Home Storage Solutions for a Functional and Stylish Space

As we step into the new year, it's time to give a new makeover to your living space with clever home storage solutions. And you don't have to choose between style and functionality. Here at Tode Home, we’ve mastered the art of blending elegance with practicality, always tailoring our work to fit your unique needs and preferences.

Regardless of the room, your storage elements are strongly important in the overall ambiance and comfort of your home. They should be meticulously designed, considering how they are illuminated, and the choice of materials and colors for creating harmony.

In this blog post, we share the best expert designer tips and real-life examples on home storage, offering insights into our design portfolio. Keep reading to find out how the right home storage solutions will help you to elevate the organization and comfort of your entire home. 

Develop Living Room Storage Zones

Nowadays, your living room has to meet a lot of requirements. Spend time with your family, relaxing and unwind at the end of the day or entertaining your guests. With so many needs to fill, it’s no wonder that living rooms require as many storage solutions as it has uses. 

One of the best ways to ensure that you have maximum versatility is to strike a balance between open shelving and closed storage. Open shelves are best to display your books and classier pieces, while closed storage like sideboards gives you ample space to store away pieces like tablecloths and silverware. 

Adding a statement bookcase like our New York bookcase can look wonderfully eye-catching and it’s a way to split up your space so you can have dedicated zones. This bookcase is fully customized and can be tailored to your specific needs and the overall design scheme of the living room. 

Expert tip: As you style an open bookcase like Tode Home’s New York bookcase, mix different pieces such as books and artwork. Try grouping similarly sized items for a balanced look.

Set your Home’s Tone by Organizing your Entryway

The entryway is often the first thing people see when entering your home. A good entryway sets your home’s tone and welcomes residents and guests with style and practicality. Make this space feel uniquely you, by ensuring it blends in well with the rest of your home design.

Your entryway also offers plenty of storage and organization options. You can store away your shoes and coats or incorporate a cabinet in the corridor for bed and bath linens. A sideboard also provides a convenient surface to place keys, a mirror or a decorative piece. 

Lacking a traditional entryway? A seating area, like a bench, defines this zone just by placing it near the door. Incorporating a seating area also provides a comfortable spot for putting on or taking off shoes, adding convenience and comfort to the space. 

Expert tip: Add a photo or a small piece of art to set the tone of a welcoming home. This adds a sense of elegance and artistic expression and can also serve as a conversation piece. 

Keep your Workspace Neat with Smart Office Storage

Home office storage is key to creating a space that's functional and that inspires your productivity while working from home. Whether you've a whole room or a corner in the living room, ensuring you have the best storage solutions is crucial to keep this space tidy.

Look for adaptable storage systems that can grow and be modified as your storage needs change. You can do this by choosing adjustable shelves that can be repositioned and modular storage. This allows you to maximize the available space, fitting the shelves.

Besides storage, a key element in an office space is the careful selection of lighting fixtures. Invest in innovative designs and high-quality craftsmanship that provide functional illumination, while maintaining the elegant ambiance. 

Expert tip: Beware of the color choice for your office storage solutions. Deep colors can create a dramatic effect, but if you want something more relaxing, choose clean, light-coloured furniture.

Look for Multi-Purpose Kitchen Storage Solutions 

Kitchen storage is especially challenging since its crucial for efficient, easy-access organization and functionality. However, it’s important that the functionality doesn’t sacrifice the overall design of your home. 

Clever and elegant kitchen storage solutions, such as shelves and cabinets, can take your kitchen design to the next level. Not only are they pleasing to the eye, but they can help to create a functional space and tailor your space for your needs.

Maximize the available space while maintaining the clean and streamlined appearance by investing in enclosed appliances, like washing machines. Keep in mind the importance of strategically choosing a color and lighting scheme perfectly aligned with your home design.

Expert tip: Work with a designer to create custom shelving and consider creating 5 kitchen designated areas. The first is the cleaning zone, based around the sink; then we have the cooking, refrigeration, food, and non-food zones. 

Declutter and Build Up Bathroom Storage

One of the biggest challenges in a bathroom is lack of space for storage. However, even the smallest of bathrooms has major storage potential. It’s possible to create a space that is both efficient for your morning routine and rejuvenating after you’ve had a long, tiring day.

The first step is decluttering your bathroom to remove excess items. For storage, use small storage items like baskets and consider vertical space. From the bathroom cabinets to the empty wall space, you can find plenty of room in a small bathroom.

For a sense of elegance and sophistication invest in statement furniture and luxurious materials, like a marble sink. This type of pattern adds visual interest and depth, while being functional. 

Expert tip: Pick colors and materials that coordinate with your bathroom and won’t overwhelm the space visually. Clean lines, muted tones and natural materials create a serene atmosphere that promotes peace and tranquility. 

Create Comfortable and Relaxing Bedroom Storage

A bedroom should be a space to switch off and relax before getting a restful sleep. This is not possible when you look around and all you can see is chaos. Which is why it's so important to make the most of your bedroom storage and place things out of view.

However, bedroom storage doesn't have to be purely functional — in fact, at Tode Home we believe that bedroom storage solutions should be as stylish as they are practical, providing space to organize belongings while maintaining the overall aesthetic of the room. 

If you don’t have a lot of floor space available, consider installing wall-mounted shelves or a vertical clothing rack to embrace vertical space. We also recommend investing in custom bedroom furniture that fit your space, so you can have total control over everything. 

Expert tip: Make the most of your space with an ottoman bed that offers plenty of storage for extra bedding or out-of-season clothing without adding more furniture to a space. For more inspiration to decorate a relaxing bedroom, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media. 

Need to revamp your home storage? We’ve got everything you need at Tode Home. All the design pieces we offer are created with you and customized to fit your unique preferences. Whatever type of storage solution you need, we can bring it to life. Book a meeting with us to get started!