There’s a fabulous metropolitan feel to living in a big city, but one downside can be that room size can be a little restricted, so it’s vitally important that you make good use of every centimetre of available space.

The key to success in storage is to be clever about it. The space under your bed, for example, can be utilised for baskets to hold items. Similarly, benches with lids allow you store things away and provide you with additional seating.

A wardrobe with both hanging space and shelves can be a brilliant investment and can make you supremely organised. Plus, not only can you see everything at a glance, your clothes will remain in pristine condition.



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When space is limited, it’s a great idea to use wall space, so the more you can hang on hooks the better. Shoes can take up valuable floor space so look for a simple shoe rack that can be wall mounted. Perfect for practical, day-to-day storage.


Scarves and socks can take up valuable drawer space that could be used for other items. Look for storage solutions that can be hung up inside your wardrobe. Multi compartments will help you to organise scarves, belts, jewellery or anything else that you need stored, and the fact that it hangs inside your wardrobe means that it’s all out of sight!

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It’s always lovely to have a collection of books on show, depending on the style of your interior you could adopt this book case idea made from a painters ladder.


One thing that will always make a living area look untidy is when there are magazines and newspapers lying around. Investing in a stylish magazine rack will provide storage that will also complement the décor.


You can never have too many storage baskets! Whether you simply use them to store items sitting on the floor, or to slide under your bed, baskets – particularly rattan and wicker – offer both an aesthetic and practical appeal.


For the perfect storage solution, a bench with drawers is the answer! Stylish and practical in appearance these benches will provide a home for scarves, shoes, hats and umbrellas in any hall and can be used with complementary cushions to make a lovely seat!