Living in a small home comes with certain challenges, especially when it comes to storage. Small spaces can get cluttered pretty quickly even with things you use everyday. So getting the storage problem sorted is the first thing you have to care about when decorating a small home.

The best way to do this is making your home decor as functional as possible. So today we’re making a list of top 10 storage ideas that make the most of a small space.

TV Stand Cabinets

You have a TV and you have to place it somewhere. Whether it’s a stand or its hung on the wall, make sure to use it for storage. Get a stand with cabinets and even if the TV is suspended on the wall, use the space underneath it. This is the perfect space for DVDs, books, or display items.

And you can even use a small bookcase as a TV stand for an interesting look.

Ottomans and Coffee Tables

You’re going to have a coffee table or an ottoman in your living room, so get one that has a storage unit built in. That way you can store stuff and hide it out of the view in a very functional way.

Bookcase Behind the Couch

Here’s a sneaky way for extra storage. Place a bookcase behind a couch, whether it’s in the middle of the room or against the wall, it doesn’t matter. Either way you’re using the same visual space and make the couch more functional.

If the couch is against the wall, consider adding wheels to the bookcase so you can draw it out and get even more hidden storage space that way.

Wall Clock


To make your home decor more interesting, get a freestanding wall clock with storage space. You may want to have an accent like a clock as part of your interior design anyway, so might as well make it functional.

Space Under the Shelves

Shelves are great to store things but did you know you still may be leaving a lot of unused space under the shelves? If you screw the lids of jars to the surface, you can suspend these jars for extra storage of small things.

Shared Storage Across Different Rooms

If you have a small kitchen or a bathroom, don’t be afraid to carry kitchen and bathroom items to store in other rooms. That’s especially true if you have an open plan kitchen or the bathroom is next to a hallway. Use cabinets and bookcases to store items from these rooms thus extending their space.

Use Attractive Storage Baskets

Open shelves can get overwhelmed with stuff and that can make the room look cluttered. To avoid that, use beautiful baskets that will take away that clutter.

Bed Storage



There’s a lot of free space under your bed, don’t let it just collect dust. Get a bed with storage units and make use of that space for linens, covers, duvets, or clothes and other stuff.

Nightstands with Cabinets

Make sure your nightstands have cabinets or shelves for extra storage, when decorating small spaces every piece of furniture is important. So make it count.

Use the Inside of Cabinet Doors

This space is usually left empty but you can easily add hooks or little shelves for extra storage of small items in the kitchen.

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