Sunday, 17 August 2014

Wall power

When you've got a lot of stuff and not a lot of space, it pays to think vertically. So if floor space is at a premium in your apartment, look up: those bare walls could be working a whole lot harder. Think floating shelves in lieu of clunky bookcases, wall-mounted organisers to free up desk space and hooks and hangers that double as decoration. Keeping things tidy has never been this stylish...

 Image via theseventytree.blogspot.com.

Smart use of a small section of wall (above).

Image via Bernada Bekic.

Crazy creative wall equals sparkly clean desk (and how amazing is that worn leather chair?!).  

Image via mechantdesign.blogspot.nl (left) and trendenser.se (right). 

Old fencing turned slimline storage that doesn't encroach on your space (above). Peg up invitations, reminders and photos; hang baskets or bags, tea towels or scarves, depending on where it's placed.

Image via theprettyblog.com (left) and designsponge.com (right).

Trend we love: no longer associated with school excursions, the classic clipboard is re-imagined as a chic alternative to the photo frame. Mount them above your desk to clip up inspirational messages and art prints, or in the kitchen to hold shopping lists, reminders and bills - no tacky fridge magnets required.

Image (right) via nordicdays.nl.

Bold oversized wall hooks turn your coats and scarves into contemporary art - we love these colourful circular hooks by Design By Them, $35 each - find them here.

Image via stylelixir.com.

Photo frames can be appropriated into all kinds of neat wall-hung storage options - we love this restrained take on a mood board (above) and clever coffee cupboard idea (below) for the kitchen. 

Image via decor8blog.com (left) and houseofturquoise.com (right).

Small kitchens never have enough storage, so save the cabinetry for pots and pans and show off your gorgeous collection of teacups by mounting them to a vintage paling on the wall. Saves on space and adds colour to the kitchen - it's a win-win.

Image via decor8blog.com.

Stationery storage (above) that throws the humble pencil case into sharp relief.

Image via apartmenttherapy.com. 

Vintage key cabinets make the prettiest jewellery organisers and you can see your strands of jewels at a glance (no untangling impossibly knotted chains here!).

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Cloud-shaped magnetic key holder from Hard to Find (left) and chevron wall hooks from Etsy (right).





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