43 small storage ideas for your apartment!

43 small storage ideas for your apartment!

You are planning to move into your new apartment soon? You are on a very tight budget for decoration & furniture? If you are feeling uninspired, you’re at the right place ! Below you’ll find many affordable and great looking decorative and creative ideas to do yourself (DIY).

The DIY decoration projects as seen on Pinterest and elsewhere, are becoming more and more popular. Here are my DIY inspirations for the moment, and I strongly suggest that you browse the web to find great bargains on decorative elements!

Small storage ideas with wooden crates

Use them to store your old rags or assemble them to create a storage unit for the living room, the bedroom, the bathroom or the entrance, whatever the purpose you will never have too much wooden crates. There are so many ingenious ways to create storage with wooden crates! Available at Walmart for $9.98 you are guaranteed not to exceed your budget, however small it may be. You can stain or paint your crates in whatever finish you want; As for me, I like glaze antique to $ 5.99 on sale at Ikea !

Small storage ideas for your apartment with wood crates

    Small and simple storage ideas for you apartment                DIY storage ideas for you apartment

For approximately $30, put some order in your mud room or your bathroom, and make them more welcoming !

Small storage ideas for you apartment

You do not have enough storage in your bathroom? There are several sizes of wooden boxes, some smaller (and cheaper) that you could hang on the wall to store your belongings.

Small and simple storage ideas for your bathroom

Small storage ideas for your bathroom

 

When your storage is part of the decor and everything has its place!

simple storage ideas for your new home

 

Ideas to make your own bedside table … See below, a $7 bedside table made of concrete block!

small storage ideas for your new home

Original TV cabinet, functional, but above all, less than $40 …

simple storage ideas for your new home DIY furniture

small storage ideas for your new home

small storage ideas for your new home

Small storage ideas : make your own wire baskets

What I like about mesh baskets storage is that they are useful while offering a decorative touch. Whether to gather condiments, potatoes, bills or mail, in a kitchen, we always need a place to gather what is lying around. I have created some for my new apartment; I bought them at Home Depot for $ 12.48 and then stained with a metal spray textured black finish $ 6.04 from Walmart.

DIY wire basket

small storage ideas for your new home

For those who tend to lose important papers, here is an effective way to organize your paperwork!

small storage ideas for your new home

Some people wonder what decorative touches should be added to improve a room. Below are some great examples for the bathroom… 

DIY bathroom storage

You need to add shelves? Consider the ideal space and then how you organize it all!

DIY small bathroom storage ideas

Storage ideas

Same idea as the small wooden boxes on the wall for storage, you could opt for a different style!

storage ideas

Small storage ideas : recycled cardboard boxes, customized to your tastes

You love recycling? Use any piece of cardboard that you find on your way, find some patterns you like, print them and stick them on your new cardboard boxes! You could also just paint the color of your choice or cover them with another idea you have in mind.

Recycled boxe DIY small storage ideas

Recycled boxe DIY small storage ideas

Recycled boxe DIY small storage ideas

OTHER IDEAS FOR SMALL STORAGE, SIMPLE & AFFORDABLE FOR YOUR APARTMENT 

 

Decorative touches by optimizing storage

If space allows, here’s a beautiful way to organize and decorate by gathering personal belongings lying around all over the apartment. Take the clutter out of your space for under $ 40 with some pretty wicker baskets on sale at $ 7.99 / each at Ikea. Do not forget to pick up a stool to reach them if necessary!

DIY small storage ideas

Ideas for shelves at low costs

For only $ 40, get one of these two storage walls (see lower photos) for a casual but organized storage space. Buy 5 tablets sold at Ikea to $ 6.99 / each, 10 consoles to attach the shelves to $ 0.50 / each (2 per tablet).

DIY small storage ideas

A wardrobe for $17

If your ceiling height allows, opt for a wardrobe trend, functional and especially economic. Find different lengths of copper pipes ½” available at Home Depot to $ 6.49 to $ 9,52 or 3 feet to 6 feet. Then you need 2 elbows 90° to $ 0.84 / each and 2 fittings $ 1.89 / each on sale at Home Depot and 2 galvanized flanged $ 4.53 / each. When you purchase the pipes, ask at the counter for any copper pipes remaining (3 or 4 1/2 inches long) for the vertical portion of the pole.

DIY small storage ideas

Bedside table $7

As incredible as it may sound, it is possible to get a solid and original bedside tables at such a low price. It’s simple, just buy 2 hollow concrete blocks for $ 1.25 / each for the base, then 1 block solid concrete to $ 1.50 for the top of the bedside table, and that is it!

concret DIY furniture projects

TV table for under $32

Also at Home Depot, buy 2 knotty pine boards 10 feet at $ 17.27 / each cut it in two pieces to have 4 boards each 5 feet, and 4 hollow concrete blocks at $ 1.25 / each. Thus, you have a beautiful industrial style TV table for less than $35. If you don’t like the cedar planks’ color, you can always buy wood stain! If you don’t want to use cedar boards, be careful to choose a rather massive and thick board that will support the weight of whatever you are planning to put on it!

concret DIY furniture projects

Written by Jennifer Larocque View all posts by this author →

Contributor to Drummond House Plans’ blogs and other social media forums since 2012, and more recently, in charge of the production of new home color illustrations, I am also a full time University 2nd year student in ‘’Environmental Design’’. As you have probably noticed from my work, I have always had a fondness for residential architecture, especially interior / exterior design and layout. My current favorite style is a blend of rustic and contemporary which blends the coolness of industrial design with the warmth of natural materials, as you can see throughout my articles!

There are 7 comments for this article
  1. Adrianne Paulson at 4 h 44 min

    This article is full of original ideas and style. I like the onion containers! Here’s an example of how DIY furniture can look better than the ones we buy in the stores.

  2. Tilly at 9 h 07 min

    Great ideas! I love giving things a second life, especially if they are made of natural materials – wood, stone…. The concrete block is my favorite one on this list 🙂

  3. Chloe H. at 2 h 44 min

    Thanks a lot for sharing these creative ideas with us! Bedside table is my favourite one! All the ideas are fantastic!

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