Monday, October 17, 2011

{small space style}

Our new place has extremely limited storage and space so one of the key challenges we faced was where are we going to put all of our stuff?  We had to be creative and work out some clever ideas to maximise space, so for the past few weeks I have been gleaning as much inspiration as possible that I thought I would share.

{open shelving}

I love the idea of open bookshelves; not only can they be styled so they are visually nice to look at, but because the sides and back are open they automatically create a sense of space.

{living room}


Where to buy: West Elm; Howards Storage

{closet inspiration}

For the first time ever I am lucky enough to have designed my own closet space. Of course, its not as big as I would like, but its definitely the best closet space I have owned! I designed an IKEA Pax system that includes a shoe organiser, a special drawer to hold all of my jewellery and accessories, plus plenty of hanging space with different heights. Having a well organised closet makes getting dressed in the morning rather fun :)

Where to buy: IKEA

{make up /  drawer organisers} 

Drawer and make up organisers have become my new best friend. I didn't even know that such elaborate systems existed, but now that I do, my bathroom drawers have never looked so good.

Where to buy: Howards Storage

So there you have it, a few ideas that have inspired me lately. I will be sharing my progress soon, but in the meantime, I'd love to know what other space saving ideas you have!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Rachel xo

Image credits: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5


  1. I could live in that wardrobe and be happy :-) Job well done girl!

  2. Ikea is so perfect for small spaces! The 'build your own wardrobe' is genius! You have lovely ideas and I love the pictures.

    Hope the move isn't too stressful!

    Girl About Town XxX

  3. Open bookshelves are such a great idea. I'm thinking of re-decorating my home-office and white open shelves are what I have in mind. Love the closet! Thanks for the inspiration, Rachel, and have a wonderful week! :)

  4. Rachel, you have such a great inspiration and you are so organised! BTW, I also have an IKEA Pax wardrobe and I love it!

  5. What great inspiration! Oh the joy being organised brings!!

    Abbey x

  6. I love open shelves, especially closets! I wish I had the extra space

  7. Love the inspiration! Going to be pinning the pic with the bar on the shelf :)

  8. Lovely inspirations!! IKEA is so my BFF when it comes to organization haha

  9. The closet is fantastic! Great organising ideas, thanks! Sara x

  10. How exciting that you were able to design your own closet! That is a dream of mine :)

    Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! xoxo

  11. I love, love, love open shelves! Lots of inspiration here, hun! xx

  12. Just beautiful! These images are full of inspiration. Especially the first image! x

  13. Nice shelving ideas...

    This post reminded me to get organized

    and love the inspiration pics.

  14. Loving the kitchen pic with the liquor tray. I would totally want that for my kitchen!

    Lenya @ 7 Year Wedding