Practical & Pretty Organization

August 1, 2016

I have a pet peeve - clutter that I can see and not hide in a storage closet. It drives me crazy. Rather than try to stuff too many storage boxes into one closet, I like to utilize wall space as a way to store items as well as a way to make what would have been just a plain white wall look nice. Each of the shelving units below are very reasonably priced from either Target or Ikea. Here are a few tips on how to create stylish organization in your own home! 


1) Laundry Room


I spend a significant portion of my day in the laundry room (I'm sure many of you can identify). I was tired of feeling like I was in a windowless, white cube, surrounded by unattractive wire shelves stacked high with plastic bins, so I decided to spice it up. I replaced the wire shelving with a $30 bookcase from Target. To add to the bookcases's "curb appeal", I mixed decor items among the storage baskets and boxes. It is a neat way to be organized, utilize closet space, and create a unique storage system that is practical and stylish.


2) Office


In the office, a white Ikea bookcase lines one wall. I didn't want to fill each cubby with files and books which would inevitably over time get messy and look like cluttered chaos. So I chose turquoise and gold polka-dot storage boxes ($6 each from HomeGoods!) which tie in with the desk that is covered with a turquoise and gold geometric design. To avoid "gold-overload," three raffia baskets were interspersed in the cubbies. Instead of buying an unattractive grey filing cabinet, a two-pocket file hanger is mounted on the wall. The hangar is a great way to store files in a way that looks attractive and is also practical. If you prefer one that has more "pockets" Target sells a line that contains five pockets and is made of white wood.



Please reload

Featured Posts

DIY Drop Cloth Pergola Curtains

October 12, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload