Channel your inner Marie Kondo and let these so-organized-it-hurts spaces inspire you to declutter and organize your home with creative storage solutions and a minimalist approach to decorating.
1. Picture-Perfect Pantry
(Photo Credit: Chris Warnes / Australian House & Garden)
There’s nothing more satisfying than an organized pantry. Not only does it make finding what you need super easy and help prevent you from buying things you already have on hand, an organized pantry allows you to embrace open-shelving, which is 100 percent on trend in kitchens at the moment. And if you’ve been waiting for a rainy day to finally label all the jars in your pantry, well, consider this photo your “rainy day.” This delightful display certainly inspired us to get out our label makers! The best part? You’ll never have to guess between flour and sugar again.
2. Heavenly Home Office
(Photo Credit: Elouise Van Riet-Gray / homes+)
Keeping your home office as clean and clutter-free as this one may seem near impossible, but we’re here to prove you wrong! With some clever (not to mention affordable!) storage solutions like an IKEA shelving unit and handy storage baskets from Kmart, your office (and brain) will feel clearer in no time. Don’t forget to add a few indoor plants to the mix!
3. Wondrous Wall Hooks
(Photo Credit: Maree Homer / bauersyndication.com.au)
Who ever said form and function weren’t compatible? These unusual wall hooks are the perfect decorative storage solution and a great tool for preventing coats, bags, towels, and other miscellaneous items from being strewn all over the place. Go for classic wood grain or color match them to suit your interior.
4. Laundry Love
(Photo Credit: Armelle Habib / bauersyndication.com.au)
Talk about #laundrygoals! Who knew a laundry room could look so welcoming? Usually adorned with dirty socks, this neat and tidy space would turn washing clothes into a chore you love doing! Well, almost…
5. Library Under the Stairs
(Photo Credit: Photo James Henry / homes+
Wondering how to make use of that awkward space under the stairs? Why not turn it into a neat little shelving unit to keep your book collection in order? If you want it to look even more alluring, you could color-code the books, too (if that’s not against your personal book-organizing code!).
6. The Art of Display
(Photo Credit: Scott Hawkins / homes+)
Knick-knacks and treasured items are not to blame for a cluttered house — it’s the way they are displayed that is the problem. The owner of this gorgeous weatherboard beach house loves her collection of ceramics and family heirlooms, and they look fantastic displayed in this modular built-in shelving, proving advance planning is key when it comes to an attractive, organized home.
7. Double-Duty Doorway
(Photo Credit: Photo: Eve Wilson / real living)
Small spaces are especially prone to clutter, usually due to lack of storage. Here, a wall-mounted shoe cabinet doubles as an entry table in this compact-yet-creative apartment foyer. High shelves and floor-to-ceiling bookcases are excellent storage solutions for small spaces, as well — and if you’re handy with tools and wood, then it’s easy enough to install an affordable unit or bookcase yourself. Keeping the contents of the shelves tidy can really help to declutter the space visually, so grab some simple storage boxes to slot into the shelves and a few colorful glass tumblers to keep the smaller knick-knacks contained.
This post was written by Olivia Clarke. For more, check out our sister site Homes to Love.