6 Decor Items That Double As Storage Solutions

Finding ways to add storage to a small space is no easy feat. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish home décor items that offer up some extra storage room. To prove our point, we rounded up a few of our favorite decorative furnishings that double as storage hubs. From mirrors to candle holders, here are six home goods that provide some extra room for storage.

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1. Storage ottomans

A good storage ottoman is a foolproof way to score extra storage room and stash stuff from plain sight. Use one at the end of your bed to store your spare bedding or in your living room to stockpile magazines, throw blankets, or anything else you need within arm’s reach of your sofa.

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2. Decorative ladders

Who knew decorative ladders could offer up so much storage potential? Obviously designer Sarah Sherman Samuel, who put a slender one right next to her bathroom sink in place of a traditional towel rack. Try one in your own bedroom or bathroom to forge a surprisingly stylish display that you can actually hang stuff on.

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3. Mirrors with hooks

If you aren’t already hip to mirrors with built-in storage hooks, then now’s the time to smarten up. Mount one near your front door to streamline your entryway, or in your bathroom or bedroom to hang up jewelry and other miscellaneous baubles.

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4. Bar Carts

An attractive bar cart is always awesome to have at home for happy hour, but it turns out they’re also pretty great for storing stuff. Employ one of these wheeled wonders in your bathroom to stash towels, cosmetics, and other toiletries, or in your living room for an unexpectedly sophisticated way to show off your favorite art objects.

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5. Candleholders

If you thought your empty candleholders were no longer useful, then think again. Once the candle is gone, you can clean them out and repurpose them in your bathroom to corral your makeup brushes or on your desk in place of a boring penholder. They also make adorable mini-planters for succulents and other tiny houseplants.

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6. Bookcases

Believe it or not, a clean-lined bookcase or étagère can work wonders for just about any storage-deprived room in your home. Bring one into your bathroom to stash towels, toilet paper, and beauty products or into your bedroom for a place to display shoes, purses, sweaters – and more – in style.

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