11 INGENIOUS HIDDEN STORAGE IDEAS FOR AROUND YOUR HOME – THAT YOU’LL LOVE!

WRITTEN by CHRISSY, LAST UPDATED ON May 17, 2021

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11 Ingenius Hidden Storage Ideas For Around Your Home That You'll Love

I love finding ways to maximise the space we have in our homes – especially in UK homes where space tends to be tight to say the least!

In fact – when we moved into our home there was absolutely ZERO storage there. No wardrobes, no cupboards – NOTHING. So over the years we’ve created cupboards in alcoves, added in shelves behind doors etc.. – and created storage where we can.

But we’ve yet to create hidden storage – and so I wanted to be inspired and took a look around to see what I could find.

It’s amazing how many totally fantastic ideas there are out there, so I just had to share a few with you.

This is my roundup of some of the best ideas I’ve found. Hopefully they will inspire you to be creative and make the most of what space you have….

HIDDEN STORAGE IDEAS FOR AROUND YOUR HOME

#1 – STORAGE IN A WALL SHELF

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I love this idea for having storage within shelves. It’s a great option for bedside tables (as shown), or I would also look at using for a home office for pens or wires, or as somewhere to keep valuables when away on holiday. The options are endless!

#2 – STORAGE IN THE BATH PANEL

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Baths are the biggest piece of furniture in a bathroom, so why not make them work even harder and make the space pay! Having panels that can be removed means that you can store cleaning items, bath products etc… – perfect for a small bathroom with little storage.

#3 – STORAGE IN A BED

Follow this blog for any length of time and you’ll find me waxing lyrical about storage beds. I LOVE them! You can read all about why I love them so much HERE, but for now, i’ll just say that they totally transform a bedroom because of the amount of storage they provide.

I have a storage bed in all bedrooms in my home now, and as it’s a 1930’s home with no built in storage whatsoever, it’s been a life saver to say the least!

#4 – STORAGE IN A PHOTO FRAME

This would be a great way to store little things that often get left on show. I would use in a hallway on the table and store spare keys in it so they’re accessible but totally hidden from view.

You could also use for extra memories that relate to the picture on the front i.e. tickets / small items etc…

#5 – STORAGE BEHIND PICTURES

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WOW. Just WOW! What an easy idea to make storage behind pictures!

Just pop a hinge on one side and voila, you’ve got all those little items easily accessible, but totally hidden away.

I love the idea of both of these pictures, and may well start using both in my home very soon!

#6 – STORAGE IN A HEADBOARD

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This was a great example of how a headboard can provide storage, and you can now buy storage headboards if you take a look around – but this one was made using IKEA shelves – (just click on the picture or credit link to see the full HOW TO) and it’s so effective.

You really wouldn’t miss that extra space behind the bed, and it would streamline your bedroom amazingly well…

#7 – STORAGE IN A PLANT POT

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I don’t want to forget storage for outside in this roundup, and I have really fallen for the idea of using plant pots to hide those ugly but necessary items such as a hose.

Think of the options!

#8 – STORAGE IN A FREE STANDING MIRROR

One of my favourites, and it can hold an amazing amount of jewellery. I can see this in a teenage girls bedroom very easily, and it would definitely take clutter off the dressing table or shelves!

#9 – STORAGE IN A BATHROOM WALL MIRROR

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Love Love Love this!

A really good DIY version of a storage mirror, and this one caught my eye because it can hold so many things so beautifully.

#10 – STORAGE IN THE STAIRS

11 INGENIOUS HIDDEN STORAGE IDEAS FOR AROUND YOUR HOME - THAT YOU'LL LOVE! - home design
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Yes, Yes, these would need to be done by a professional – but wouldn’t it be worth it to have the space around the stairs being put to good use?

I think the second idea would be really useful for a home that didn’t have a loft/attic for larger items. You could easily store a suitcase or two there, or your Christmas decorations – out of the way but easy to grab when needed.

#11 – STORAGE IN A SOCKET

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Last but not least – what a great idea for storing expensive small items when you’re away. What burglar would think of checking a socket for the valuables?!

11 Ingenius Hidden Storage Ideas For Around Your Home That You'll Love

So – there you have it.

My favourite hidden storage ideas from around the web, and I hope they’ve inspired you to look at the space you have in different ways.

You may have more storage than you think, if you just think outside the box a little…

P.S Want even more hidden storage ideas? – then you’ll definitely want to check out this post all about hidden storage furniture ideas… 

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