My mother passed down a lot of ridiculous life lessons, including the one decorating mantra I will never force my inner designer to subdue. “You can never have too much storage space.”
Unfortunately, (I hope she never sees that I put this in writing) she’s right. Chic storage to keep your life organized and your home clutter free is hard to come by. As useful and necessary as traditional shelving is, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and come up with something wacky and different!
Consider a few of these shelving options:
This stair step shelving is wildly innovative. It all slides into one slender case, but for the shorties out there (ah-hem) it’s simple to slide the shelves out and make a little staircase up to whatever you can’t reach then slide them back in to hide them out of the way. From Storage and Glee.
How about a unique shelf for the boys? It’s made from skateboards! From Skate Study House.
What kind of personal library do you have? Maybe it’s packed with philosophy texts … perfect! From MakeZine.
An entire house made of shelves! Imagine the epic shoe rack this would be … From Dornob.
This non-shelf bookshelf is awesome! From Plasticland.
Check out this awesome tree design from CasaHaus, too!