If space is a precious commodity in your home, chances are you’ll understand the importance of maximising every inch of square footage.
But what if you are unable to squeeze in that study table that you so desperately need? Or that rack for your favourite bike that you wish to store indoors? (We have the answers to both problems in this piece.) Then perhaps it’s time to start exploring ways to make use of those empty walls at home. Read on for some useful ideas on how to maximise these vertical structures that are more than just bricks and paint.
1. Hung-up memories
Don’t be at the mercy of thick photobooks that require a bulky wardrobe or sideboard for storage. Create a wall collage with your favourite shots and you’ll be rewarded with a characterful focal point for your living room that also saves on space.
2. Gravity-defying tools
With the help of the right tools, building your own hanging workshop is no tough challenge. All you need is a sturdy metal rack and some hooks to hang up your hammers, clamps and spare parts. As a bonus, you’ll get to inject some industrial charm into the surroundings with this set-up!
3. Hang loose
Just like their shelf cousins, hooks provide homeowners with a fuss-free way to utilise empty stretches of wall for storage. These unobtrusive fittings are also useful for when you wish to put the attention on an interesting backdrop, such as these herringbone-style bathroom walls.
4. Dial it up
Who said that decorative structures can’t be used for storage? This bedroom feature wall houses an extensive collection of sunglasses and watches with the help of wooden panels that feature convenient see-through compartments.
5. Pocket study
This compact nook provides an elegant solution to the space constraints of a tight bedroom corner. Comprising a simple wall-mounted work surface and cabinets that are shielded by pocket doors, the design of this petite study is a perfect fit for small spaces.
6. Riding high
Biking enthusiasts take note! If you wish to store your bicycles indoors, hanging them up on a wall is one option that you can consider to save on floor space.
We are big fans of simple and smart storage ideas, so share yours with us in the comments section below!