Storage As A Part Of Decor: 25 Inspiring Ideas

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Creating storage is always a challenge: it shouldn’t spoil the interior while being functional and accommodating a lot of things. There are tons of solutions to try but if you don’t want to bother yourself with tricky ideas, make storage a part of your decor. How to do that? Here are some ideas to try.

Kitchen Backsplashes

Incorporate some storage into the kitchen backsplash design. How? Attach some railings and holders for pots, frying pans, spices, spoons, etc. Choose these railings and holders according to the kitchen design – brass, stainless steel, copper or something else that fits your color scheme and style, and they can be vintage or modern ones. One more bold idea is rocking a pegboard backsplash, which means that you can attach various shelves and holders wherever you want, and the whole backsplash becomes a functional storage piece.

a pink tile backsplash is accented with copper railings and some kitchen stuff on them

a pink tile backsplash is accented with copper railings and some kitchen stuff on them

make a neutral backsplash more eye-catchy with a rail and vintage pots and frying pans

make a neutral backsplash more eye-catchy with a rail and vintage pots and frying pans

comfy railing is a nice option for every kitchen backsplash, and it doesn't look bad here

comfy railing is a nice option for every kitchen backsplash, and it doesn't look bad here

if you have enough space, go for several railings to hang everything you need, they will work as a wall art

if you have enough space, go for several railings to hang everything you need, they will work as a wall art

a grid can be a nice substitute for railings, and it's easier to install  it can accomodate more things

a grid can be a nice substitute for railings, and it's easier to install it can accomodate more things

a large brass holder with a whole selection of vintage brass pots and frying pans

a large brass holder with a whole selection of vintage brass pots and frying pans

the railings match the hood and the cooker for a more unified and harmonious look

the railings match the hood and the cooker for a more unified and harmonious look

a pegboard backsplash is a creative idea that allows accomodating a lot of things

a pegboard backsplash is a creative idea that allows accomodating a lot of things

Space Dividers

Open layouts are a common thing today as they allow using every inch of space and create a spacious and airy feeling even if it’s not a large room. A nice idea to place storage here is to add a slight space divider with storage. A bookshelf, a large shelving unit or an etagere is right what you need in such a case. Choose its look and color according to your space decor and place it somewhere in between the zones. Such a space divider will subtly separate the spaces without making them look small, it won’t look bulky, which is essential if the space isn’t that large.

a modern white shelving unit divides a living room and a sleeping space

a modern white shelving unit divides a living room and a sleeping space

an airy metal shelving unit with open and box shelves looks very contemporary

an airy metal shelving unit with open and box shelves looks very contemporary

black metal open shelving divides a living room and a dining space and looks lightweight

black metal open shelving divides a living room and a dining space and looks lightweight

a catchy geometric shelf can hold some items and separate the dining and living spaces subtly

a catchy geometric shelf can hold some items and separate the dining and living spaces subtly

a wooden shelving unit with glass parts to separate the dining and living rooms

a wooden shelving unit with glass parts to separate the dining and living rooms

a creative geometric plywood bookshelf separates two spaces and doesn't look bulky

a creative geometric plywood bookshelf separates two spaces and doesn't look bulky

an industrial bookshelf of metal and plywood is a great lightweight piece to separate the spaces

an industrial bookshelf of metal and plywood is a great lightweight piece to separate the spaces

a triangle bookshelf unit is used to separate the attic bedroom and bathroom and make them feel airy

a triangle bookshelf unit is used to separate the attic bedroom and bathroom and make them feel airy

box-shaped shelves partly covering the entrance to the bedroom is a nice solution

box-shaped shelves partly covering the entrance to the bedroom is a nice solution

Open Shelving

Reconsider open shelving! are a great idea to show off your things on display and they don’t look bulky like closed cabinets, they live an airy feeling while accommodating all your things. This is a great idea for any space, they are timeless and elegant and will fit any room from a kitchen to a bedroom. Floating shelves make your space look more modern, and if you want an accent, go for a live edge on them. As for kitchens, try to match the shelves and the countertops for a more chic look. You can also highlight the shelves with some touches like metal tubing or framing on the sides to make them more decorative.

a modern farmhouse kitchen with open floating shelves that match the countertops

a modern farmhouse kitchen with open floating shelves that match the countertops

use an awkward corner for storage, attach some open shelves to the wall

use an awkward corner for storage, attach some open shelves to the wall

modern wooden shelves and eye-catchy stone surfaces make this kitchen very stylish

modern wooden shelves and eye-catchy stone surfaces make this kitchen very stylish

open shelving here looks very lightweight, and that's exactly what you need for an airy feel

open shelving here looks very lightweight, and that's exactly what you need for an airy feel

black open shelves match the cabinets and countertops but look less bulky

black open shelves match the cabinets and countertops but look less bulky

white on white shelves look almost disappearing in the air

white on white shelves look almost disappearing in the air

make open shelving more interesting with a live edge like here

make open shelving more interesting with a live edge like here

open shelving highlighted with metal tubing of a different color to make it a part of decor

open shelving highlighted with metal tubing of a different color to make it a part of decor