The IT List: 10 Stylish Storage Solutions

Like everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re going through our annual Spring cleaning rituals here at DIO and realizing we have way more stuff than we thought.  And because half of the interior design process involves figuring out where to put stuff, we figured we’d share some of our favorite storage options with everyone.  Here they are:

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1.  Stack it up: These awesome modular bamboo shelves can be stacked in any configuration to provide custom storage in an instant.  And because they’re made from 100% bamboo they are as easy on the environment as they are attractive.  $740 each in the DIO Store.

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2.  Hide it under the bed: There are several under-the-bed storage options available, ranging from soft fabric organizers to wooden drawers on wheels for easy access.  Check your local hardware or discount store for different types and remember to measure your floor clearance before you buy.

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3.  Hang it up: This sleek wall shelf is a showpiece in itself, and allows you to display spirits, glassware, books, or objet d’art in a stylish way while freeing up counter and floor space.  It can be mounted horizontally or vertically.  $557 in the DIO Store.

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4.  Tuck it under the stairs: Granted, this one requires the efforts of a handy carpenter, but if you’ve got an open space under your staircase this is a great idea for maximizing your storage potential.

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5.  Sit on it: Storage benches and ottomans let you hide away seldom-used items and provide extra seating to boot.   They’re great in foyers, mud rooms, and bedrooms.  This Nate storage bench is just $557 in the DIO Store.

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6.  Basket Case: Wicker storage baskets (available at any housewares or discount store) are a great way to stow things that you still need easy access to, like laundry detergents, toys, clothing, and magazines.  Choose a color that coordinates with the wood color in the room.

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7.  Lean on me: This hip leaning bookshelf lets you display books and curios without making any permanent attachments to the wall.  It’s great for rentals or anyone with a fear of commitment.  $532 in the DIO Store.

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8.  Display it: For cool little collectables and decorative objects, this modern wall sculpture/shelf is a fantastic choice.  It even looks good empty.  $404 in the DIO Store.

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9.  Hide it away: This stunning mid-century-modern-inspired cabinet is the epitome of cool, and it’s constructed of solid bamboo!  Excellent in a great room, dining, room, or den.  $1988 in the DIO Store.

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10.  Roll it up: Rather than taking up space in the linen closet try rolling up your bath and hand towels and displaying them in baskets in the bathroom.  It adds a spa look to the space and keeps them within easy reach.

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Drop by the decorateITonline STORE to purchase these cool items, and check out our TOOLS page for more great ideas!

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