Home Storage Ideas

an image of an organised larder unit

It’s easy for our homes to become cluttered and unorganised.  

You may think that you’ve maxed out on available space, but there are lots of clever home storage ideas that you could be making use of.  

To help you add some free square footage onto your home, we’ve created this handy guide filled with home storage ideas for every room of the house.  


Living room storage 

tv stand with tv on top

Start by thinking about the big furniture in your living room. Which items do you really use every day? Things like the TV and the sofa obviously have to stay where they are… or do they? 

If you have a large television that takes up a lot of space in the room, it may be a good idea to think about wall mounting it. Or, on the other hand, the solution to more storage space could simply be to buy a large TV stand and use the various storage boxes and drawers that come with it to store away smaller items. 

If you’re in a smaller house or apartment and have a small living room, being able to store your larger items will create more space. A small sideboard is a great way to tidy away board games and blankets, and also provides a great surface to show off decorative furnishings.12815606  

Nest style furniture allows you to store away your chairs – leaving you with extra room for entertaining. Or, a ladder shelf is a great way to make use of your vertical space and you can use small baskets to organise and bits and bobs that don’t have a home. 

Limited when it comes to bedrooms? Adding a multifunctional sofa bed could be the solution, as they can create additional seating and sleeping space. 

Hallway storage 

For those with young children, we have plenty of hallway storage ideas that’ll blend with the style of your home. One really effective way to teach kids the importance of putting things away after playtime by giving them a gorgeous toy chest –  that way they’ll know teddy is always safe and sound. 

A simple shoe rack can also help to restore a bit of order to a shoe-cluttered hallway and lets everyone know exactly where you’d like them to be. Or, a storage chest is a great multi-purpose option that can double up as a storage unit and a handy place to sit whilst putting your shoes on before you head out the door.

Keep your coats organised and in one space with a coat hook 

Kitchen storage

an image of the Homebase Timber Shaker kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home – and where we store the most amount of goods! So, how we store them can make all the difference to the amount of space we have available to us.

With clever kitchen storage, you can easily double your fridge space. Opt for some inserts that will help to organise your soda cans and fruit and veg.  Things like coffee, tea and cereal can take up much more room than they need to. Scrap the packaging and store them in stackable storage containers instead. 

Our large dry food keepers will help maximise your space and make sure you don’t have to deal with the splintering pasta aftermath left in your cupboards. 

Up your storage game with a larder. The perfect place to store dry foods and crockery, it also includes a built-in spice rack to keep your spices and condiments organised.

Bedroom storage

The bedroom should be a place of calm and relaxation – a messy room can make it difficult to manifest this. If your lack of bedroom storage is causing problems, then we have plenty of solutions to give you a helping hand.  

Our cube storage is perfectly suited to your bedroom. Positioned either standing horizontally or vertically, it can be adapted to suit your style and bedroom design.  If you want to tidy things away out of sight, our cube inserts are ready and waiting to help store the goods you don’t want on display. 

If you have space underneath your bed, one of the most simple and effective ways to declutter your bedroom is to take advantage of our rollable under-bed storage boxes. You’ll never have to worry about the treading on any of your valuables again. 

Those are our home storage ideas! If you’ve got an unusually shaped space in your home, or you’re unsure of how to properly take advantage of it, have a look at more of our advice on storage here. And don’t forget to share your favourite storage ideas with us @Homebase_UK on Instagram.  



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