627 Storage Design Photos And Ideas

A Ferdinando Maffii painting hangs beside a sleek, custom wardrobe.
Storage is hidden inside the wooden ramp.
For a fun surprise, bright camellia pink was used inside the Equitone cabinets.
Built-in pantry hidden in a corridor
The red wall cabinet was designed by August. The floors throughout the home were replaced with wide, salvaged heart pine floorboards with radiant heat.
A discreet entryway to a hidden litter box perforates a white wall.
A sliding panel separates the living room and kitchen when necessary; the rest of the time, it conceals the wine and liquor cabinet.
Streamlined birch plywood cabinetry and a maple butcher-block counter forms the kitchenette, which isn’t intended for extensive meal prep. The building is a blend of "a bedroom and camping," says Shaw, which means much of the cooking and cleaning happens outside.
New storage, multifunctional pegs, and pegboards help a New York City lawyer make the most of his 710-square-foot apartment. In the foyer, StudioKCA turned a closet into a valet area.
This reconfigured Craftsman home in Portland, Oregon, designed by Beebe Skidmore Architects, includes a highly functional mudroom. The exterior siding and windows were kept in place to reference the house’s previous incarnation. Built-in cabinetry with exposed plywood edges and laminate fronts are now up to the task of handling the family’s gear. The mudroom has sight lines to the family nook at the back corner.
The bespoke brass dressing room unit in the principal suite has a pivoting double-sided mirror and individual hanging slots for feature pieces. It was designed by PO Box Designs and crafted by Koorool Constructions.
Extensive storage in the kitchen hallway provides plenty of spots to put beautiful objects on display or tuck them neatly out of sight.
Appliances are hidden behind white panelling in the kitchen. A built-in nook in the kitchen entrance creates a niche to drop your things and disconnect from the road.
There are no upper cabinets in the kitchen, but a large walk-in pantry in the middle of the home—decked out in a cheery yellow paint and chicken-print wallpaper from Voutsa—provides ample storage.
Black walnut surrounds the U-shaped master closet.
Described by the architects as the place where "spa meets retail," the master bathroom and closet revolve around two floating islands natural lit by skylight wells above.
Rejuvenation wall hooks match the shade of the bench cushion. The laundry room's Heath tiles are colored in "Heron Blue."
This built-in area can be used as a desk or vanity.
The bespoke walnut storage and brass hardware in the principal bedroom was designed by Tang. The lamp is by Noguchi.
As part of the built-in cabinetry beneath the stairs, Wilson included a pull-out bed that can be used by overnight guests.
Built-in cabinetry beneath the staircase provides extra storage space for the 1,024-square-foot home.
With a love of plants, Tina made greenery a focal point. She created wall to display her plant clippings. The thoughtful use of space allows her to keep plants without overwhelming the space. It’s also a work of art.
New storage in the bedroom complements the historic detail at the ceiling.
Pieces from Thea Ceramics sit with Falcon enamel dishware, the latter of which can be used for outdoor dining without fear of breakage.
Laine's 2019 piece "Intruder
The sand-cast brass Cove Handles by local designer Henry Wilson will oxidize and darken over time to reveal a distinctive patina.
The slim-lined solid brass hardware is the Wendel wire pull from Lostine.
Zachary’s father—a fine woodworker and production designer for television—built the walnut unit. The beadboard backing brings texture to the display and syncs with other applications in the house.
Guang’s collections room.
Terrazzo flooring and a board-formed concrete ceiling add texture, while full-height cabinetry accented with bespoke, round wood handles provides plenty of hidden storage.
A circular coat closet helps to break up the home's linearity.
Heath Ceramics tile—in shades of pink, lavender, and maroon—livens up the closet/bathroom floor.
A custom built-in with laminate accents in the dressing area is also by Joshua West Smith. “He did such a beautiful job of making cabinetry that looks like what could have been in the house,” says Merrill.
A bar is tucked away in a living area built-in.
The Outdoor Room stores stacked firewood used for the wood-burning stove in the living room.
In an effort to make getting dressed easy, the Perezes included a six-foot closet on the first level in the large bathroom area.
Food prep waste is separated into large containers and composted.
All of the home’s walnut cabinetry is book-matched, so the grain flows across the fronts.
A small, open wardrobe space is also located on the second floor, next to the editing studio and the raised loft bedroom.
The service corridor also features modular storage that picks up the same grid pattern as the hanging space frames in other rooms.
All LumiPods come with integrated storage. The full-height cabinetry is built from natural oak timber veneer with a matte finish.
Rust-colored travertine tiles from Byzantine Design line a bar niche.
Sliding doors crafted from Marblo conceal the television
Detailed casework and built-in furniture run throughout the home.
An extensive walk-in closet is a pass-through between the living space and the master bedroom.
Colorado Caravan fit an abundance of storage into the renovated Airstream. All seating areas lift up for storage underneath. The bunks also have space on the floor for shoes in an extended toe kick, clothing bins, and drawers can be secured against bumpy rides.
The bold pink hue was picked in collaboration with the client. “She wasn't afraid of color,” says Dyer, who paired it with a deeper burgundy shade for the doors.
There’s now a storage locker for each member of the family. They sit atop a platform made of stained oak, like the kitchen island. The cabinet maker customized the molding detail to match the width of the pulls.
Dyer designed a designated niche for keys and mail by the exterior entrance.
Relocating the kitchen door and changing the windows to high, small units created much more space for storage.
The walls were gently rounded at the stove alcove and inset niches hold supplies.
The home’s bar features a vintage sink that the homeowners combined with a vintage dresser. Geometric Heath Ceramics for Hygge and West wallpaper serves as a backdrop.
Continuing the built-in elements and panelling in the bedrooms creates visual consistency and eschews the need for additional furniture that may bring clutter.
The large pantry allows all the food to be in one place, visually out of the way, yet still super convenient to the rest of the kitchen.
With the help of California Closets, the homeowners maximized every square inch of space with shelving, drawers, and a countertop area for placement of various small appliances like a microwave, coffee maker, and tea kettle.
The built-in shelving and storage save space.
A partial wall made from cedar sawmill offcuts separates the kitchen from the bedroom area.

Modern storage solutions transcend the idea of "out of sight, out of mind." Storage doesn't have to mean a box unceremoniously shoved under a bed—it can be a way to display your most treasured objects, or step foot into the minimalist lifestyle. Browse some of the most innovative storage ideas there are—including closets, cabinets, shelves, and that challenging space under the stairs.