In this attic children’s bedroom, the lower height space, which would be left unused, has been used to gain a perfect wardrobe for your clothes. When closed with sliding doors, you don’t get a single mortgage and the covered doors give it an extra charm.
24. A BED WITH DRAWERS
An alternative to chest beds when you want to take advantage of the bed structure to store are the designs that integrate drawers. Unlike chest beds, which can be chaotic if you’re not a junkie in order, those with drawers help keep everything in place. However, you must have enough space around the bed to open the drawers.
25. A SHOEMAKER UNDER THE LADDER
If you have a ladder, take advantage of it to save! Here part of the structure has been enabled as a shoe cabinet. Made to measure saves the unevenness of the stairs and takes advantage of its bottom, being able to place several rows of shoes to gain more space.
It is just as important to have space to store –eye, not to accumulate– as to have specific solutions that help you keep what you have stored tidily.