Once you’ve put in your sofabed, desk and dining table, there often isn’t much room left for storage. But it’s time to get creative because there are solutions! Painted upturned boxes that have been stacked Tetris-style are the ideal place to store paperbacks, little objects -useful or otherwise - like in a curiosity shop, and pretty stationary, that you can slip into transparent jars so it can still be seen. To make a home-made shelving unit, you can choose boxes in the same colour but different sizes, to avoid the impression of one big block, to tidy away your large or small items. To make it even more personalised, you can also slip in a few boxes in different colours, but be careful to keep it in the same colour range to create an overall stability and harmony.
One shelf, many possibilities
If your space is small, think modularity and versality
The Cleo shelf has differently sized boxes and can be set up both vertically and horizontally. Here, the self-works as a divider between the bedroom and the living-room. For greater effect, customize the shelf with graphic and modern wrapping paper or wallpaper samples: pick and choose what you like according to your mood!”
An extra tip ?
If you hang it low enough, your (almost) improvised shelving unit can also serve as a side table or nightstand. If you hang it higher up, it becomes a pretty and original bookshelf where you can store objects in a unique way: books, photos, souvenirs, etc. In that case, it is better to fix the boxes to the wall and to each other. Over to you to create your very personal designer storage, which will add a lot of character to your little home.”